University of Alaska Fairbanks Theatre Company Rules
1. Please sign in immediately upon arrival for each call. beginning with tech. Never sign for another actor.
2. Please use the stage left stage door if you are rehearsing on stage or in the Lab Theatre.
3. Please use the dressing room level door for dress rehearsals and performances.
4. Please do not open the sliding doors to enter the theatre. Do not prop open or interfere with the latching mechanism of any door in the theatre.
5. Please open and close the stage door quietly.
6. Please do not open the sliding doors between the stage and the Lab Theatre or the doors between the stage and the Scene Shop.
7. Please report to the Technical Director or Stage Manager if you break or notice the breakage of ANY THEATRE EQUIPMENT. We accept that these things happen, but we can not fix it if we’re not informed it’s broken.
8. Security is your job too. Please lock up after yourself. Return all tools, equipment, etc. to their proper place AS SOON AS YOU ARE DONE WITH IT.
9. Smoking is forbidden anywhere in the theatre. The only exception is the designated smoking area in the Lab Theatre. If you do smoke, please use the ashtrays provided.
10. Please do not eat in the house. If you bring food to the theatre, please eat in the Lab Theatre only. Please put all refuse in the trash cans that have been provided.
No smoking, eating or drinking will be allowed on stage after scenery is on stage, the sky cyc is down or curtains hung unless, of course, it is called for in a show.
11. Please remain backstage after the house is opened on performance evenings.
12. Please stay out of the box office.
13. Please stay out of the Control Booth.
14. Extremely important and emergency messages can get to you by calling 474-7751 during performances. Other department phones may not be answered.
15. No visitors are allowed backstage or in dressing rooms during performances.
16. Please do not engage the Stage Manager in idle conversation during rehearsal or performance. Wait until there is a break or intermission.
17. Please do not mingle or otherwise make yourself visible to the audience during intermissions.
18. Please do not talk loudly or engage in other noisy or distracting activities during rehearsal or performances. Get used to whispering backstage early in the rehearsal process. Be sensitive to the noise your shoes or other costume parts make while moving. Try to make your movements backstage as silent as possible.
19. Please wear appropriate clothing backstage. Do not go barefoot.
20. All cast members must take curtain call in complete makeup and costume.
21. Please stay out of entrance areas during entrances and exits of other actors and during scene shifts. Remember: if you can see the audience, they can see you.
22. Please do not run backstage unless you are explicitly instructed to do so.
23. Please be alert for your cues. The Stage Manager is responsible for warns only at the top of each act, not before individual cues once the act has begun.
24. If you have a conflict with other actors or members of the staff or crew, please bring the problem to the attention of the Stage Manager immediately. Do not allow a small problem to become a full-blown crisis.
25. You will be expected to attend strike following the final performance. Your individual strike responsibilities will be assigned prior to closing night. Please wear clothes appropriate for strike work.
26. Please be aware of potential life-safety problems. If you discover an unsafe situation, please make the Stage Manager aware of it immediately. Please note that on the UAF campus the Emergency Phone number is 1911.
27. Please make yourself aware of all exits and fire fighting equipment locations.
28. Please make yourself aware of the location of the company first-aid kit.
29. Never take costume items home with you during the run of the show even if the item is your own property (like jeans or shoes). This will give the costume people a heart failure, and will set them rushing about all the next day looking for a replacement item under the assumption that the item has been lost.
30. Put all accessory items in you accessory bag, including socks. If you put your socks in your shoes the laundry worker won’t find them in the morning, and your socks won’t get washed.
31. Keep your costumes to the right of the correct name board. Even if you play more than one role. This aids the staff in checking your costume in after the show.
32. Shoes should be put on the lower platform of the rack under your costume. Stack your shoes on top of others if necessary, but put them on the platform, not to one side, on the tables, or in your accessory bag.
33. Hang each item on a separate hanger. This speeds up check in, check out, and laundry. If you lose your original hangers ask a dresser for new ones.
34. Hang trousers by the cuffs through the fabric using safety pins on the top bars of the hanger. Skirts should be hung in a similar fashion from the waist band.
35. If you have any mending needs for your costume, please write it down on the “wish list”. Write your name, describe the garment with the problem, and describe the problem itself as clearly as possible.
36. Come on time to all fittings and measurement appointments. If you absolutely can’t come when you are signed up for—call the costume shop to warn them you won’t be arriving. If you forgot an appointment call them immediately upon remembering to schedule a new one. People who repeatedly miss appointments are reported to the directors and get a reputation for unreliability.
37. Take the time to be kind, considerate and friendly with the costume shop staff and dressers. They are encouraged to do the same in return. They are here to help you, but being mostly students, they don’t always know how without being told. If you need something, ask in a polite, friendly manner and they will do their best to serve your needs.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Theatre Company Rules