MTC Theater Programs Policies
Attendance and Conduct
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL REHEARSALS AND ARRIVE ON TIME. Absences are detrimental to the entire cast, and are unacceptable unless a valid reason is provided to the director in advance (illness or family emergency).
Missed rehearsals must be made up as paid half-hour private lesson prior to the next week’s rehearsal. The private makeup lesson cost is $20. Missed classes that are not made up may result in ineligibility for MTC Players and/or reassignment of lines or roles to other students.
Disruptive or inattentive behavior in class will be given one verbal warning. If repeated, the child will be seated to observe the remainder of that day’s class, or may be sent home.
Repeated lateness, absence, or unacceptable behavior may result in a student being assigned to an ensemble-only role or dismissed from the cast without refund.
Communications and Assignments
Junior Stage and Main Stage assignments and other important information are posted at www.TheaterCallboard.com. Please bookmark www.TheaterCallboard.com in your browser and visit the page after each week’s rehearsal or you will miss important information that will affect your child’s preparedness and participation.
Mini-Stage assignments are emailed weekly by the director.
Children should participate in theater only if they are enthusiastic about performing in either main roles, supporting roles, or ensemble-based roles of male or female gender. The experience of performing in a variety of roles is an essential part of developing as an actor.
Auditions will be held in the first week’s class. Cast lists will be posted at www.TheaterCallboard.com before week 2. Read our Casting Expectations for guidelines on how to discuss casting outcomes with your child.
While every student will receive a named role with spoken lines and singing, casting is determined based on the director’s assessment of each student’s singing and acting skills, commitment to practicing, memorization, attendance, and classroom behavior.
Parents are expected to practice with students in-between rehearsals and ensure that students meet weekly memorization deadlines for their assigned lines and songs. If a student arrives unprepared for rehearsals, the director may reduce or reassign lines to other students.