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Introductions / Re: New & A Student at Ball State University
« on: Sep 17, 2014, 02:34 am »
Who the SM instructor at Ball nowadays?

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This may seem a bit extreme, but is there any way you could give a description of what all of these documents are? Some of them are self-explanatory, but the majority I have never heard of.


Hmmmm.....

I wouldn't know where to start as I think those documents are pretty standard - although you may not have them for every show.

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Employment / Re: "...interviewing locals only..."?!
« on: Sep 10, 2014, 11:55 pm »
What would you do if they asked you for an in person interview for a local job and you were out of town for a job?

Visiting a friend?

I live n NYC and have interviewed for jobs in NYC while I was in China, in a hospital in NJ, Boston, Chicago, etc, etc . . .

Sorry, I can do a phone/skype interview, I am currently out of town.  If they press for an in person meeting - well, then - then they have called your bluff and you should fly out there and meet with them (for seasonal work, I would be reluctant to hire ANYONE without spending some time in the room with them).


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and there is always the old standard - get the set piece in the hall - but would be difficult with the space I feel.

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Employment / Re: "...interviewing locals only..."?!
« on: Sep 09, 2014, 11:45 pm »
Here's the thing - in this day and age, no one knows where you live really.

If you think are going into a situation where the housing is an issue - just leave off your address.

If they call you for an interview and you are out of town, you could always say "I am currently out of town on another job"

It's tricky, because location, is not a protected job category as far as discrimination, but still feels lousy.

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The red flag is your boss told you not to do something and you did it.

The beef is between the union and the producer and not you.

There might have been other work-arounds other then go against your boss to get it done.

There might have been a bigger reason NOT to include the steward that you were not made privy to.

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The Hardline / Re: Choosing your team?
« on: Sep 09, 2014, 11:40 pm »
Picking a team is hard.

Look at other considerations as well, cast, director, your needs for this specific job.

What concerns is the comment - they are both friends - throw that out, and pick the team member that do the best for the show, and the best as a member of your team - and heck, sometime that maybe a non-friend.

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Self-Promotion / Hunchback of Notre Dame
« on: Sep 06, 2014, 03:02 am »
In La Jolla, hard at work, press release hit this week.

Makes it seem all so much more real . . .

(And on the upside, I made the press release).

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/michael-arden-and-patrick-page-will-star-in-hunchback-of-notre-dame-at-la-j

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The challenge about calling half-hour at 35 minutes is actors in the states are not expected to be in the theater until 30 minutes - so they would miss the call.


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The Hardline / Re: Changing rehearsal hours?
« on: Aug 24, 2014, 12:04 am »
It sill seems to me . . .

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(a) The Actor shall be given notice of the next rehearsal by the end of each workday.
(b) Cancellation or Change. The Actor shall receive notice of a cancellation or change in
the originally scheduled rehearsal call regarding time, place and/or length of the call at
least 12 hours in advance of said call. (Removed part of regarding emergency)

It still says you can CHANGE the rehearsal call with 12 hours advance.

So, it seems to really disqualify the first rule.

Let's say we were rehearsing 10:00a - 4:00p, and as everyone was leaving, I said, hey guys, we are rehearsing 11:00a - 5:00p tomorrow. 

But, at 10:59p, I could change t to 12:00n - 6:00p.

Then why  do I have announce it at the end of the day - it seems like the rule should read - "best effort to announce the rehearsal call for the next day should be given by the end of rehearsal, but official notice must be given 12 hours ahead of time" - it's just a bad rule, right?

Or am I missing something???


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The Hardline / Re: Changing rehearsal hours?
« on: Aug 22, 2014, 11:48 pm »
For TYA, it doesn't specify.....

(3) Notice.
(a) The Actor shall be given notice of the next rehearsal by the end of each workday.
(b) Cancellation or Change. The Actor shall receive notice of a cancellation or change in
the originally scheduled rehearsal call regarding time, place and/or length of the call at
least 12 hours in advance of said call. In the event of an unforeseen emergency,
however, the place of the rehearsal call may change with less than 12 hoursí notice,
provided the rehearsal takes place in the same city in which it was originally scheduled.


Also, note the caveat in red.

You have to tell by the end of the rehearsal . . . but you can change it with 12 hours notice.

Doesn't make a lot of sense.

I can say at 8:00p, end of rehearsal, "Hey Rehearsal is 12:00n - 8:00p", but then change my mind at 11:00p to 1:00p to 9:00p.


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The Hardline / Re: Changing rehearsal hours?
« on: Aug 22, 2014, 10:46 pm »
That is interesting about the differences in notice per contract . . . learn something new every day.

It's that just "Span of Day" or the actual rehearsal call?

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The Hardline / Re: Changing rehearsal hours?
« on: Aug 20, 2014, 06:46 pm »
Customary notice is 12-hours notice for the rehearsal schedule for the next day.

I am unaware of any contract that requires more then 12-hours notice for the rehearsal schedule for the next.

Anyone?

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Tools of the Trade / Re: Laminators
« on: Aug 20, 2014, 06:44 pm »
I also use them to make music stand numbers for readings.  (2 sets, one actors can see, one me and the director can see)

I also have made luggage tags as opening night gifts for a tour

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Tools of the Trade / Re: Laminators
« on: Aug 20, 2014, 12:42 pm »
I laminate everything.

Wallet Cards
Signage  (Rehearsal in Progress, Call board Headers, backstage signage . . .)
Checklists

Especially good if doing an outdoor show.


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