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Rehearsal length
« on: Dec 02, 2011, 09:22 pm »
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I just finished working on Servant of Two Masters at Salisbury University. We did two shows this semester and we were in the second slot but started rehearsing in the first slot. On top of that we rehearsed seven days a week for three hours each day. Have any of you run into this and what can I do if I come across this again? Because according to our student handbook we aren't allowed to rehears seven days a week but nobody enforces it. Advice?

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Re: Rehearsal length
« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2011, 09:48 pm »
There are a couple of ways you *could* go about it.

1) go to the supervisor overseeing the production and bring up the 6 day work week contained in the manual. remind them that productions are only supposed to rehearse 6 days a week and that the day off is not only an industry standard, but also necessary to keep cast and crew refreshed and focused.

2) When scheduling rehearsals with the director, bring the 6 days up to them. And don't schedule on the 7th day.

3) Take a formal/informal poll among your Peers regarding the 6 day work week in the handbook. If they feel like making a thing out of it, write a formal letter of complaint to the department reminding them of their own guidelines and asking that the 6 day work week be enforced, with the student body as the undersigned.

Those are just a few ways to go about it. Don't be confrontational about it per se. Even if you elect to go with option 3, be very formal and not adversarial at all. Stick to facts.

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