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Do meal breaks count towards rehearsal hours?
« on: Sep 05, 2014, 01:37 pm »
Hi everyone-

I am about to start rehearsal on a show using a Guest Agreement for two actors, each allowed to work 32 hours a week. My director wants a clear answer if meal breaks count within these 32 hours. I know the Guest Agreement Rules stated that days should be 7 out of 10, but he doesn't seem satisfied by this answer. Does the 90min break count in those 32 hours? I can't seem to find a clear cut answer to give him.

I've been working in the UK and need to get back into the swing (and rules) of American theatre.
Thanks for the help

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Re: Do meal breaks count towards rehearsal hours?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 05, 2014, 02:32 pm »
No meal breaks do not count as rehearsal hours, as you are not rehearsing. They are just part of the total span of day. If a day is 7 out of 10, that means 7 working hours within a 10 hour time frame.

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Re: Do meal breaks count towards rehearsal hours?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 05, 2014, 06:09 pm »
that is what I thought, thank you for the definite answer

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