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KC-SM

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« on: Sep 01, 2004, 12:28 pm »
I have a scenario/question:

I'm currently working on a Play Reading code and I want to have REHEARSAL on the SAME DAY as the PERFORMANCE.  Because there is no handbook I can feel a bit at sea when it comes to enforcing the rules of rehearsal.  Do general Equity Rules apply (e.g. break times etc)?  I think they do, but I was having a moment of brain farts.  Also what is the general rule for same day rehearsal/performances regarding the break in between.  Is it an hour, an hour and a half, or two hour break before half hour?

MOCK UP:

REHEARSAL 1pm-5pm

HALF HOUR: 6:30pm

PERFORMANCE 7pm


Does anyone have any suggestions to streamline this schedule and make it easiest for the actors and director?
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 01, 2004, 01:08 pm »
Stupid qq but, do you have the rules? I don't think they're on the website but it's seomthing like only one page - the office shd have a copy (I have it at home but am currently out on the road, sorry)

Either way, as I recall the rules are pretty loose - of course, your reh counts in your max 20 hrs of reh, but my guess is that as long as you have given the actors that 2-hrs before call for dinner for a call that is 4 hrs or less, it works -

push come to shove, just have your actors vote on it - and that makes it good. And looks like the way most REAL Readers Theater I've done works - a pick-up reh the day of before a dinner break before presentation - just watch the length of day (tho, unless the show is horrifically long, you prob won't have an issue w going long)

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 01, 2004, 01:55 pm »
When I have questions like this I always go to the AEA Business Rep. That is what they are there for, and they are usually happy to go over the rules with me. In many cases I just shoot the appropriate BR an email and generally get a response back quite quickly.

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 02, 2004, 12:48 am »
...and heck, if you are in NYC you have the best access to the most business reps around - that's always the first line of defense -

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 02, 2004, 02:56 pm »
Business Reps are GREAT for knowledge, but you never want to red flag them about something that you aren't sure you want to have Equity's hands in.  

To talk to a rep about something, sometimes locks you into a decision before you want to make it.  I like to talk to everyone about a question before going to the Business Rep.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 03, 2004, 09:29 pm »
So the bottom line is that there are actually rules for readers theater and you can get them from your rep.

I might add that, at least in LA, my reps are very cool abt discussing "hypotheticals" with the understanding that I will bring them in if it can't be handled in other ways, but for the meantime I know all my options and am making the best choice based on the reality of the moment and the needs of the show.

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 04, 2004, 01:13 pm »
I coulnd't have said it better myself.

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