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Staged Reading--AEA Day off?
« on: Oct 02, 2009, 06:21 pm »
I'm heading up my first staged reading, under the standard 29 hours as part of NAMT here in NYC and the only rehearsal constraints it gives are the following:
-29 total rehearsal/tech/performance time
-14 days of total rehearsal/tech/performance time

but says nothing about a standard day off after 6 days...is this an exception, or should I try to schedule one? Granted we're only doing 2-3 hour rehearsals, but currently the calendar reads 8 days in a row.

Can you tell I'm new to AEA? ;)
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Re: Staged Reading--AEA Day off?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 02, 2009, 08:30 pm »
Schedule the day off.
Everyone will need it.
In a situation like this, there is an awful lot of work that gets done outside of the rehearsal hours.
By all. At home.
You will all appreciate it.

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Re: Staged Reading--AEA Day off?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 03, 2009, 12:54 am »
Edit: Deleted due to the fact that I clearly didn't know what I was talking about...  (didn't read completely...) And this is why we say check with the AEA office...
« Last Edit: Oct 03, 2009, 01:59 pm by nmno »

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Re: Staged Reading--AEA Day off?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 03, 2009, 01:52 am »
um, not to throw a wrench into the mix, but check w the AEA offices - some contracts allow a daylight day of rest rather than a day off, and a reading may fall under those rules (I tried to find my one-sheet w the rules for readings but have no idea where I stashed it, sorry) - if that's the case, given your limited rehearsal period, you can figure out when the best time would be - often it means tech days, when the cast isn't called in before 7 pm and the tech crew has all day to solve stuff (which cd mean OT for you as the SM but not necessarily).

If I find my one-sheet, I will post any info I find here

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Re: Staged Reading--AEA Day off?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 03, 2009, 12:18 pm »
According to the NY Basic Showcase Code (available online at actorsequity.org in the Document Library under CODES)
Rule #12 REHEARSAL CONDITIONS (G) Days Off - "There shall be one full day off after every six days of rehearsal and/or performance."
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Re: Staged Reading--AEA Day off?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 03, 2009, 02:04 pm »
The Showcase Code and Staged Reading Guidlines are two very different things.  Check with AEA.

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Re: Staged Reading--AEA Day off?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 04, 2009, 01:56 am »
Checked in with AEA rep for this staged reading and we are not required to take a day off, but I scheduled one anyway to keep the sanity intact. We just redistributed the hours we were rehearsing so we're not missing any time. Thanks everyone for all the input!
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