Rehearsal and Production and Advanced Rehearsal and Production

Course Details

Course Number: 2121 & 3121  Section Number: all

Fall 2011

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: B118

Days & Times:

Arranged.  First meeting Tues., Aug. 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Course Attachments


MSU Faculty Member
Laura Jefferson   
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Course Objectives


Course Descriptions

THEA 2121 Rehearsal and Production:  Basic laboratory experience associated with the semester’s productions.  Assigned tasks in performance and/or production.

THEA 3121 Advanced Rehearsal and Production:  Prerequisite THEA 2121.  Advanced laboratory experience associated with the semester’s productions.

Course Expectations



The student’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • Complete the “Cast and Crew Questionnaire.”
  • Check the Theatre Callboard (the bulletin board outside the Green Room) for the crew list, which should be posted no later than the Monday following the first majors/minors meeting.
  • Contact your crew head and watch for crew work calls.
  • Complete 4-5 hours per week for each production.
  • Crew heads must post crew meetings and weekly work calls.
  • Attendance at costume fittings. Missing a costume fitting will result in a lower final R&P grade.
  • If you are assigned to a running crew, you must attend a full run-through of the play before the first technical rehearsal (scenery, lighting, props) or before the first dress rehearsal (costumes, makeup).
  • Attendance at strikes for main stage and one-act productions is mandatory.  Work obligations are not an excuse.  You will earn a grade of “F” for that production for failure to attend strike.
  • Attendance to the Post-Production Evaluations is mandatory.  Work is not an excuse.  You will earn a grade of “F" for that production for failure to attend the evaluation, which will be held at 4:00 p.m. the first Friday after strike.
  • Attendance to Clean-Up Day is mandatory (the time and day are indicated in the attached information).   Failure to attend Clean-Up Day will result in receiving a failing grade for the semester.
  • Crew heads must complete and turn in evaluations of their crews by the time of the Post‑Production Evaluation.  Crew heads not meeting this deadline will receive a failing grade for that production.
  • Each student will receive a copy of the crew head’s evaluation.
  • On the first Monday after the first production of the semester has ended, work begins on the next production.  Therefore, crew heads need to post meetings and work calls for the second production on the first Monday following strike.
  • During the academic year – in the fall in most cases – theatre majors must receive special safety instruction and pass the safety test as part of their Rehearsal and Production requirements. Procedures for accomplishing these requirements will be made clear at the majors/minors meeting.
  • Both men and women who are cast in MSU Theatre productions must purchase acceptable rehearsal shoes.
  • Any questions or requests, such as requests for revisions of the crew lists, must be directed to the Professor of Record.

Grading Standards

See above.

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

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Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements


**Please note that work is not an excused absence from mandatory calls. Keep in mind that crew heads may schedule weekend work calls.


Friday, August 26:  Mandatory call at 12:30 p.m. for onstage safety instruction & video.

                                 The crew list will also be posted on this day.


Fri., Sept. 2:  “New Faces Luau Party”  6:00 p.m. Location:  TBA

Mon., Sept. 5:  OFF    Labor Day.      

Sat., Sept. 24:   8;00 a.m. Technical rehearsal for The Laramie Project.

Sun. -Tues., Sept. 25-27:  Dress rehearsals for The Laramie Project.

Wed., Sept. 28-Sat. Oct. 1:  Performances: curtain:  7:30 p.m.

Sun. Oct. 2:   Performance:  curtain:  2:30 p.m. Strike immediately following the production. Mandatory attendance.  Work is not a viable excuse.


Fri., Oct. 7:  4:00 Post-production evaluation.   Mandatory attendance. 


Sat., Nov. 12:  8:00 a.m. Technical rehearsal for Bandersnatch.

Sun. Nov. 13-15:  Dress rehearsals for Bandersnatch.

Wed. Nov. 16:  High School performance of Brandersnatch.  9:00 a.m. call.

                        11:00 a.m. curtain. Talk back after the show.

Thurs. Nov. 17-19: Performances:  curtain: 7:30 p.m.

Fri. Nov. 18:  Talk back with audience after the show.

Sun. Nov. 20:  Performance:  curtain:  2:30 p.m. Strike immediately following the production.  Mandatory attendance. 

Tues. Nov. 22:  Post-production evaluation.  Mandatory attendance.

Wed. Nov. 23-Sun. Nov. 27:  Thanksgiving break.


Fri., Dec. 2:  Last day of class.

Sat. Dec. 3-Fri., Dec. 9:  Finals week.

Sat. Dec. 10:  Commencement




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