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ACTOR ETIQUETTE

 

 

1.      Abide by all school and classroom rules.

2.      Be on time for rehearsals and performances.

3.      Leave only when dismissed.

4.      Attend every rehearsal, unless you have special permission to be absent.

5.      Immediately, contact the director in case of an emergency.

6.      Come to rehearsal willing and prepared to work. Bring a pencil, your script, and any other items the director has required. Learn your lines as soon as possible.

7.      Observe common courtesy to other members of the cast before, during, and after rehearsals.

8.      Avoid touching anything that doesn’t belong to you-including costumes, props, makeup, lights, mikes, or scenery.

9.      At the end of a rehearsal or performance, put away your props and costumes. Also check the backstage area or dressing rooms for any of your personal possessions.

10.  Once in costume or makeup, the audience should not see you in the theatre or peeking out from behind the curtains.

11.  Be quiet backstage during rehearsal and performances.

12.  Listen while backstage to avoid missing cues or entrances.

13.  Avoid “mouthing” the lines of others.

14.  Call “line” if you need a prompt.

15.  Keep up your grades. Let your director know if you are having academic difficulty.

16.  Continue to study your part during the run of the show.

17.  Give 100 percent at all rehearsals, work sessions, or performances.


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