By participating in "Peter Pan", you have agreed to the following policies. INVOICE POLICY: In order to audition, all outstanding invoices must be paid in full before September 3rd. If you are not sure if you have an outstanding invoice, please email our Boosters at Boosters@rockridgeperforingarts.org.
CASTING POLICY: This fall, we will be producing three shows: “Peter Pan”, “Johnny Vet” and “Legally Blonde”. It is our goal to give all students the opportunity to perform in at least one of the productions. The Directing Team may not include everyone who auditions for “Peter Pan”. But students will have several other opportunities to perform throughout the year. Students who audition for an acting role might not be cast, but if they express interest in other areas, they may be placed in various other roles/crews that will help us share this story, including backstage.The same is also true for tech crew. PRODUCTION FEES: After auditions, students are expected to visit www.rockridgeperformingarts.org and register for the production of “Peter Pan”. This includes paying your production fees, and filling out all necessary paperwork through our CampBrain portal. Visit www.rockridgeperformingarts.org for more information. REHEARSALS: The Acting Company will be expected to attend rehearsals Tuesday - Thursday from 4pm - 6pm and Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8am - 9am from September 10th through October 15th. Tech Crew Members will be expected to be at rehearsals MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS after school. STAGING REHEARSALS: There is no staging rehearsal for this production. REHEARSAL CLOTHES POLICY: Performers must only wear RRPA Gear to all rehearsals. If you are new to the program, than Rock Ridge spirit wear, or gym clothes will be accepted. They must be in appropriate movement clothes. Movement clothes include sweats, jogging pants, shorts, yoga pants, t-shirts, and tank tops. Students not in appropriate gear will be sent home with an unexcused absence. Tech crew students are required to wear pants and closed toe shoes for all tech crew rehearsals. WEEKEND REHEARSALS: ALL Students are expected to attend all weekend rehearsals and build days. Saturday October 5th from 9am-4pm. Should a student miss any portion of a weekend or holiday build/tech day that was not listed on the audition form conflict page, the student will lose performances. HOLIDAY REHEARSALS: ALL Students are expected to attend our first Tech Rehearsal on Monday, October 28th from 9am - 5pm. This is during an LCPS Holiday. Additionally, all students should sign up for a time slot to help with our “Day at the Theatre” on Tuesday, November 5th from 9am - 4pm. Additionally, should a student have a conflict with a rehearsal due to a religious observance, please list it as a conflict at the time of submission of this form. TECHNICAL REHEARSALS: ALL students are required to be at ALL TECH REHEARSALS for the full time. October 15th - 17th from 4pm - 7pm, October 22nd - 24th from 4pm - 7pm, October 26th from 9am - 9pm, October 28th from 9am - 5pm, October 29th, 30th from 4pm - 9pm. Should a student miss any technical rehearsal, they will be immediately removed from the company for safety reasons. PICK UP REHEARSALS: There will be no pick up rehearsals scheduled for this production. PERFORMANCES: All students must be at all performances. November 1st, 2nd, at 7pm, November 2nd, 3rd at 2pm. November 8th, 9th, 10th at 7pm, November 10th at 2pm. Students are called three (3) hours before each production unless otherwise indicated on the calendar. Any students who miss a performance will not be allowed to audition for another season 19-20 production, unless it was noted their audition form and accepted by the directors as an excused absence. FUNDRAISING: Students must participate in all fundraising activities associated with the production or pay the opt-out fundraising fee. For our fall production you will be required find sponsors or advertisers for our 2019 - 2020 season or pay a $75 opt out fee. Money will be due by October 10th. Any students not participating in fundraising may be suspended from the company until the fees are paid. MANDATORY PARENT MEETINGS: Parents must attend 1 Mandatory Parent Meeting on September 10th from 7pm - 8pm. We will not be having a 2nd parent meeting for this production. Not attending will result in a $25 fee per meeting. Mark this meeting on your calendar now. You will receive an invoice immediately following the parent meeting should you not attend. There will be additional opportunities for you to observe rehearsals throughout the process. PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERING: Parents must volunteer at least 2 times throughout the process. Not volunteering will result in a $25 fine per volunteer missed. You will receive an invoice at the end of the process. All fees must be paid before participating in an additional production. Any outstanding invoices at the end of the year will be sent to the Front Office for collection. PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN OPT OUT: You may choose to opt out of all parent meetings and volunteering for a parent opt out fee of $75. If you wish to opt-out, please indicate on this form, and you will be invoiced accordingly. ADJUDICATIONS: This production is not being adjudicated. LEAVING THE COMPANY: Students who drop out of the company, will not be cast in the next 2019-2020 production. Therefore, should you be cast, you agree to be a part of the process until we officially close the show. In the event of an emergency please speak to the directing team. ATTENDANCE POLICY: Students may only miss one (1) rehearsal, and a doctor’s note MUST be accompanied with the absence. Missing a 2nd rehearsal may result in immediate dismissal from the company with no refund of production fees. NOTES FROM DIRECTORS: Throughout this process, the students will receive both constructive criticism and positive notes from the directing team. Please remember these notes are not a reflection of how the directing team feels about your specific child, nor are they intended to “bully” your child, rather they are a tool to push them to the best of their abilities. There will be days that rehearsals are hard, and students will need to come home to express their frustrations and exhaustions. As parents, we ask that you help us and teach perseverance and positive professionalism both onstage and off. Should you have any concerns about the rehearsal process or notes, please contact Miss Hess, Mr. CJ, or Mr. Markwood directly to set up a parent conference. Your child will not be penalized for requesting a parent conference. SICK NOTES: When a child is sick, please take your child to the doctor. When an athlete receives an injury, you take them to the doctor so they may heal quickly and play again. Actors’ tools are their mind and body including: voice, throat, nasal cavities, chest, and diaphragm. Any illness will result in the performer’s inability to be successful onstage and off. Therefore it is critical that students who need attention from the doctor receive that attention as soon as possible. FAVORITISM AND PRECASTING POLICY: Under no circumstances does ROCK RIDGE PERFORMING ARTS play favorites or pre-cast any productions. It is the philosophy of ROCK RIDGE PERFORMING ARTS that every child, whether they are new to the program or a seasoned veteran, has a place in the theatre program. Students are cast or placed based on their audition and ability to work well with others. Casting and placement decisions are not determined by what a student has done for ROCK RIDGE PERFORMING ARTS in the past however behavior in previous productions may be considered. Casting and placement decisions are also not determined by what a student has done for any other arts education/community theatre organization in the past. Additionally, students are not cast based on what their parents/legal guardians do for the company. An audition is a clean slate for all students and we truly do our best to ensure that every child has a place in ROCK RIDGE PERFORMING ARTS. This policy is strictly enforced. There will be a panel of auditors helping cast all productions as well as a detailed audition rubric that a student may ask to see at the end of the audition process through a consultation between teacher, parent, and student. FEES AND EXPENSES: Just as athletics, marching band, and clubs have participation/athletic/production fees, so does Rock Ridge Performing Arts. These fees help cover the costs of your child’s costumes, props, set pieces, special make-up, etc. It does not cover everything, and additional expenses may incur throughout the process. Production Fees are $125. T-Shirts are not included in the production fees with this production. Production Fees should be paid by September 10th and students will not be officially a part of the production until production fees are received. If you are dismissed from the production due to failure to follow the policies and expectations of RRPA or decide to leave the production on your own, there will be NO full or partial refund of any production fees and/or expenses, including but not limited to production fees, tickets, t-shirts, dvds, field trips, tech week meals, etc. Per school board policy 4-2, a student/family may request a reduction in fees due to economic hardship. Please notify Dianne Mercil at Dianne.Mercil@lcps.org and obtain a form on the Rock Ridge High School main webpage. All requests will remain confidential.
SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE: It is very important that students and parents promote our productions within the community through social media platforms. Particularly, Facebook brings in a large portion of our local community, and other social media posts impact our high school demographics.
As a part of this, students should be aware that any posts they make of RRPA rehearsals and performances should be positive and professional in regards to the program and any members of the company. Posts should be appropriate and reflect the best of our students and company. If inappropriate posts or posts that make students feel uncomfortable, exposed, or bullied are brought to the attention of the directing team, we will address it within the company and with school administration as necessary. Student safety is of paramount importance to RRPA staff and therefore we have zero tolerance policy for bullying, sexual harassment, or other behaviors that impact student well-being.