MRS. MO'S CLASSROOM RULES
- Respect others! Each person is entitled to his/her opinion and we ask that you respect it – even if you don’t agree with it. When someone or a group of peers are performing respond appropriately but be respectful and don’t talk, even if it’s about the performance.
- Constructive criticism-when giving feedback please follow the following format:
- State something the actor did well followed by something the actor can work on. "GLOW"
- Use in depth criteria as stated in the Actor’s Checklist. "GROW"
- Say YES! Come to each class with an open heart and an open mind. Have a willingness to try new things and to look silly. We will ALL look silly at some point – hopefully often! That’s part of the fun, but also an important part of the process as we learn to be open and flexible, and to follow our instincts. That being said, our classroom is a place where you should feel safe and comfortable. Please don’t hesitate to speak to me if you have any concerns or need help in any way. Every question is an important question and worthy of being heard and addressed.
- Appropriate language and subject matter: Because of the improvisational nature of the activities done in class, you are given the freedom to invent subject matter and dialogue. Please keep your choices at a PG-13 level. Any inappropriate work will be dismissed and counted as a zero.
- Safety first-when engaging in any exercise, please follow all theatre safety guidelines. This especially applies to stage combat. Please be mindful of your own surroundings for virtual and hybrid instruction.
- Cell phones are not allowed out unless instructed by the teacher. If I see them out, you will receive a zero for the day’s activity/assignment.
- Disciplinary action WILL be taken if any of the classroom or RHS rules are violated. There is ZERO tolerance for negativity in this classroom.
Adhere to the following theatre related classroom rules AT ALL TIMES:
- Entrances and exits Actors will arrive promptly and work diligently during the session period. Actors will not bring food or drink other than water into the rehearsal hall.
- Dressing Room Actors personal property will be stowed in the appropriate location.
- Props and Scenery Actors will not touch anything in the rehearsal hall that doesn’t belong to them without permission. Actors will return property to its original location.
- Asides Actors are expected to have done whatever homework was assigned by the director by the time expected.
- Places Actors will be silent, seated and prepared for the first act on the bell cue.
- Blocking Actors will stay in their seats unless directed to do otherwise.
- Stage Combat Actors will not argue or physically touch another actor unless directed to do so.
- Cues Actors will give the director a cue that they want to talk during discussions by raising their hand.
- Audience Actors will listen when another actor is talking.
- Show time Actors will present all assignments by the assigned deadline. There are no understudies to do the actors homework.
- Curtain calls Break a leg, have fun and learn about theatre!
Disciplinary action WILL be taken if any of the classroom or RHS rules are violated. There is ZERO tolerance for negativity in this classroom.