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2018-2019

Belton High School Winter Play

Audition & Technical Packet
What’s in this packet?
Pg. 2 – Basic Audition Info Pg. 10 – Rehearsal Conflict Calendar
Pg. 3-4 – Character Description Pg. 11 – Available Technical Positions
Pg. 5 – Audition Tips & Important Dates Pg. 13 - Technical Form
Pg. 6-7 – Play Rehearsal/Performance Pg. 14 – Work Call Conflict Calendar
Rules & Info Pg. 15 – Designer/SM/AD Application
Pg. 8 – Rehearsal Schedule Pg. 17 – Participation Contract &
Pg. 9 – Audition Form Permission
Peter and the Starcatcher
Audition Packet
WHAT?
BHS Theatre winter play, Peter and the Starcatcher written by
Peter Elice. This is a play with music, not a musical. There
will be singing and movement, however, we welcome and
encourage non-singers/dancers to audition.

WHEN?
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Auditions will be held Monday, Nov. 19 at 3:00pm.

WHERE?
Auditions will be held in the Forum Theater at the
BMS/FRC building. 10th-12th graders can take the shuttle bus to
the Forum for their audition.

WHO CAN AUDITION?
Any Belton High School or Freshmen Center student is eligible to audition for the winter play. However, students
must be in good standing both in behavior and academics. Rehearsals will be Monday through Friday from 3:00-
5:30pm. Only students who are willing to make a full commitment to the production should audition. If you are
unable to make such commitment during the week there are other opportunities for students to help with backstage
elements. Those interested in technical positions should fill out the technical application form and
return it to Mrs. Babcock by Nov. 19th.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO AUDITION?
1. A completed Audition Form, which is attached to this packet.
2. Familiarize yourself with the story and the characters provided in this audition packet. It is also
recommended that you read the full script in advance at https://goo.gl/ieG5MW
3. Prepare a monologue from those provided for you in the above link.
4. Possible auditions scenes, which will be assigned by the director, can be found at the same link.
5. You will also need to sing, Acapella, 30-seconds of a song. This can be any song of your choosing.
*Again, not everyone needs to be a strong singer but there will be some singing in this play.
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE and PERFORMANCE
Rehearsals for this production will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 27th and will take place in the Forum Theatre. There
will be a shuttle bus available daily for students who need transportation to the BMS/FRC. Rehearsals will occur
after school until 5:30pm, Monday-Friday. The performance dates are Thursday, Jan. 31st - Saturday, Feb. 2nd at
7pm and Sunday, Feb. 3rd at 2pm.

Peter and the Starcatcher SYNOPSIS
Peter and the Starcatcher provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and
his arch-nemesis Captain Hook. In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas
simply called Boy because, in the absence of a mother and a father, he was never given a name. His sad and lonely
world is turned upside down when he meets Molly. The daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Astor, our heroine is
on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical star stuff from getting into the hands
of evil and greedy pirate Black Stache. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly
and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond.
A LIST OF ROLES
The cast is made up of a troupe of actors. Traditionally the cast is eleven men and one woman but
all roles except Molly Aster and Boy/Peter are open to all gender identities. Many of the actors will
play multiple characters. It is also possible that actors will play both male and female characters.
Orphans:

BOY/PETER: A nameless, homeless, and friendless 13-year-old Orphan, deeply mistrustful of adults and
neglected to the point of never having seen the sun. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams
of a life of being free. His adventures allow him to find the hero within himself, and to take on a name worthy of
the legend he becomes.

TED: One of the Boy’s orphan companions, nicknamed “Tubby Ted.” Constantly hungry, he is obsessed with food
and faints at the mere mention of sticky pudding. He accepts Molly as a mother figure immediately, often referring
to her by that title. Once on the Island, he spends most of his time attempting to figure out how to eat a
pineapple. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

PRENTISS: One of the Boy’s orphan companions. ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical but also Pompous and
sarcastic, he is intent on proclaiming himself the leader of the gang of Orphans but is too cowardly to really do
anything about it, and usually follows Peter and Molly with only nominal protest. A bit of a blowhard with also just
the teeny-tiniest touch of cowardice.

The British Subjects:

LORD LEONARD ASTER: Molly’s father, A Starcatcher on a secret mission for Queen Victoria. The very
model of a Victorian English gentleman. He loves his daughter dearly but is perhaps guilty of placing his mission
above her safety. Constantly paranoid about the security of top-secret conversation, he has trained Molly to
converse in Dodo, Porpoise and Norse code (a Morse code-like system used by ancient Vikings.).

MOLLY ASTER: A 13-year-old apprentice Starcatcher who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. She
is desperate to prove herself to her father. Raised to believe females can do anything males can. A natural leader, at
a time when girls are mostly followers. Highly intelligent and physically adept, she remains socially awkward and
something of a know-it-all, and her relationship with the Orphan Boys is driven as much by competition as it is by
friendship. Fearless, passionate, devoted to her father, her country and her Queen. Willing to risk everything for the
sake of Doing Right. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings
that come with her age.

MRS. BUMBRAKE: Molly’s faithful Nanny, a prim and proper Englishwoman prone to alliteration. A no-
nonsense, good-time gal, who still has enough of her girlish charm intact to turn a sailor’s head. In the tradition of
the Pantomime dame, the role is written to be portrayed by a male actor, who also plays Teacher a wise and
mysterious mermaid. But again gender has not yet been determined.

CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT: Captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate, and Lord Astor’s old
friend from their schooldays. Based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic
patriotism.

GREMPKIN– The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, revels in
keeping the boys in the dark and malnourished.
The Seafarers:

BILL SLANK: The nasty, greedy and cruel captain of the Neverland. It is Slank’s greed for the Queen’s secret
treasure sets the entire plot in motion. A vicious Captain without the skill or quality to lead anyone but himself –
and always into disaster. Would sell his own mother for a ship to command, would kill his best friend for a leg-up
from the stinking hold he calls home. Cheerfully aids the awful machinations of those who would use starstuff for
personal gain, global domination, or worse. An orphan, too. Typically, the actor in the role also portrays Hawking
Clam, Fighting Prawn’s son.

ALF: A salty and flatulent sailor on the Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake. He
is somewhat coarse and has no time for children, but good-natured. A white knight in search of a damsel, any
damsel. Something about him appeals to the feminine sensibility; might be his bow legs, his saucy gait or his kind
heart.

MACK: A very bad sailor who wants to be anywhere else but under the thumb of Bill Slank.

THE BLACK STACHE: A highly intelligent but malapropism-prone Pirate chief. (A malapropism is the
incorrect use of a word that is similar in sound to the one intended but has a different meaning, usually with a
humorous result.) He’s called Black Stache due to the black mustache that is a trademark in his family. Long after
everyone else got out of the pirate business, Black Stache continues to terrorize the seven seas in search of a worthy
adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read, partial to the poetical and theatrical, and given to a
ferocity from which no good shall ever spring.

SMEE: Black Stache’s faithful first mate. More intelligent than he gives himself credit for (but still not overly
bright), Smee is willing to follow his captain in any number of hare-brained schemes. Somehow, this ends up with
him disguising himself as a Mermaid, which is far from a pretty sight. Smee’s motto: “Tis good to be busy.”

SANCHEZ: A hard-working Spanish pirate with an identity crisis.

The Natives:

FIGHTING PRAWN: The fierce chief of the tribe of Mollusk Islanders, who was sold into slavery in England as a
boy, where he became a kitchen slave in a fine house. He speaks almost exclusively in Italian cooking terms. Since
returning to his island kingdom, he has vengefully murdered any English with the temerity to land on his Mollusk
Isle domain. Typically, this the actor in this role also portrays Grempkin, the sadistic schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s
Orphanage for Lost Boys, Sanchez, one of Black Stache’s crew, and Mack, the world’s most incompetent Sailor.

HAWKING CLAM: Son of Fighting Prawn. Hawking understands his father’s hatred for the British, but, as often
happens with younger generations, he will gladly bend such strictures when, one day, he ascends to the Clam
throne as head of the Royal Clam Clan.

TEACHER: Formerly a salmon, now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid.

ENSEMBLE– Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators
How can I get the role I want?
What are some TIPS FOR AUDITIONING?
1. RESEARCH the show – find out what the show is about, who the characters are. READ THE PLAY, and Watch the
movie.
2. If a monologue is provided, then Memorize yours in advance. This will let me know that you are serious about
being involved in the play and that you can memorize lines. *No monologues have been selected at this time.
3. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE your monologue so that you feel confident and prepared.
4. Be prepared for cold readings from the script.
5. I may ask you to stop and read something in a totally different way. I am not messing with you. I want to see that you
can take direction.
6. This play requires a large amount of physicality and imaginative movement. In your audition please feel free to be
as physical as you feel is appropriate for the text. Do not be afraid to incorporate movement with your monologue.
*Use your facial expressions, posture, gestures, and movement to show us what is going on with your character and
your relationship with the other characters.
7. Speak with expression. Change your voice to match what your character is feeling.
8. Project loud enough for someone to hear you in the back row.
9. Make EYE CONTACT with the director and LOOK OUT to the audience when you speak. Try to make eye contact
with your acting partners as well.
10. OBSERVE other students when they audition – what impresses you or what would you improve. Take those
observations and incorporate them into your own audition.
11. ACT CONFIDENT – pretend that you are NOT nervous or afraid to be on stage.
12. Consider smaller roles. ALL the roles in this show are fun. Consider not just putting “lead or nothing” on your
audition sheet. Gain the experience of having a smaller role and be better prepared for the next audition.

These are only suggestions, nothing is guaranteed. You are still competing with other students of varying degrees
of talent and experience but these suggestions will help you put your best foot forward and to stand out from the
rest of the students. RELAX! Auditioning for a show can be an intimidating process, but try to relax so that you
can show us exactly what you are capable of doing. Show us your PERSONALITY. We are interested in getting to
know YOU as well as how talented you are.

Important Play Dates
Designer/ Stage Manager/Assistant Director Application
Nov. 15 Anytime Mrs. Babcock’s Room #612

Auditions – Students will be asked to do cold readings from the script. (A link to possible audition
scenes is below.)
Nov. 19 3:00pm – 5:30pm BMS/FRC FORUM THEATRE
Technical Crew Application– Any student interested only in a technical crew position should turn in
a Technical Crew application to Mrs. Babcock.
Nov. 19-20 3:00pm – 5:30pm Forum Lobby
Callbacks – Students who are considered for a role will be asked to read again from the script or from
the provided scenes. No prior preparation will be required for this. *If you are not called back that DOES
NOT mean you will not be cast in the show.*
Nov. 20 3:00pm – 5:30pm Forum Theatre
Audition & Technical Crew Position Results Posted
Nov. 21 7:00am BHS Office, BHS Theatre classroom #612,
FRC Office area & Facebook
First Cast & Crew Meeting
Nov. 287 3:00 – 5:00pm Forum Theatre

Full Cast Read Thru
Nov. 28 3:00 – 5:30pm Forum Theatre

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
All students involved in the cast or crew of Peter and the
Starcatcher are expected to have their parents attend an
informational meeting on November 29th from 6-6:30pm in the
Forum Theatre.
Show Dates
January 31 - Feb 2 7pm Forum Theatre
February 3 1pm Forum Theatre
Strike – All cast and crew are required to help take the set down and put all show supplies away.
February 3 3:30pm – 7:300pm Forum Theatre

Play Rehearsal/Performance Rules & Info
Rehearsal Times:
Not every actor will be required to attend rehearsal everyday. See the specific rehearsal schedule
attached to find out what characters are needed when. Rehearsals are typically Monday through
Friday 3pm to 5:30pm. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, all studemts scheduled to be at
rehearsal are expected to remain there for the entire time. The week of the show will consist of
late and long hours for everyone involved in the production. Be sure your parents
understand this before you audition for the show.

Rehearsal Attendance and CONFLICTS:
The musical is a major extracurricular activity. If you are already participating in another major
activity, you must be willing to compromise and keep up in your schoolwork. YOU MUST ATTEND
REHEARSALS! Be on time to rehearsals. If you insist on being late, we’ll ask you to withdraw from
the show.

We will be operating on a “2 Strikes – You’re Out!” policy. If you have 2 unexcused
absences/arrive severally late/have to leave early from rehearsal – You will be
Dismissed and/or Replaced.

Illness is an accepted excuse except in chronic illness during which you would miss more rehearsals
than could be allowed. In the instance that you should become chronically ill and miss several
rehearsals, your participation level in the musical may be altered (i.e. given a different role or removal
from some dance numbers). Meetings, rescheduled (beyond normal daily scheduled) athletic practices,
a rock concert, the movies, extended family vacations, birthdays, and other such events will NOT be
valid excuses for missing rehearsals. If in doubt about any of these things, check with Mrs.
Babcock.

We are aware that the musical is a huge time commitment. Attached is a conflict sheet. Parents and
students should take extraordinary care in filling this out. Any conflicts that are listed on the sheet will
be considered an “Excused absence,” and will not hinder your role in the show. However, conflicts
during mandatory rehearsals will need to be discussed with Mrs. Babcock directly. Anything not listed
on the conflict sheet, and considered “last minute,” risks being considered and “unexcused absence,” to
which the above applies. Availalbility is important. Do not expect the directors to develop a
rehearsal schedule to suit you. If you plan to participate in athletics or you have a job, you must
indicate this on your tryout form. This does not mean we will work around your job schedule – it
simply tells us who has a job and who does not. YOU MUST plan your work schedule around
rehearsals! It is your responsibility to be flexible if you want a part, no matter how large or small.
Please understand that a lead in the musical is just as important as any other music or

sport activity. For this reason, it is of the utmost importance that you mark on your
audition form any conflicts, since leads will be chosen from those candidates who will
be most available for rehearsals.

Having conflicts will not necessarily keep a student from being a part of the production. If we want you
in this show, we will try to be as flexible as possible and we ask you to do the same. If you are able to
change times and/or dates of lessons, classes, meetings, etc. then we ask that you do so
first. The most important part of this, however, is the upfront knowledge of what we are dealing
with as far as schedules are concerned. While we understand that emergencies do happen, it is
detrimental to the process of creating theatre to have people suddenly miss rehearsal because they
“forgot” or has “something better to do.” Check your rehearsal schedule daily to know when
you are needed.

Drop Out Policy: Dropping out of a production, after being cast in the show will GREATLY affect one’s
ability to be cast in future shows. A tremendous amount of time and effort go into casting a show.
Dropping out after being cast is both unprofessional and rude the the entire troupe. (So,
just don’t do it.) Those dropping will not be refunded any fees. They will, however, receive any tickets,
t-shirts, or dvd’s that have been paid for in advance.

Saturday Work Calls:
All cast and crew are expected to help with the technical aspects of the production during our
Saturday work calls from 9am to 5pm. Students will be assigned to a particular crew. Special
arrangements may be made for students with extenuating circumstances. All conflicts to work calls
must also be reported on the conflict sheet. This includes work, debate tournaments, sports, etc.

Play and Academic Eligibilty:
It is expected that all students who particpate in the musical are MSSHAA eligible which means that
you may only have one Failing grade during the previous semester. If you do not meet these guidelines
you will need to discuss the situation with the activities office. You are expected to maintain your
current semester grades as well. In the same light, missing rehearsals because you have too much
homework is not an excuse. Students need to read the musical calendar and plan ahead to complete
assignments.

*Financial Obligations:
There is no official financial obligation to be involved in this production however, to help subsidize the
large cost of mounting a production, we request that each cast and crew member attempt to do
following:
• Attempt to sell one ad for the program – any size, the smallest ad is $25.00
• Help with presale tickets on our website. We request that each cast/crew member try to sell at
least 5 tickets to the show.

Parent Involvement/Drama Booster Club
There are plenty of opportunities and ways that parents can get involved. We frequently need
volunteers to help sell tickets, to work in concessions, to help set up and clean up our dress rehearsal
dinners, to help bring food, drinks and snacks to the cast & crew, to help work on set construction,
sewing costumes, tracking down furniture or props, and helping with publicity.
There will be a Parent Drama Booster Club meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at
6pm, in the Theatre room at the highs school Rm 612, to discuss volunteer needs. Specific dates are
listed on the rehearsal schedule. Students are expected to encourage parents to attend this meeting.
Parent Volunteers are vital to the growth of our theatre program.

Peter and the Starcatcher Tentative Rehearsal Schedule (with Work Calls)
November 27 3:00 – 5:30pm Meeting with all cast and crew/Watch movie
4:30 – 5:30pm *Meeting with all Technical Designers
November 28 3:00 – 5:30pm Read Through
November 29 3:00 – 5:30pm Blocking
6:00 – 7:00pm MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
November 30 3:00 – 5:00pm Blocking
December 1 9:00 – 5:00pm Work Call (All Cast and Crew)

December 3 3:00 – 5:30pm Blocking
December 4 3:00 – 5:30pm Blocking
December 5 3:00 – 5:30pm Learn Vocals & Choreography
December 6 3:00 – 5:30pm Learn Vocals & Choreography
7:00 Company Plays – Juliet’s Ghost & Detective Sketches
December 7 3:00 – 5:30pm Run full show for blocking
December 8 9:00 – 5:00pm Work Call (All Cast and Crew)

December 10 3:00 – 4:30pm Run Pgs. _____________ multiple times
December 11 3:00 – 5:30pm Lines Due ________________
7:00 – 8:00pm Parent Drama Booster Meeting (HS Rm 612)
December 12 3:00 – 5:30pm Run Pgs. ___________multiple times
December 13 3:00 – 5:30pm Lines Due ________________
December 14 3:00 – 5:30pm Run Pgs. _______________ multiple times
December 15 9:00 – 5:00pm Work Call (All Cast and Crew)

December 17 3:00 – 5:30pm Lines Due pgs. __________________
December 18 3:00 – 5:30pm Run pgs. __________________ multiple times
December 19 3:00 – 5:30pm Lines Due Pgs. _________________
6:00 – 8:30pm Thespian Induction/White Elephant Gift Exchange
December 20 3:00 – 5:30pm Review Vocals and Choreography
December 29 9:00 – 5:00pm Work Call (All Cast and Crew)

January 2 8am – 3:00pm No School/Light crew work call/Set light cues
3:00 – 5:30pm *(Possible Snow Day Makeup)
January 3 3:00 – 5:30pm Work pgs. ______________
January 4 3:00 – 5:30pm Work Pgs. _______
January 5 9:00 – 5:00pm Work Call (All Cast and Crew)

January 7 3:00 – 5:30pm Work pgs. __________
January 8 3:00 – 5:30pm Work pgs. ____________
7:00 – 8:30pm Drama Booster Parent Meeting (HS Rm 612)
January 9 3:00 – 5:30pm Review Vocals and Choreography
Jan. 10 – Jan. 12 No Rehearsal Thespian Conference

January 14 3:00 – 5:00pm Work Problem Areas
January 15 3:00 – 5:30pm Polish Act I
January 16 3:00 – 5:30pm Polish Act I
January 17 3:00 – 5:30pm Polish Act II
January 18 3:00 – 5:30pm Polish Act II
January 19 9:00 – 5:00pm Work Call (All Cast and Crew)

January 21 3:00 – 5:30pm No School/*(Possible Snow Day Makeup)
January 22 3:00 – 5:30pm Dress Parade/Hair & Makeup Consults/Light crew work call (Full Cast)
January 23 3:00 – 5:30pm Run Show (Full Cast) * Props/running crew needed
January 24 3:00 – 5:30pm Run Show (Full Cast) *Crew View – ALL CAST AND CREW MUST BE HERE!
January 25 3:00 – 5:30pm Meeting/preparation with All tech crew leaders/*Possible Snow Day makeup
January 26 9am – 5:00pm Work call/Dry Tech

January 28 3:00 – 11:00pm Dress Rehearsal
January 29 3:00 – 11:00pm Dress Rehearsal
January 30 3:00 – 11:00pm Dress Rehearsal *Cast & Crew photos @ 4:30pm
January 31 5pm Performance @7pm
February 1 5pm Performance @7pm
February 2 5pm Performance @7pm
February 3 11pm – 7:30pm Performance @ 1pm & STRIKE @ 3pm

Audition Form: Peter and the Starcatcher

Name: ___________________________________________________ Home Phone: ___________________________

Address: ______________________________________________ Cell#: _________________________________

Student Email address: ____________________________________ GRADE___________________

Guardian(s) Name: ___________________________________________ Guardian(s) cell ______________________________
Guardian(s) email: ___________________________________________________________

Please list the three most recent acting (or theatre in general) experiences here and/or attach a
resume:
1) Character(s): ________________________Show: ____________________________________
2) Character(s): ________________________Show: ____________________________________
3) Character(s): _______________________________Show: ________________________________________________
Please list any Acting/Performance workshops/classes/Private Training you have had:

ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS:
How many detention hours do you owe?___________ Attendance hours?__________
How many failing classes this semester? __________How many last semester? _________

If cast, are you willing to change your appearance: [ ] Yes [ ] No
Are you able to do accents?: [ ] Yes [ ] No
If yes, please list which ones: _____________________________________________________
Can you play the ukulele? [ ] Yes [ ] No
If yes, how many years experience ___________________________________________________________________
Vocal Range: ____________________
Any other special skills: ______________________________________________________________________________
Please check ONE of the following:
(Please be honest. The director needs to properly understand what you are auditioning for.)
____ I will accept any role.
____ I prefer the role of _____________________________________, but I will accept any role.
____ I will accept only the role of __________________________________________.

IF YOU ARE NOT CAST, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING ON THE SHOW?
(Please be honest.) [ ] Yes [ ] No

All cast will be placed on a crew. Which areas would you be most interested in helping with?
[ ] SET [ ] PROPS [ ] COSTUMES [ ] LIGHTS [ ] SOUND [ ] PUBLICITY [ ] HAIR/MAKEUP

What technical experience do you have in the above areas?
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Rehearsals and Conflicts
Rehearsals are M-F 3:00-5:30pm. *See rehearsal schedule for specifics. Snow day makeup
rehearsals may be required on days off. If cast in the show you must attend the
CAST/CREW MEETING November 27th at 3pm. Technical Crew duties are required of cast
as well on Saturday work calls unless prior arrangements have been made with the director.
Write any known or suspected conflicts with this rehearsal/technical schedule on the
attached calendar. *Explain how you might rearrange your schedule to attend
rehearsals/work calls.

November/December 2018
November 25 26 27 Cast/Crew 28 29 30 Dec. 1
Meeting/ WORKCALL
Designer/Crew 9am-5pm

Leader Meet.
3 4 5 6
7 8
2 x WORKCALL
9am-5pm
10 11 12 13 14 15
9 x WORKCALL
9am-3pm
17 18 19 20 22 x
16 x 21 x 29
Workcall 9-5

January 2019
Dec. 31 Jan. 1 2
3 4 5
Dec. 30 x

(No School)
Light Work Call
WORKCALL
9am-5pm
7 8 9 10 11 12
6 x WORKCALL
9am-5pm

13 x
14

15 16 17 18 19
WORKCALL
9am-5pm
21 (No Schl) 22 23 24 25 26
20 x WORKCALL
9am – 5pm

February 2019
28 29 30 31 Feb. 1 2
27 x Performance Performance Performance

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Performance
*Unless conflicts are listed on this sheet, all actors & crew
are required to be present at scheduled times.*
**Please note: You must be available for all performances to be considered for casting.**

Peter and the Starcatcher Technical Position Information
Who can participate? Anyone interested in a technical crew position will be assigned one. However, specific crew
assignments will be made based on past experience, ability, and need. Experience is always preferable but not necessary; you
will be trained. All crews meet on Saturday work calls 9am-5pm. Some crews may be asked to have additional meeting times.
*All those interested in being on a technical crew must fill out a technical application and turn it into Mrs. Babcock by the
second day of auditions.

Technical Positions:
Assistant Director(s) – attend all rehearsals, works closely with the directors and cast members.
Stage Manager – in charge of show once it opens. Calls cues, manages backstage activities. Attends all rehearsals.
In charge of many administrative tasks. Attends all rehearsals and work calls.
Assistant Stage Manager – assists the SM in all backstage activities.

Set Designer – Works with the director to create a detailed design of what the set and all it’s pieces will look like.
Responsible for creating a scale floor plan in order to build pieces appropriately.
Set Construction Crew Chief –in charge of set build, also leads the stage crew.
Set Construction Crew – responsible for set build
Running Crew – responsible for moving set pieces and scenery on and off stage during the run of the show.
Running crew is selected from set construction crew and/or props. Running crew needs to be present the last two
weeks of rehearsals and present at all the performances.

Light Designer – Works with the director to create specific lighting looks for each location and scene. Designer chooses
colors and is responsible for any lighting special effects. Works with crews to see that vision is realized.
Light Board Operators – Leads crew in hanging and focusing show, runs light board for run of show.
Spot Operator – runs the spotlight during the run of the show.
Light Crew – responsible for hanging and focusing lights

Sound Designer – Works with the director to find, create, and adjust any sounds, songs, effects needed for the show.
Sound Board Operators –runs soundboard for run of show. Typically, one is needed to run the music and one needed to run
the microphones and other special effects.
Microphone Wrangler – in charge of microphone management backstage during the run of the show.

Props Master – Works with the director to acquire or make all necessary props for the show.
Props crew – Responsible for securing props.

Make-Up Designer – Works with the director to create a look for each character. Responsible for both hair and make-up.
Make-Up Coordinator – will work closely with the make-up designer, in charge of make-up execution during the run of the
show.
Costume Designer – Works with the director to come with a design for each character. May need to sew.
Costume Coordinator – Works with the designer to help acquire costumes necessary for the show. in charge of helping actors
manage costumes for the run of the show.
Costume/Makeup Crew – assist the designers with acquiring necessary costumes and assists with costumes and makeup
during run of show. Must be present the last two weeks of rehearsal and all performances.

House Manager/Publicity Head – Works with the director to come up and coordinate publicity activities and manages ushers
and front of house staff during the run of the show. Responsible for the overall look of the program.
House/Publicity crew – assist with publicity activities, hang up posters, ticket and program production, usher during run of
show.

*Those interested in designer or lead crew positions must fill out a
Technical application AND a designer application.



































Technical Form: Peter and the Starcatcher

Name: _________________________________________________________ Home Phone: ____________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________ Cell#: ____________________________________

Student Email address: ________________________________________________ GRADE___________________

Guardian(s) Name: ___________________________________ Guardian(s) cell _______________________________
Guardian(s) email: ___________________________________________________________

Technical Experience (Classes/Workshops/Productions/Construction Work/Sewing or
Construction skills/knowledge)







ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS:
How many detention hours do you owe?___________ Attendance hours?__________
How many failing classes this semester? __________How many last semester? _________

Do you have a license? _____________ Do you have access to a vehicle? ___________

Rank all jobs in order of preference.
Stage Manager _________ Assistant Director __________
Set Crew/Running _________ Props Crew ________
Costume Crew _________ Hair/Makeup Crew _________
Publicity Crew _________ House Crew ________
Sound Crew __________ Lighting Crew ________
*If you are interested in a Stage Manager, Assistant Director, or designer position you
must fill out the Stage Manager/AD/Technical Designer Application as well.




*Crew leaders/SM/AD/ designers are expected to be at crew meetings on Saturdays at 8:30am.
Work Calls and Conflicts
If part of crew you must attend the CAST/CREW MEETING November 27th at 3pm. Technical calls will also occur on
the following Saturdays from 9am- 5pm: Dec. 1, Dec. 8, Dec. 15, Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26. Technical
crew will need to be at Rehearsals starting January 22nd. STRIKE on Feb. 3th at 3pm is MANDATORY unless prior
arrangements are made with the director! Most all tech will also be required at all the production dates Jan. 31st –
Feb. 3rd. Any crew member not needed for the performance run will be given complimentary entrance on Sunday
2/3. Write any known or suspected conflicts with this rehearsal/technical schedule on the attached calendar.
Explain how you might rearrange your schedule to attend work calls if you accept crew leader.

November/December 2018
November 25 26 27 Cast/Crew 28 29 30 Dec. 1
Meeting/ WORKCALL
Designer/Crew 9am-5pm

Leader Meet.
3 4 5 6
7 8
2 x WORKCALL
9am-5pm
10 11 12 13 14 15
9 x WORKCALL
9am-3pm
17 18 19 20 22 x
16 x 21 x 29
Workcall 9-5

January 2019
Dec. 31 Jan. 1 2
3 4 5
Dec. 30 x

(No School)
Light Work Call
WORKCALL
9am-5pm
7 8 9 10 11 12
6 x WORKCALL
9am-5pm

13 x
14

15 16 17 18 19
WORKCALL
9am-5pm
21 (No Schl) 22 23 24 25 26
20 x WORKCALL
9am – 5pm

February 2019
28 29 30 31 Feb. 1 2
27 x Performance Performance Performance

3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Performance
*Unless conflicts are listed on this sheet, all actors & crew are required to be present at scheduled times.*
**Please note: You must be available for all performances to be considered for casting.**
Peter and the Starcatcher
Stage Manager/Assistant Director/Technical Designer Application
(Please turn in by Nov. 16th.)

Name: ______________________________________ Grade: ______________
Hm. Phone :_____________________ Cell: ________________________
Email: _______________________________________________
Gaurdian Name: ____________________________________
Gaurdian cell: ____________________________ Guardian Email: __________________________

What position are you applying for: ____________________________________________

What experience do you have in this position: ____________________________________
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Why should you be selected for this position?
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What ideas do you already have for your design/position? (Describe them & show examples of
design ideas) It is expected that all designers READ THE PLAY BEFORE APPLYING!
*Stage Managers and Assistant Directors don’t need to fill this part out.*
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Once selected designers, assistant directors, and stage managers
will have to fill out a preliminary perusal report.


































Belton Theatre Participation Contract/Parent Permission Slip
Production: Peter and the Starcatcher
Production Dates: Jan. 31st – Feb. 2nd at 7pm and Feb. 3rd at 2pm
Performer/Technician Name: ____________________________________________

Thank you for your interest in being a part of Peter and the Starcatcher production! However, this involvement
requires great responsibility and commitment. It is important that you agree to the conditions of this contract and
promise to abide by these through the rehearsal and performance period if you are selected.
1. I understand that being in this show is a huge commitment. I promise that, to the best of my knowledge,
all my scheduling conflicts have been listed on my original audition conflict sheet. I know that if I miss a
rehearsal without prior notice I may be replaced or my part may be altered. If I do have a scheduling
conflict, I will talk about it with Mrs. Babcock at least 2 days in advance. I also understand that I cannot
miss the last two weeks of rehearsal or any performances for ANY REASON EXCEPT DEATH.
2. I promise that I will come to each rehearsal prepared which will require outside preparation. I will be
memorized on time with lines, vocals and choreography. I will also work to create a specific character.
3. I promise to FOLLOW THE GOLDEN RULE.
4. I understand that I will not touch or play with any prop, costume, or set piece that is not mine. I
understand that if I do I may be removed from the cast or crew.
5. I promise to leave my emotional baggage outside of the theater.
6. I understand that I am expected to keep my grades up during the production rehearsal/performance.
7. I understand that no part (on or off the stage) is small. I will show up to rehearsal and work calls with a
positive attitude, with my mind open, and with my heart ready to perform and/or work. *GIVE YOUR
BEST EFFORT ALWAYS!
8. I understand that Saturday work calls are an extremely important part in the preparation for this
production and that all cast and crew must participate in this process. *Special arrangements must be made
with Mrs. Babcock in advance if you are unable to meet this requirement.
9. I promise to do my best to promote this show & to bring in advertisements, donations, and tickets sales. I
understand that I may be asked to hang up posters and spread the word about our show.
10. I promise to follow all the basic theatre rules, work call expectations, and rehearsal & performance
expectations to the best of my ability.

By signing below, you agree to undertake the responsibilities of being a part of this production, and
acknowledge that you have read and understand all of the contents of this packet. Additionally, you agree to
the above statements.

I understand and will abide by all rules and regulations:
_________________________________________ Date: __________________

I am the parent and/or guardian of the above-named student and have read and understand all the rules &
expectations included in this packet:
________________________________________ Date: _________________
This contract must be returned at your audition!