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Tucker Theatre Facility Usage Policy

Supervisory Roles

Evening and Weekend Use-

-Periods prior to Opening Night:

Acknowledged supervisors for Scene Shop, Stage Area, and Lighting Facilities are as follows: Facility Manager

Faculty Technical Director

Faculty Scene Designer

Faculty Lighting Designer

Scene Shop Foreman

-Periods after Opening Night:

Acknowledged supervisors for Scene Shop, Stage Area, and Lighting Facilities are as follows: Facility Manager

Faculty Technical Director

Faculty Scene Designer

Faculty Lighting Designer

Scene Shop Foreman

Faculty Director/Choreographer

Faculty House Manager

Scene Shop and Stage Area Facilities Usage

Evening and Weekend Use-

-Students shall not be allowed to use any power saws unless the Facility Manager, Scene Design/Technical Director Professor, or the Shop Foreman is on site and the student has been checked out on those saws by either the Scene Design/Technical Director Professor or the Scene Shop Foreman. Signature must be on file in the Technical Director's office. All use of Shop after hours must be pre-approved by the Scene Design/Technical Director Professor or the Shop Foreman.

-Students shall not be allowed use of the rail unless the Facility Manager, the Scene Design/Technical Director Professor, or the Scene Shop Foreman is on site AND the student has been approved for rail usage. Signature must be on file in the Technical Director's office.

-Under no circumstances may a student use a personnel lift without the direct on stage supervision of the Facility Manager, the Scene Design/Technical Director Professor, or the Scene Shop Foreman. Only approved students may operate the lift. Signature must be on file in the Technical Director's office.

-Ladders over 8' in height are not to be used unless the Facility Manager, the Scene Design/Technical Director Professor, or the Scene Shop Foreman is on site or another student is on site serving as a spotter. Also, ladders may not be elevated over 2 feet above the stage floor proper.

-Department work calls must end no later than midnight if the call began before 6pm. Calls beginning after 6pm must end no later than 2am.

-Students are STRONGLY recommended to use a 'Buddy System' and to check exterior doors when staying past 10pm.

-Students are STRONGLY recommended to leave the facility by midnight.

-Stage Manager of each production needs to inform Campus Security of Technical Rehearsal Schedule so they may adjust their schedule accordingly.

-Theatre Coordinator will request that Campus Security begin checking building at 10pm to address student safety concerns, and inform them of our midnight/2am time frame for closing the facility.

Lighting Facilities Usage

Evening and Weekend Use-

- Students shall not be allowed to hang or focus any lights in Tucker Theatre that they cannot reach from the floor unless the Facility Manager or Lighting Professor is on site. All hanging and focusing of lighting must be pre-approved by the Master Electrician, Facility Manager or Lighting Professor.

- Students shall not be allowed use of the rail unless the Facility Manager or the Lighting Professor is on site supervising AND the student has been approved for rail usage. (Signature must be on file in the Technical Director's office.)

- Under no circumstances may a student use a personnel lift without the direct on-stage supervision of the Facility Manager, the Lighting Professor or the production's Master Electrician. Only approved students may operate the lift. (Signature must be on file in the lighting or facility office.)

-Ladders over 8' in height are not to be used unless the Facility Manager, Master Electrician, or the Lighting Professor is on site or another student is on site serving as a spotter. Also, ladders may not be elevated over 2 feet above the stage floor proper.

-Until further notice the cherry picker is non-operational. It is not to be used for any purpose at any time.

-Unless specifically directed to do so by the Facility Manager, Master Electrician, or the Lighting Professor, students are not to touch the electrical panels or dimming system in Tucker Theatre.

-Under no circumstances shall a student dismantle an electrical panel (including for the tying in of tails).

-Under no circumstances shall a student use a fogger or a hazer after hours.

-Department work calls must end no later than midnight if the call began before 6pm. Calls beginning after 6pm must end no later than 2am.

-Students may use the lighting consoles for cuing purposes in the evening and on weekends if this time has been assigned as part of a lighting class or if they are the lighting designer assigned to a department production. Student cuing time for class work must end by midnight. Student cuing for productions must end by 2am.

-Under no circumstances are students allowed to move lighting consoles unless approved by the Facilities Manager, Master Electrician, or the Lighting Professor.

-Students are STRONGLY recommended to use a 'Buddy System' and to check exterior doors when staying past 10pm.

-Students are STRONGLY recommended to leave the facility by midnight.

After Hours Rehearsal Policy for Performance Students in BDA

-Students will not be issued or borrow keys to the building.

-Students will not rehearse in the Studio Theatre longer than 1-½ hours per session.

-Student directed productions and Fresh Person Showcase take precedence over classroom scenes.

-Students will not rehearse after 2:00 a.m. in the theatre building.

-The University Police will be notified that our students are allowed in the building until 2:00 a.m. by either the Faculty Supervisor of the specific project or the Theatre Coordinator.

-Students will only use the theatre lobbies and the studio theatre and any other open spaces for rehearsal. They will not use any classrooms that require unlocking.

-Students will not use props or set pieces other than those allowed and stored in the Studio Theatre and the Green Room.

-The rehearsal spaces will always be cleared after use.

-Students will not be issued keys to the light booth and will not use the stage lighting when and if it is installed in the Studio Theatre.

-If students have problems that they cannot manage and they need assistance they are to call the University Police at 898-2424.

 

Boutwell Dramatic Arts
Tucker Theatre
MTSU Box 43 / Murfreesboro, TN 37132
615-898-2181
tucker.theatre@mtsu.edu

Box Office and Event Information
615-494-8810