Guidelines for Teachers
Arrival & Buses
Come directly to the auditorium of the Main Stage (Center for the Performing Arts, or “old” Theatre Building). Buses should turn into the campus drive at the light on University Avenue at the southwestern edge of the campus, and let students off at that divided area of the street where they can head right for the University Theatre. Then, to park, the buses should proceed to Lot #13 on 28th Street across from the Chancellor’s house.
The Mistress or Master of the Revels will introduce your group. If you want the Mistress or Master to say more than our own SSF program provides, please get a copy of your introduction (or one of your playbills) to her or him.
You are encouraged to provide a playbill for your performance. You may distribute these before the performance or set them out on tables at entrances to the main stage.
Arrive by 9:30 am and stay for as much of the morning as you can; other classes like audiences, just as your class does.
Audiences are expected to extend to other performers the same courtesies and attention they would appreciate when onstage, since being a good playgoer is an important part of the Festival. Please stress to your students that they should exit and enter the auditorium only between performances (we are trying to cut down on the “churning”).
Please notify UALR dining services if your students plan to eat lunch in the student union (569-3361) so that they are prepared for the additional crowd. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium.
Performances should be no longer than 25 minutes. Gather your company/companies (quietly) behind the stage 15 minutes before your “start” time so that you can begin to set up the stage for your show/shows as soon as the previous company has finished.
Dressing Room Facilities
There are three dressing rooms behind the main stage.
There will be three microphones on stands across the front of the stage; prepare your students to “play” downstage and to speak up. There will be an outlet available to plug in a boom box (or something similar) if you are providing a sound track.
Make sure that CDs for use with the stage equipment are “red book standard” and that they have been burned to CD-R not to CD-RW (or they won’t play on the system).
Be sure that your properties are portable enough for your people to carry. Keep loose properties in a box. Anything left will be thrown out.
There will be contests between performances, as time allows, and prizes will be awarded.