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Rehearsal & Production I

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2018
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
Elizabeth James Lewandowski (view Profile)
Grading Standards


            50%     Crew assignment (including strike participation)

            10%     Post-production question answers

            10%     Attendance at Post-Production Meeting(s)

            10%     Submission of crew/supervisor evaluation(s)

            10%     Audition/Major and Minor meeting participation/attendance

              5%     Additional duties as assigned

              5%     Appropriate rehearsal/studio shoes/clothing


Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Other Policies

The evaluation form that will be used to assess students’ performance in the courses is attached.  So is a schedule of the production season and theatre events.

The student’s responsibilities are as follows:

·         Complete the “Cast and Crew Questionnaire” and related documents at the Majors/Minors Meeting at the beginning of the semester.

·         Check the Theatre Callboard for the crew list, which should be posted no later than the Monday following the first majors/minors meeting.

·         Check the departmental Facebook page daily for updates.  Failure to do so will result in missing valuable information and opportunities.

·         If you are assigned to a running crew, you must attend a full run-through of the play before the first technical rehearsal (scenery, lighting, props) or before the first dress rehearsal (costumes, makeup).

·         Crew Assignments

§  Crew assignments will be post on the Callboard by noon on the Friday following the Majors/Minors meeting.

§  Any questions or requests, such as requests for revisions of the crew lists, must be directed to the Professor of Record.

§  Crew heads must post crew meetings and weekly work calls.

§  Contact your crew head and watch for crew work calls.

§  Complete 4-8 hours per week for each production.

·         Both men and women who are cast in MSU Theatre productions must purchase acceptable rehearsal shoes.

·         Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016.  Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law.  The MSU scene shop has been designated an area excluded from concealed carry due to the presence of explosive chemicals.  Students who serve on properties, lights, set and sound crews will be required to enter the scene shop and should be aware of this policy.  Additionally, participating in theatre classes often require students to wear fitted garments which may make concealed carry of a firearm difficult, if not impossible.  In addition, students are often required to leave their backpacks/purses and work with other students in scenes or rehearsals.  This required activity may also make concealment of a firearm difficult.  While concealed carry is not prohibited in any area other than the scene shop, students are reminded that intentional display of a firearm is a violation of university policies and may result in disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion from the program and the university.  Students should factor the above in their decision as to whether or not to conceal carry in theatre classes/rehearsals.

·         Students who do not attend class or fulfill their crew assignments on a given day will not be allowed to attend rehearsal or auditions on the same day.  Students should factor their decision to miss class or crew against the knowledge that they will not be allowed to attend rehearsal or auditions that night.

·         Additional duties as assigned may be required.  Failure to complete these assignments will result in a lowering of the semester grade by one letter grade.


Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Calendar Attachment

THEA Rehearsal and Production Syllabus Spring 2018-20180123-081742.pdf

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at