Students who are cast in a production are required to attend their CYT classes for the entire 9-week session and participate in the Class Showcase (or at least 4 hours of workshops if participating in the Workshop Track). All communication regarding absences must be done by contacting the Class Coordinator regarding classes AND the Production Coordinator regarding rehearsals.
I understand that I will be notified if attendance in rehearsals, classes or workshops becomes an issue. Should this become an issue, I understand that my student/s is subject to replacement in the production in which they are currently cast. Special consideration may be granted regarding absences due to illness, family emergency, and/or unforeseen school functions. In these instances, please make requests to the Production Coordinators as promptly as possible for consideration.
CHOOSING TO DROP A CYT SHOW
CONSEQUENCES: It is the policy of Christian Youth Theater Kansas City that if an actor auditions for a show and is cast, they must accept the role they are given. If the actor chooses not to participate in the production following the cast list being posted, they may not audition for another area's show in the same session. That actor will also NOT be considered for a principle role in the next production for which they audition. In addition, this action may be considered in future casting decisions and any written references. Not only is dropping a show unprofessional, it is disrespectful to the directors, cast members, and above all to the craft of theater itself.
CHARACTER: Being a part of CYT is a discipline in which only good behavior is accepted and respect for directors, parents, and other students at all times is paramount.
"Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us." Romans 12:3-6 (italics added)
COMMITMENT: Theater is a discipline! Part of the great tradition of the theater is a code of ethics that belongs to every worker on or behind the stage. This code has been observed throughout the centuries and will continue long after us. It is neither superstition, nor dogma, not a statue enforced by law. It is an attitude toward craftsmanship, a respect for other actors and a dedication toward the audience. This code helps build self-discipline, which, far from robbing one of individuality, increases personal esteem and dignity through cooperation and common purpose. (Excerpt from A Parent's Guide to CYT)
"But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' be 'No.'" - Matthew 5:37
"Whatever you do , work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men." - Colossians 3:23