Policies

Fall Project Selection 
Adopted by the Board, December 8, 2003

  1. Proposals for directing a Fall show must be submitted by January 1 for that year's Fall show, and the Board will select a project at its first meeting after that date.  Please send Fall show proposals to the Board in care of the VACT president.
  2. The VACT policy that states a director may not cast himself or herself includes the Fall show.  However, the Board may make limited exceptions if it is in the best interest of the organization, and the director must request express permission from the VACT Board to do so.
  3. The Fall show is an independent project subject to the approval of the Board and not to the selection process as are Winter and Summer shows.
  4. Fall shows considered by the Board must take certain logistical challenges into account.  These concerns include set (storage and construction), space and building constraints, lighting considerations (since the lighting is usually set up for concerts at this time), and scheduling (stage and rehearsal space).
  5. Pre-casting of fall shows is permitted.  The proposal should indicate whether the show is pre-cast, and the Board will post that information when the show is selected.

Holiday Project Selection
Pending Approval from Board of Directors

  1. Proposals for directing a Christmas show must be submitted by June 1 for that year's Holiday show, and the Board will select a project at its first meeting after that date.  Please send Holiday show proposals to the Board in care of the VACT president.
  2. The VACT policy that states a director may not cast himself or herself includes the Holiday show.  However, the Board may make limited exceptions if it is in the best interest of the organization, and the director must request express permission from the VACT Board to do so.
  3. The Holiday show is an independent project subject to the approval of the Board and not to the selection process as are Winter and Summer shows.
  4. Holiday shows considered by the Board must take certain logistical challenges into account.  These concerns include set (storage and construction), space and building constraints, lighting considerations (since the lighting is usually set up for concerts at this time), and scheduling (stage and rehearsal space).

Written May 1, 2016

Selection of Director for Summer/Winter Shows 
Adopted by the Board, April 12, 2004

  1. Applications for directing a Summer show must be submitted by November 1 for the following year's Summer show, and the Board will select a director at its first meeting after that date.
  2. Applications for directing a Winter show must be submitted by May 1 for the following year's Winter show, and the Board will select a director at its first meeting after that date.

VACT Spring Youth Theater Production Selection
Adopted by the Board, March 20, 2006
Revised May 1, 2016

  1. Proposals for Youth Theater Productions (K-2, 3-7, Teens) must be submitted by August 1 for the following year's show, and the Board will select a project at its first meeting after that date. Please send proposals to the Board in care of the VACT president.
  2. The Youth Theater Productions are independent projects subject to the approval of the Board and not to the selection process as are Winter and Summer shows.
  3. Youth Theater Productions considered by the Board must take certain logistical challenges into account. These concerns include set, space and building constraints, lighting, and scheduling (stage and rehearsal space).
  4. Pre-casting of Youth Theater Productions is not permitted.

Revised, May 1, 2016: to acknowledge three separate youth productions.

Fall Youth Production Selection
Pending Approval from Board of Directors

  1. Proposals for a Fall Youth Theater Production (Grades 3-8) must be submitted by June 1 for the following year's show, and the Board will select a project at its first meeting after that date. Please send proposals to the Board in care of the VACT president.
  2. The Fall Youth Theater Production is an independent project subject to the approval of the Board and not to the selection process as are Winter and Summer shows.
  3. Youth Theater Productions considered by the Board must take certain logistical challenges into account. These concerns include set, space and building constraints, lighting, and scheduling (stage and rehearsal space).
  4. Pre-casting of Youth Theater Productions is not permitted.

Written May 1, 2016

VACT SUGGESTIONS FOR DIRECTOR APPLICATIONS

When applying for a director position for VACT, these are some guidelines the Board will be looking for:

Please submit a letter to the Board of Directors, in care of the President, concisely summarizing

  • Your experience in theater or other productions.
  • Your overall design ideas (example: the theme you want the audience to go away with, technical design ideas, vision.
  • How you will prepare for the production.
  • How you will organize the time of your production staff and rehearsals.

 

If the Board has any questions or needs clarification from you, they will contact you directly.  Please note that VACT historically has not paid its directors.  In addition, it is strongly recommended that you participate in a VACT production, as cast and/or crew, before you apply to direct.  This way we can meet you and work with you, and you can see how we run our productions.  It would also be a good opportunity for you to meet the staff and see the resources we have to offer.  

Alcohol Policy

From time to time, the VACT facility is used to host social gatherings involving individuals of all ages, including children under the age of 21.   While adults may bring alcoholic beverages into the facility for such gatherings (unless otherwise prohibited by the Board), all adults are expected to act responsibly, to ensure that alcohol is securely maintained during the gathering, and to remove the alcohol when leaving the facility.   Any alcohol stored at the facility by the Board or other members of VACT must be stored in a designated, locked area of the facility.   Alcoholic beverages that are left unsecured following a gathering may be placed in the designated area or otherwise disposed of. 

Weapons Policy

It is the policy of the VACT Board that dangerous weapons, including, but not limited to, firearms, are not allowed on property owned by VACT.  Notices of this policy shall be posted in accordance with state law.