Academy Code of Conduct

 

The Academy Code of Conduct applies to both Rhino Theatre Group locations

(studio and mainstage) including the sidewalks and parking lots surrounding the buildings.

 

Purpose:

  • to protect the rights and safety of Theatre patrons

  • to protect the rights and safety of casts and crew

  • to preserve and protect the Theatres facilities, materials and properties

 

Trespassing:

Invitees (guests to our business) who violate their invitation and parameters therein, legally become a trespasser; and will therefore, have no legal right to remain on premises. Failure to abide by this code of conduct and its explicit rules as implemented and enforced by Rhino Theatre Group in association with local and national authorities, will result in release from the premises

 

Behaviors expected to enter premises for indoor and outdoor stages and events:

  • No admittance if you are sick/have been in contact with anyone who is sick for 14 prior days. MUST SELF MONITOR

 

Health Management:

  • Register at health management table

    • Digital temperature will be taken (if over 100 degrees, you may request internal mouth temperature to be taken-if still over 100, you must immediately leave premises)

    • Accurately and honestly answer 1-question questionnaire for ages 17 and under (ages 18 and over 5 questions)

  • NO FOOD OR SNACKS permitted on-site; refillable water bottles only

  • Students must provide their own folders, notebook, and pencils.   No sharing permitted. 

 

Face covering guidelines:

  • Indoor classes:  Face covering to be worn when arriving to class.   Seating spots are 10-feet apart – socially distanced from each other - and upon being seated, you may remove your mask. 

    • VOICE/SINGING:  you may stand at your seating spot and sing without face covering.  Movement, when singing, requires a mask.  No face covering required on the black box stage when performing, as long as SD is enforced; face covering is required if more than three people are on stage.

    • DANCING:  no mask required, as long as you are in your 10’ SD spot.  Crossover movement around room when 10’ cannot be achieved, requires face covering.  No face covering required on the black box stage when performing, as long as SD is enforced; face covering is required if more than two people are on stage.

    • INSTRUMENT:  no mask required; instructor and other classmates may not touch student’s instrument; No face covering required on the black box stage when performing, as long as SD is enforced; face covering is required if more than three people are on stage.

    • IMPROV/ACTING:  no mask required, as long as you are in your 10’ SD spot.   Crossover movement around room when 10’ cannot be achieved, requires face covering.  No face covering required on the black box stage when performing, as long as SD is enforced; face covering is required if more than three people are on stage.

  • Outdoor classes:  Face covering to be worn when arriving to class.   Seating spots are 6-feet apart – socially distanced from each other and upon being seated, you may remove your mask. 

    • VOICE/SINGING:  you may stand at your seating spot and sing without face covering.  Movement when singing requires a mask.  No face covering required on the outdoor stage as long as SD is enforced.

    • DANCING:  no mask required, as long as you are in your 6’ SD spot.  Crossover movement around parking lot when 6’ cannot be achieved, requires face covering.

    • INSTRUMENT:  no mask required; instructor and other classmates may not touch student’s instrument.  No face covering required on the stage; as long as SD is enforced.

    • IMPROV/ACTING:  no mask required, as long as you are in your 6’ SD spot.   Crossover movement around room when 6’ cannot be achieved, requires face covering.  No face covering required on the stage; as long as SD is enforced.

 

Behaviors where Release/Removal is Absolute:

The following behaviors are considered unacceptable on Rhino Theatre Group premises:

  • Disobeying instructors or production team

  • Disobeying mask management guidelines, removal of mask entirely while on-site

  • Disregard for other patrons, cast, crew and irresponsible behaviors associated with public health while seated or while traversing premises

  • Unwilling to maintain social distance; do not move chairs or cueing devices

  • Possession of alcohol, illegal drugs or weapons of any kind

  • Smoking or vaping is prohibited

  • Loitering and gathering after rehearsals events is prohibited

  • Verbal or physical abuse to cast, crew, staff or other patrons

  • Disruptive noise, profane language

  • Disruptive use of cell phones

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