STUDIO POLICIES

CLASS REQUIREMENTS

An open and inquisitive mind and a willingness to actively participate in Class discussions and performances.  Regular attendance is desired.

 

ACTORS ARE REQUIRED TO INTRODUCE THEMSELVES:

During the first Class, and on occasional subsequent Classes, Actors will be expected to deliver a full-minute self-introduction about your background for your peers.

 

CLASS PARTICIPATION:

Actively participate in Class discussion with relevant, productive, and insightful contributions.

 

SCENE WORK PREPARATION:

Actors will be asked to study scenes…analyzing and interpreting the content for its intention…and be able to deliver the printed dialogue “off the page” with ease and ... giving as much an authentic performance as possible. Further analysis and discussion will be conducted during the Class, and coaching will be targeted to address specific questions, needs and concerns.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY:

Regular Attendance is critical to supporting the ensemble and providing a rewarding and fulfilling experience for you and your classmates.

 

See our new fees for 2020 on the "Classes" page regarding policies for absences.

 

Actors are expected to be in their seats, ready to learn and participate at the beginning of Class. 

When special circumstances result in tardiness, contact the Class Coach as soon as you realize you will be late.  As a sign of your respect and professionalism, ALWAYS enter the studio quietly and distraction-free.

 

 “ACTIVE” STATUS:

Actors who attend consistently and predictably are considered “active.”

Actors who accrue three (3) or more consecutive unexcused absences will be considered “inactive.”

 

WITHDRAWAL PROCEDURE:

All withdrawals must be presented in writing and be signed and approved by the Class Coach. 

Actors who do not submit a written withdrawal and exit survey will be considered “inactive,” and charged accordingly.

 

ETIQUETTE / NETIQUETTE EXPECTATIONS WITH REGARD TO DISCUSSIONS

AND EMAIL COMMUNICATION:

This is an open forum for ideas. Be Respectful of Time…the Space...your Craft…your Fellow Actors and Coaches…your Work…and Yourself…in your communications.

CLOTHING:

Dress for maximum freedom and movement.  You may occasionally be lying and rolling on the ground.  Wear comfortable shoes that you can move around in or bring other shoes.  Heels, boots, short skirts, tight jeans, and low-cut shirts will all restrict movement (and consequently restrict your ability to participate in Class).  Do not wear jewelry that will affect your freedom of movement or speech, or jewelry that generates its own noise.  No hats are to be worn during warm-ups, activities, performances, etc.  Also, keep your hair securely away from your face during all exercises, workshops, and performances.  (It is essential that your Class Coach be able to see your face during all practical acting exercises.)

 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES:

Cell phones, text messaging, social media, etc.

Use of cell phones, messaging devices, and other electronic devices (for example, recording devices, music players, PDAs, computers) is prohibited in Class unless specifically permitted by the Class Coach, or if the device is being used as a component of Class learning activities.   Computer use during Class time is limited to Class-relevant activity. Web-surfing, video watching, etc. are not allowed.

 

CLASS COACHES’ FEEDBACK:

“Self-check” types of assignments are provided within the discussion environment.  Your Class Coach will also give you feedback on all your performances / exercises / work prior to the end of the Class session.

 

LICENSING:

All materials provided for, or resultant of, Class work are licensed to Hana Hou Creatives, LLC.  Licensing is extended to those students who are seen or heard in recorded scene work.

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

It is a Class expectation that you have a working email address that you check daily; Gmail is preferred.  Ensure “waynewardstudio.com” is a trusted domain.  If you have not already acquired an email address through the studio or otherwise, please make arrangements to do so before your first Class session.

 

There may be times that your Class Coach will need to contact you with important information and email is often the speediest and easiest way of doing so.  Additionally, links to digital copies of your on-camera scene work will be provided via email.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS:

The studio acknowledges the importance of ADA requirements and will accommodate Actors to the maximum extent practical.  Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title III (Public Accommodations) and Title V (Employment) and the Hawai'i Fair Employment Practice Law, Wayne Ward Actors Studio does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities.

 

If you are an Actor with special needs, as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, and need any Class materials provided in an alternative format, please contact your Class Coach. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your special needs.