Always be on time!!!
- Pay attention! Do not chat with friends. For professional jobs-you are getting paid, so act like it! Talking during rehearsal is rude and unprofessional.
- When you are not in a scene, sit down somewhere and watch. Your director may ask you to do the same thing in the next scene and if you were not listening, you will be lost.
- Be where you are supposed to be, so things will run smoothly.
- Take a note card and pen to take notes on choreography; who you follow onto the runway, who you walk with, which side of the stage you enter and exit, time to arrive, and any last minute changes or instructions.
- Rehearse your parts in the show mentally several times before the actual show, to help you remember the choreography.
- Rehearsal is a good place to make notes on the people you meet.
RUNWAY SHOWS...THE DAY!!!
- When you get to a show, immediately find the lineup, line your clothes up in the order that you are to wear them, line up your shoes and accessories.
- Clip off any tags that may show and put them in baggies on the proper hangers, so that the merchants will not have to make new tags.
- Unzip or unbutton the garments.
- Never sit, eat, drink, or smoke in the merchant’s garments.
- Be dressed in your first outfit, at least 20 minutes before show time.
- The second you are off the stage, start unbuttoning and running to get into your next outfit.
- USE YOUR ZIP HOOD!
- The minute you are dressed in your next outfit, get in line! It is much better to be early than to miss your cue!
- Always find out who your dresser is as soon as you arrive (if they provide one!), and go over the line up with him/her to make sure he/she is aware of any quick changes you may have. This will prepare him/her to give you the assistance you need.
- Be yourself and have fun!
- When the show is over, clean up after yourself, hang up all your garments, and return the tags and accessories to their proper bags.
- Thank the director and merchant for having you in the show, and give them a thank-you note.