About Troy Community Theatre
To advance the appreciation, awareness, and craft of the performance arts in the community of Troy by offering theatrical opportunities and education to people of all ages.
Our guiding values, principles and practices:
Mentorship and education are paramount focuses of the Troy Community Theatre
- When selecting productions, TCT will consider shows that accommodate a large range of participants with diverse experience levels and backgrounds.
- TCT involves children, youth and adults, although certain ages may be specified for certain roles.
- Every endeavor will be made to cast each person who auditions
- The TCT Apprentice Program has been established to offer young people the opportunity to learn and grow in all aspects of the theatre arts such as direction, promotion and management, not just performing.
Troy Community Theatre’s priority is to the community of Troy and the surrounding rural communities
- Casting preference may be given to rural youth over regional college students or professionals who may have access to other opportunities for theatre
- TCT seeks to involve participants from within the Troy community, but may also include participants from outside the community.
Our relationship with Troy Arts Council:
The Troy Arts Council established the Troy Community Theatre to fulfill its mission in the area of performance arts, and as such, TAC serves as the parent organization of TCT, responsible for all fundraising, promotion, and management of TCT activities.
Troy ARts Council Policies for TCT Productions:
- Troy Arts Council oversees Troy Community Theatre and acts as the producer for TCT productions and as advisor for TCT Apprentice Program participants. As such, TAC has ultimate say and authority over each production to ensure they align with the values and mission of TAC and the community.
- TAC productions will be G-rated, unless more adult thematic material is essential to the story and immoral behavior is not graphically depicted or promoted. Controversial material in shows will be disclosed prior to auditions, so participants know about it before committing to participate.
- Audience age determines show rating, and scripts will be modified (with permission) as needed to match that rating. TAC reserves the right to approve/disapprove content of the play that is not in the script (ad libs, non-verbal actions, implication, etc.)
- Child appropriate language will be used during rehearsals and performances, by all members of cast and crew.
- All rehearsals are open rehearsals. Parents are always welcome to attend, but audience members are expected not to interfere in the production in any way or cause a distraction to the rehearsal.
- Directors are volunteers. Any compensation they receive will be a gift, the amount of which is dependent on the financial success of the show.
- Director and TCT personnel will clearly define their roles and responsibilities before any work on the production begins
- TAC reserves the right to approve all personnel helping with the production in any capacity.
- Director will plan an efficient rehearsal schedule to eliminate wasted time for all participants. TCT reserves the right to have input in planning the rehearsal schedule.
- Director is responsible to ensure, to the best of their ability, that TAC policies are honored.
- TAC must approve all paperwork/policies presented by the director before the paperwork is distributed. TAC may modify any paperwork/policies as needed to align with TAC goals and values.
- TCT email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) is to be used by TCT/TAC personnel only. All show-related communications will be done through the designated channels provided by TCT/TAC, in observance with TCT/TAC communications policies.
- TAC reserves the right to approve/disapprove costumes.
- TAC reserves the right to approve/disapprove non-official activities taking place at rehearsals or backstage.
- TAC and TCT policies are subject to change at the discretion of the TAC.