COVID-19 Policy &

Rehearsal Expectations

CMTS is committed to keeping our performers, production team, volunteers, and audience members safe as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the following precautions will be implemented during the in-person audition process:

 

SCREENING

  • All audition hopefuls will be required to present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 along with a piece of government-issued ID. As per the Government of Ontario’s guidelines, individuals are considered fully vaccinated if they have received:

    • The full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines

    • One or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or 

    • Three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada; and

    • They received their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago.

  • Upon entry, individuals will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire to verify that they are not presenting symptoms of COVID-19.

  • PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND YOUR IN-PERSON AUDITION IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19. These symptoms include:

    • fever

    • cough

    • loss of taste or smell

    • sore throat

    • headache

    • Difficulty breathing/shortness of breath

  • Individuals who need to cancel their in-person audition due to the presence of COVID-19 symptoms are invited to submit a virtual audition tape to carletonmts@gmail.com

 

SAFETY MEASURES

 

  • Audition groups will be capped at a maximum of 6 individuals at a time to encourage physical distancing.

  • All audition hopefuls MUST wear a mask that securely covers their mouth, nose, and chin upon entry to the audition venue, in waiting areas, and during the dance call.

  • Audition hopefuls will be given the option to briefly remove their masks during the singing portion ONLY. Please wait until prompted by the audition panel to remove your mask.

  • All CMTS volunteers and creative team members present at the audition venue will be masked at all times.


REHEARSAL EXPECTATIONS

 

While our productions are first and foremost a fun experience for everyone involved, they also require a significant time commitment. Rehearsals for Into the Woods will begin in early January and continue up until our show dates, March 16-19. During this time, cast members should expect to commit approximately 5-10 hours per week to rehearsals, with that number increasing as we enter March. 

 

The Into the Woods creative team recognizes that most of our performers are students first. As such, we are willing to be flexible during the first two months of rehearsal if cast members need to miss some rehearsals for class, midterms, assignments, etc. Come March, however, we expect all cast members to attend all scheduled rehearsals except in the case of illness, emergency, or another event that has been discussed in advance with the creative team. Putting together a show of this scale is a team effort, and we need to have everyone on board to ensure our production runs as smoothly as possible!

 

Before accepting a role in our cast, please make sure you are able to dedicate the time required to the rehearsal process. We completely understand that life gets busy, and we are more than happy to accommodate your student schedule as much as possible. However, we also want to be transparent about the time commitment required to be part of our show – both in the interest of being fair to fellow castmates and creative team members, as well as for the sake of each individual’s own mental health and academic/professional success.