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ABOUT US

OPERATING VALUES

Our Mission


Folsom Theatre Co.’s mission is to inspire youth to dream, explore, think, and connect through imaginative storytelling onstage, in the classroom, and in the community; all while developing character and confidence by training in the arts.


Our Vision


Folsom Theatre Co. aspires to transform our local youth into creative, curious, and compassionate people while focusing on character, confidence, integrity, and self-esteem through community theatre and performing arts. Our programs encourage youth to navigate our complex world in a way that is healthier, smarter and kinder moving toward adulthood. In addition, our goal is to become the premier home for diverse performing arts programming and education by collaborating with artists, organizations, schools, and the community to encourage the creation, appreciation, and understanding of the arts. We seek to nurture a vibrant arts community, foster artistic excellence, and bring people together for powerful shared experiences that inspire a creative exchange of ideas.


Our Core Operating Values


Artistic Excellence 

We collaborate to create a wholesome environment that

empowers artists to do their finest work. Our rigorous standards

reflect our commitment to excellence in every area of production.

We take pride in our intention to have an outstanding track record of artists who want to return, and we cultivate an audience that expects to be

challenged with a more than quality product. The work we do

thrills us, too. 


Communication

We pride ourselves in having an open door policy where people can reach out to us any time. We value everyone's opinion.


Challenge
We design programs that inspire students, artists, and audiences.


Character Development

Developing character values in individuals including commitment,

discipline, self esteem, confidence, and integrity.


Collaboration 

We foster collaboration among professional artists, community, and youth to create exceptional theatre.


Family Inclusion

Supporting the family unit through the direct involvement of each

family member’s talents, interests, and abilities.


Innovation
We embrace a continual process of renewal and experimentation in theatre and arts education.


Integrity 

We sustain the highest level of integrity as individuals and as an organization.


Radical Hospitality
We maintain a commitment to entertain our audience in diverse ways.


Respect

Placing the maximum worth on people and treating each

individual with respect and significance.


Sustainability
We ensure organizational stability through long-range planning, assessment and retention of quality, professional staff, and fiscal responsibility.


FAQ'S

Q: What is the Audition Process?

A:


You can find this information in the ABOUT US tab, under POLICES



Q: How much does it cost to be in a show?

A: 

The production fee is $350 per individual. To be as transparent as possible, we will include the breakdown of what this fee covers. 

rehearsal facilities, administrative fees, production royalty rights and fees, costume design, set design, performance venue, musical theatre instruction



Q: What if we have more than one child in the cast? Is there a discount for production fees? 

A: 

A second sibling will receive a $25 discount. Three or more subsequent siblings will receive a $50 discount. 


Q: Are there any additional fees we should expect?

A: 

  • Each performer will be required to provide their own shoes and socks/nylons.
  • Each performer is required to purchase 10 cast vouchers at the discounted rate at the mandatory parent meeting. These vouchers are transferrable and it is encouraged to offer these discounted tickets to friends and family. if there is more than one sibling in the cast the family is required to purchase 15 cast vouchers. 
  • Each family is expected to commit to at least 20 hours of volunteer hours. If this is not feasible, a volunteer fee of $200 is required at the mandatory parent meeting. 


POLICIES

FTC POLICY TITLE: AUDITION PROCESS Effective Date: August 22, 2017 POLICY

  1. Open auditions will be conducted during three days (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) approximately 16-18 weeks before the first show. 
  2. A schedule will be created prior to the open auditions so that individuals may schedule a time for their audition during the three day period. 
  3. The open audition schedule will also allow for individuals to audition without a scheduled time. Individuals appearing for an open audition without a scheduled audition time will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. 
  4. Open auditions will be performed before the Director, Assistant Director, Musical Director, and a member of FTC’s Board of Directors. This is a CLOSED audition.
  5. The open audition will consist of the individual singing ANY song no longer than 1:30. Accompanying instrumental is highly encouraged. Musical selection SHOULD be from a broadway musical but is not required. Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition.
  6. If auditioning strictly for ensemble, you MUST attend the audition, but will NOT be required to sing a song. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. We suggest you come with a song prepared. You will still be required to bring a headshot and resume. 
  7. The Director shall determine who will be selected for callbacks within 24 hours of the close of open auditions. 
  8. Any callback auditions will be conducted within 5 days of the close of open auditions. Callback auditions will be OPEN to the public. 
  9. Callback auditions will consist of a small group of individuals auditioning together. Each individual will be required to sing a song from the selected show with accompanying instrumental. Additionally, there will be a dance audition and a cold reading.
  10. No individual auditions will be scheduled on dates other than those set by FTC and the Director. 
  11. The Director will make all casting decisions. The Assistant Director, Musical Director and participating Board Member may provide opinions and advice, but the casting decision rests with the Director. 
  12. Within 5 days of the close of callback auditions, the Director will provide the final cast list.   

WHO WE ARE

We are a start-up non-profit organization dedicated to bringing performing arts to the youth in the Folsom community. As a new family (of six) within the community, we found that there was a need for an additional local youth theatre company. 


Our children have been involved with theatre since they were very little and we have enjoyed watching them blossom. Their confidence has greatly increased as they have performed in countless productions throughout the years. 


Many friends that we have met since moving to the area in the summer of 2017, are traveling great distances to find a theatre home for their children. One of our goals is to keep our youth in our community, which will provide for a better quality of life for families that live in or near the Folsom. 


For this reason, we have started a youth theatre company that will grow as the community continues to grow. We truly look forward to having you be a part of it!

BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Chief Executive Officer- Tracy Rodriguez


President- Felipe Rodriguez


Vice-President, Secretary & Treasurer- Monique Freed


JOB OPENINGS (Volunteer)

Assistant Director: 

    

The Assistant Director will possess the ability to keep the production running smoothly, while helping to instill in the children a love of theatre, an excitement for performance, and a willingness to collaborate. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self-motivated, efficient, and creative. Experience working with children is especially important.

  • The Assistant Director will participate in a production meeting prior to auditions. The production meeting will be attended by the Director, Assistant Director, Musical Director, Set Technician, Costume Designer, Prop Master, FTC Administrator and the Vice President of FTC’s Board of Directors
     
  • The Assistant Director will meet with the Director prior to auditions to discuss the Assistant Director’s responsibilities and duties for the show.
     
  • The Assistant Director will attend all auditions. Cast selection decisions will be by the Director.
     
  • The Assistant Director will attend callbacks, if deemed necessary.
     
  • The Assistant Director must check FTC’s voicemail prior to all rehearsals and performances for any messages regarding cast member absences.
     
  • The Assistant Director is the point person for any cast member to inform FTC of any absences.
     
  • The Assistant Director will be responsible for communicating with the cast, as needed, regarding changes or additions to the rehearsal schedule and other items.
     
  • The Assistant Director must take attendance for cast members at each rehearsal and performance.
     
  • The Assistant Director is required to attend all rehearsals and performances.
     
  • The Assistant Director will act as the Stage Manager for all performances. The Assistant Director is responsible for selecting, coordinating and directing the stage crew.
     

The Assistant Director will be compensated in the amount agreed upon  prior to the commencement of the production. 


Musical Director: (FILLED)

    

The Musical Director will possess the ability to conduct the musical ensemble being used for the show, while helping to instill in the children a love of theatre, an excitement for performance, and a willingness to collaborate. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self-motivated, efficient, and creative. Experience working with children is especially important.


  • The Musical Director will participate in a production meeting prior to auditions. The production meeting will be attended by the Director, Assistant Director, Musical Director, Set Technician, Costume Designer, Prop Master, FTC Administrator and the Vice President of FTC’s Board of Directors.
     
  • The Musical Director will meet with the Director prior to auditions to discuss the Musical Director’s responsibilities and duties for the show.
     
  • The Musical Director will attend all auditions. Cast selection decisions will be by the Director.
     
  • The Musical Director will attend callbacks, if deemed necessary.
     
  • The Musical Director is required to attend all rehearsals that require music and
    all performances.
     
  • The Musical Director is responsible for all musical accompaniment for the production.
  • The Musical Director will be compensated in the amount agreed upon prior to the commencement of the production.
     


Choreographer (FILLED):

     

The Choreographer is responsible for the dance rendering of the show within the FTC mission. In this capacity, he/she works with the Director and Music Director to present a program that encourages young artists to develop their potential and foster their appreciation of live theatre. 

They create original choreography, teach and notate dance steps and formations, clean dance combinations, teach students techniques and dance steps, and run daily fitness conditioning warm-ups with actors. Choreographers are experienced dancers, patient teachers, clear communicators, and able to visualize stage pictures and movement.  

  • Work collaboratively with the director/designers to fulfill the vision/concept of the production
     
  • Work with Director/Music Director to integrate choreography into the production
     
  • Empower and motivate participants to perform on stage and off to the best of their capabilities
     
  • Set an example of professional behavior in rehearsal and in performance that teaches harmonious
    relationships and teamwork, centered on the purpose of creating a successful production
     
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and respect for others at all times
     
  • Assist Director, Music Director, and Stage manager in creating weekly schedule. Assist with flow
    of communication
     
  • Attend all scheduled rehearsals
     
  • Attend all production meetings
     
  • Report all incidents and emergencies to Director
     
  • Communicate and enforce FTC's Expectations of Behavior.
     
  • Attend strike
     

Set Technician:


The Set Technician will possess the ability to create and build a set that helps create the mood for the actors' performances and conveys a message to the audience as a visual aid. The Set Technician confers with the Director regarding interpretation and set requirements. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self-motivated, efficient, and creative. 

The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Set Technician: 


  • The Set Technician will participate in a production meeting prior to auditions. The production meeting will be attended by the Director, Assistant Director, Musical Director (for all musical shows), Set Technician, Costume Designer, Prop Master, FTC’s Administrator and the Vice President of FTC's Board of Directors.
     
  • The Set Technician will meet with the Director to discuss the set design.
     
  • Within 30 days of meeting with the Director, the Set Technician will prepare a drawing or illustration of the design concept that must be presented and approved
    by the Director.
     
  • The Set Technician must notify FTC’s Vice President of any costs or
    expenses for the design and building of the set that are over the prescribed budget.
     
  • The Set Technician will construct the set in a manner that is safe and appropriate for children. Additionally, the set shall be constructed in such a manner so as to not cause any damage to the stage upon installation or set up. The set shall also be constructed in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the performance venue.
     
  • At certain times during the construction process, the Director will inspect the set to ensure compliance with plans and safety requirements. The Set Technician will discuss any concerns the Director may have in regard to the set and make appropriate changes as needed and agreed upon by the Director and Set Technician.
     
  • The Set Technician is responsible for moving and installing the set into the performance venue (including arrangements for a rental truck).
       
  •  During the week of rehearsals and performances at the performance venue, the Set Technician must be available should issues or concerns with the set arise.
     
  • The Set Technician is responsible for ensuring that all set pieces are removed from the performance venue at the end of the last show. The Set Technician is also responsible for ensuring that within 2 weeks after the last performance and strike of the set, the set pieces are not only returned to the FTC workshop, but the set and construction area are organized and cleaned.
    During the production, the Director’s contact for all issues related to the production is FTC’s Vice President. The Set Technician will be compensated in the amount agreed upon prior to the commencement of the production.
     

Property Mistress/Master:


The Property Mistress/Master (“Prop Master”) will possess the ability to create and build Props that helps create the mood for the actors’ performances and conveys a message to the audience as a visual aid. The Prop Master confers with the Director regarding interpretation and prop requirements. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self –motivated, efficient, and creative. 

The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Prop Master: 


  • FTC Administrator will provide the script to Prop Master. The Prop Master will read the script and become familiar with it prior to the production meeting.
     
  • The Prop Mistress/Master will participate in a production meeting prior to auditions. The production meeting will be attended by the Director, Assistant Director, Musical Director (for all musical shows), Set Technician, Costume Designer, Prop Master, FTC’s Administrator and the Vice President of FTC’s Board of Directors.
     
  • Within 30 days of receipt of the Script and no later than 3 days following the first production meeting, the Prop Master shall notify FTC’s designated contact of any additional needs they feel are required for the production that have not been addressed.
     
  • The Prop Master will determine the specific prop needs as outlined in the script and design a prop plot/spreadsheet appropriate for the show.
     
  • The Prop Master will, as needed, chair a meeting of the prop crew at which time a detailed work schedule and gathering plan can be made.
     
  • The Prop Master will maintain a list of volunteers and contact information that routinely work on the prop crew.
     
  • The Prop Master is responsible for providing to FTC’s Company Administrator a listing of any individuals or entities that should be listed in the show program for acknowledgement and/or appreciation. 


  • The Prop Master is responsible for supervising the property crew in the making, gathering, borrowing and placement of all props that meet the design requirements of the show.
     
  • The Prop Master is responsible for ensuring that all necessary props for a given production are completed by the first Dress Rehearsal. This is generally Tuesday of Tech week.
     
  • The Prop Master is responsible for creating a property table at the performance venue and setting it up with the props. The Prop Master is also responsible for ensuring the props are stored at night as necessary.
     
  • The Prop Master must attend all dress rehearsals and be available to make repairs or changed to any props that are needed during rehearsal week.
     
  • The Prop Master is to work within the allotted budget and make purchases that are necessary to complete the prop plot of the show. All receipts must be provided to the FTC Treasurer.
     
  • The Prop Master is responsible for ensuring all props are removed from the performance venue at the end of the last show. The Prop Master is also responsible for ensuring that within 2 weeks after the last performance and strike of the set, the prop pieces are not only returned to the FTC workshop, but the prop area is organized and cleaned.
     
  • The Prop Master is responsible for returning any rented or borrowed prop pieces to their rightful owners.
    During the production, the Prop Master’s contact for all issues related to the production is FTC’s Vice President. The Prop Master will be compensated in the amount agreed upon at the completion of the final performance. 

Costumer:


The Costume Designer will possess the ability to create and build costumes that helps set the mood for the actors’ performances and conveys a message to the audience as a visual aid. The Costume Designer confers with the Director regarding interpretation and costume requirements. He/she must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, must be self –motivated, efficient, and creative. 

The following are the duties and responsibilities of the Costume Designer: 


  • FTC Administrator will provide the script to Costume Designer. The Costume Designer will read the script and become familiar with it prior to the production meeting.
     
  • The Costume Designer will participate in a production meeting prior to auditions. The production meeting will be attended by the Director, Assistant Director, Musical Director, Set Technician, Costume Designer, Prop Master, FTC's Administrator and the Vice President of FTC’s Board of Directors.
     
  • Within 30 days of receipt of the Script and no later than 3 days following the first production meeting, the Costume Designer shall notify FTC’s designated contact of any additional needs they feel are required for the production that have not been addressed.
     
  • The Costume Designer will determine will determine the specific costume needs as outlined in the script and design and create a costume plot/spreadsheet appropriate for the show.
     
  • The Costume Designer will meet with the volunteers following the parent meeting to describe needs of the show and determine areas that best fit volunteers. Volunteers will be encouraged to come to FTC’s Costume Workshop for projects assignments.
     
  • The Costume Designer will be responsible for informing cast members/parents what they will need to provide as clothing for show as early as possible. The information will be provided to FTC’s administrator or Assistant Director for dissemination to the cast.


  • The Costume Designer will maintain a list of volunteers and contact information that routinely work on the costume crew.
     
  • The Costume Designer is responsible for providing a list to the Company Administrator for any individuals or entities that should be listed in the show program for acknowledgement and/or appreciation.
     
  • The Costume Designer is responsible for providing a list to the Company Administrator for any individuals or entities that should be listed in the show program for acknowledgement and/or appreciation.
     
  • The Costume Designer will supervise the Costume crew volunteers in taking measurements, fitting, altering and building of costumes.
     
  • The Costume Designer must ensure that cast members are measured and documented in a way that is respectful of privacy. Boys and girls will be measured separately.
     
  • The Costume Designer will supervise the pulling of costumes from FTC’s storage area that meet the specific design needs for the show.
     
  • The Costume Designer is responsible for supervising the costume crew in the making, gathering, altering, repairing, and borrowing of all costumes that meet the design requirements of the show.
     
  • The Costume Designer is responsible for ensuring that all necessary costumes for a given production are completed by the first Dress Rehearsal. This is generally Tuesday of Tech week.
     
  • The Costume Designer is responsible for determining dressing room assignments at the performance venue and creating a costume table and setting it up with the costumes. The Costume Designer is also responsible for ensuring the costumes are stored at night as necessary.
     
  • The Costume Designer must attend all dress rehearsals and be available to make repairs or changes to any costumes that are needed during rehearsal week.
     
  • The Costume Designer is to work within the allotted budget and make purchases that are necessary to complete the costume plot of the show. All receipts must be provided to the FTC Treasurer.
     
  • The Costume Designer is responsible for ensuring all costumes are removed from the performance venue at the end of the last show. The Costume Designer is also responsible for ensuring that within 2 weeks after the last performance and strike of the set, all costume pieces are not only returned to the FTC workshop, but that they are properly cleaned and stored in FTC’s costume area in an organized manner.
     
  • The Costume Designer is responsible for returning any rented or borrowed costume pieces to their rightful owners.
     

  

During the production, the Costume Designer’s contact for all issues related to the production is FTC’s Vice President. 


The Costume Designer will be compensated in the amount agreed upon completion of the final show performance. 


Stage Manager: 


  • Theatre stage managers are the incredibly organized people who are responsible for making sure theatrical performances go off without a hitch. 


  • The Stage Manager will organize and coordinate rehearsals, manage the cast, the lighting technicians, the sound technicians, the prop department, the costume department, and handle any problems when they arise.


  • The Stage Manager will act as a go-between, liaising with the technical crew, the director and all of the other backstage and front-of-house staff. 


  • During the performance, the Stage Manager will run the show behind the scenes, making sure actors know when they need to go on stage, and handling any problems with costumes, props, lighting, and/or sound.


  • The Stage Manager will have ultimate responsibility for the props, costumes and sets. This means managing the budget, buying all of the necessary materials on behalf of the theatre company, and managing set changes in between scenes. 


  • The Stage Manager is responsible for making sure props and costumes are well looked after and replaced when necessary.


  • The Stage Manager is in charge of ‘prompting’ the actors during performances, putting together the prompt script and offering prompts from the wings when required.


  • The Stage Manager is responsible for making sure everyone and everything complies with health and safety regulations, both on-stage and backstage.