NEW! BACKGROUND CHECK POLICY
Beginning in 2019, BCCT is implementing a Background Check policy for all employees (W2 and 1099) and volunteers. Our employees and volunteers are valuable resources and it is in the best interest of the organization, the children who participate in BCCT and the adults who staff these programs, to institute a background check policy. BCCT is committed to the protection of all persons associated with the organization including our children who participate in BCCT and BCCT STAGES along with our adult staff, volunteers, members, interns and guests.
For this program, BCCT is utilizing the State Bureau of Identification in the Division of State Police to conduct the criminal history record background check on a name- and fingerprint-based system to obtain data for individual background checks. The program is titled the Volunteer Review Operation (VRO) and is designed specifically for non-profit youth serving organizations.
Under BCCT’s policy, all volunteers, including our parents, must be fingerprinted via the VRO program. Given that BCCT requires our parents to volunteer, parents who wish to opt out of the background check policy will be assigned to the Set Construction Committee to fulfill their parent volunteer requirement. If your child is cast in the show, you will receive additional information about this program with regard to scheduling, cost, reimbursement, etc.
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AUDITION and CASTING POLICIES
Your child will audition with many children and will be chosen for his or her talent ONLY. Parts are given to those who fit the role at the discretion of the director/audition committee. No child will ever receive a part for parent participation or because it is his or her “turn”. Every child comes with very different strengths. Casting decisions are always difficult. Unfortunately that is the nature of theatre.
1. You will be notified by a specified date if your child was cast in the show. You will have 24 hours to respond with your decision to accept or decline the offer. If you accept being cast and then quit the show, you will not be considered for another BCCT production for an entire year. This policy is in place in fairness to the casting process. It is not always possible to fill, or move another child, into your position.
2. Acceptance in this show does not guarantee a part in any future BCCT production. Auditions are a must for everyone for every show. Please understand that the casting decisions are made by a committee, no one individual is responsible.
3. Please understand that your commitment to our production is essential. If other commitments will prevent you from attending our rehearsals, please reconsider auditioning at this time. Your attendance at all rehearsals is necessary. It is up to the discretion of the Board to dismiss a child due to too many rehearsal absences.
4. For auditioners 13 & up: Please think carefully about which role(s) you are willing to accept. If you are willing to be cast in the show in ANY capacity, then please circle “All” on the sheet of paper. It is important for the BCCT casting committee to know what you are willing to accept when making their decision. If you quit the show, you will not be considered for another BCCT production until for an entire year. This will also factor into the decision making in regard to scholarships for our graduating seniors. This policy is in place to uphold the fairness of the casting process. It is not always possible to fill, or move another child, into your position.
5. There is no fee to audition. If cast, there is a non-refundable production fee (once rehearsals have begun).
6. Parent participation is required. The quality of our production depends on you. If you are unable to fulfill this requirement, your child is not eligible for the show. Parents are expected to attend a meeting where they will choose three committees that interest them and then be assigned to one of those committees. In addition to a committee, each family will be scheduled for three to five nights of set construction.
7. Cast members must be available for ALL show dates and tech week rehearsals. If you are unable to be there for all dates, please try again next time.
8. Any physical aggression, foul or inappropriate language, smoking, drinking or substance abuse will be grounds for immediate dismissal and the child will no longer be able to audition for shows.