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The Point System

This is the official point value system of Troupe #355! Each job comes with specific points awarded based off of the amount of hours each job should reasonably take. One point is equal to ten hours of work.

Acting – Awarded as Earned

Title One Act Full Length States/Musical
Major Role 3 points 6 points 8 points
Minor Role 1.5 points 3.5 points 4 points
Walk On 1 point 1.5 points 1.5 points
Chorus 0.5 points 1 point 1 point
Dancer 0.5 points 1 point 2 points
Understudy 0.5 points 3 points 3 points

 

Production – Awarded as Earned

Title One Act Full Length/States/Musical
Stage Crew 1 point 2 points
Lighting Crew 1 point 2 points
Set Designer 2 points 2.5 points
Set Construction 1 point awarded for every 10 hours 1 point awarded for every 10 hours
Props Crew 1 point 1.5 points
Sound Crew 1 point 2 points
Makeup Crew 1 point 2 points
Pianist 1 point 2 points
Musician 1 point 1.5 points
Costumes Crew 1 point 2 points
Costume Construction 1 point awarded for every 10 hours 1 point awarded for every 10 hours
Dresser 1 point 2 points
Furniture Crew 1 point 2 points
House and Lobby 1 point 1.5 points

 

Business – Awarded as Earned

Title One Act Full Length/States/Musical
Publicity Crew 1 point 1.5 points
Tickets 0.5 points 1.5 points
House and Lobby Crew 1 point awarded for every 10 hours 1 point awarded for every 10 hours
Usher 1 point awarded for every 10 hours 1 point awarded for every 10 hours
Programs Crew 1 point awarded for every 10 hours 1 point awarded for every 10 hours
Fundraising 1 point awarded for every 10 hours 1 point awarded for every 10 hours

 

Directing – Awarded as Earned

Title One Act Full Length/States/Musical
Director 4 points 8 points
Student Director Scale of 2 to 4 points *(see below) Scale of 5 to 7 points *(see below)
Vocal Director 1.5 points 3 points
Asst. Vocal Director 1 point 2.5 points
Orchestra Director 1.5 points 3 points
Asst. Orchestra Director 1 point 2.5 points
Choreographer 2 points 3.5 points
Asst. Choreographer 1 point 2.5 points
Student Assistant 1.5 points 3 points

 

Writing – Awarded as Earned

Item One Act Full Length
Original Play 5 points 8 points
Original Radio Script 2 points 3 points
Original TV Script 2 points 3 points

 

Positions – Awarded Annually

Title Points
Officer 14 points
Chair 5 points
Asst. Chair 2.5 points
Partial Chair 3 points
Partial Asst. Chair 1.5 points

 

Honor Thespian Levels – Awarded on Merit

Title Points Needed
Honor Thespian 60 points
National Honor Thespian 80 points
International Honor Thespian 100 points

 

Miscellaneous – Awarded as Earned

Item Per Proof
Attend Theatrical Performance 1 point awarded for every 10 hours (2 point maximum per year)
Attend All Day Drama Festival 1 point awarded for every 10 hours (3 point maximum per year)
Attend All Day Drama Workshop 1 point awarded for every 10 hours (2 point maximum per year)
Festival Host 1.5 points
Judge Runner 1.5 points
Festival Participant 1.5 points for each round past preliminaries

 

*More Information on the Student Director Point Value Scale: As no two shows are alike and roles within director pairs often vary, this scale was created to accommodate the work each individual student director puts into a production. The role of the student director should be clearly decided between the student and their adult supervisor before the production beings. 

One Act

Points Awarded Reasoning
2 points 2 points will be awarded to student directors who act more as a director’s assistant. In this pairing, the adult is doing more than 50% of the work. The student is mostly a helper for implementing the adult’s ideas rather than actively directing and making decisions of their own.
3 points 3 points will be awarded to student directors who are equal partners with the adult director and take on 50% of the work. In an equal partnership, both the student director and the adult are actively making decisions and implementing them together.
4 points 4 points will be awarded to student directors who take on more than 50% of the work. In this case, the adult is acting mostly as a supervisor. The student director must the person making most of the decisions and doing most of the work in implementing their ideas.

 

Full Length/States/Musical

Points Awarded Reasoning
5 points 5 points will be awarded to student directors who act more as a director’s assistant. In this pairing, the adult is doing more than 50% of the work. The student is mostly a helper for implementing the adult’s ideas rather than actively directing and making decisions of their own.
6 points 6 points will be awarded to student directors who are equal partners with the adult director and take on 50% of the work. In an equal partnership, both the student director and the adult are actively making decisions and implementing them together.
7 points 7 points will be awarded to student directors who take on more than 50% of the work. In this case, the adult is acting mostly as a supervisor. The student director is the person making most of the decisions and doing most of the work in implementing them.