I. Responsibilities and Definitions
b) Must adhere to and uphold all portions of these bylaws.
c) Have all the privileges outlined in section V.
d) Will be elected by secret ballot, requiring a super-majority of the board.
e) May be removed at any time with a consensus of the remaining members of the board.
b) Must have a current copy of waiver and application on file.
c) Must be at least 16 years old.
d) May attend general meetings.
e) Must adhere to and uphold sections I, II, III, and VI of these bylaws, and do not have the privileges outlined in section V.
f) May volunteer to take on duties which are approved cast functions.
g) May be removed by a majority vote of the member group if there has been a violation of the cast code or by a majority vote of the board at any time. This loss of status shall last six months.
b) Seed money for fund raising events, which must be returned to the treasury by the show following the end of the event. Proceeds from fund raisers must be used for VTC improvements; however, the specific allocation of the funds will be determined only by the members who take an active part in the fund raiser.
c) Member approved promotions.
A) Impaired or intoxicated members at the show or any other Vicarious Theater Company function will be replaced for that show or function. A second incident may result in loss of member status.
B) Only one person may play a given acting role in any show.
C) Members must adhere to and enforce all theater rules and policies.
D) Only board members shall have contact with theatre / venue officials regarding VTC events. Contact with the theatre staff should be kept to a minimum.
A) All performers are expected to be at the theatre in mostly complete makeup by 11:30pm. (Exempt from makeup requirements are performers whose roles begin 30 minutes into the film or later.) Any performer participating in a preshow must be at the theatre by 11:15pm. If a performer is not present by the designated time (without prior arrangement) a replacement will be prepared. Any performer arriving at the theatre after 11:30pm (without prior arrangement) will be replaced for the next show. If a performer has not arrived at the theatre by 12:10, they may be replaced for that performance.
B) Notify the appropriate board member(s) ASAP if anticipating lateness or an absence. Failure to do so will result in loss of a performance role for the following show.
C) More than three absences from any circumstances (without a leave of absence) within one year may result in loss of member or board status.
D) Each leave of absence must be approved by a majority board decision, and shall not exceed three months.
E) Two absences without notice within one year will result in loss of member or board status.
IV. Policy Making
A) All decisions shall be made as either a majority vote of the board or member group, or as a super-majority of the board or member group. Any member group vote may be vetoed by the board, requiring a super-majority of the board to overrule a majority decision, or a unanimous vote by the board for a super-majority.
B) If a board member cannot attend a scheduled vote, they may vote by proxy. If a vote is called when a board member is not present, they may file a vote within 2 weeks of the vote being called. Otherwise they forfeit their voting privilege for that issue. All votes filed are final.
C) Two board meetings shall be required per year, one during the first two weeks of October, the second during the first two weeks of April. Whenever feasible, the board shall also hold meetings an additional two times during the year. A board meeting is not valid if there are more than two board members missing or less than three board members in attendance.
V. Board Privileges
All board members may:
A) Vote on any and all decisions.
B) Participate in the casting of the next performance. Should a performance role become available, the criteria for choosing an actor to fill the role shall be:
2) Demonstrated appearance.
3) Perceived ability.
4) Dedication level.
D) Present a temporary replacement for their role for any single show to the board. Replacements presented shall be approved, unless extenuating circumstances exist. Longer term replacements require board approval. Please give notice of changes to the appropriate person(s) ASAP.
VI. Performance Roles
A) Acting roles (in order of appearance)
b) Curtain call.
c) Pre- and post-show announcements
d) Coordinates all preshow activities.
b) Is encouraged to assist in the sales of Trannie packs before the show.
5) The Criminologist
6) Riff Raff
12) Dr. Scott
C) Technical roles
3) Stage manager 4) Prop ninjas
A) All duties, unless noted otherwise:
2) Must have a second member of the board selected as an alternate to perform said duties in the absence of the appointee.
3) May be replaced by appointing a new member of the board at any time.
c) Facilitates meetings.
d) Acts as a neutral third party for disputes between members.
e) Takes performance notes and reviews them with the appropriate individuals every 3 months.
f) Must keep updated phone lists.
g) Finds or confirms temporary replacements when necessary.
h) Official contact in case of confusion or changes in cast lineup.
i) Initiates and oversees the enforcement of VTC costume standards.
j) Coordinates technical roles during the performance.
b) Takes post-show meeting minutes.
c) Must have records on hand at any show upon request.
d) Must keep personnel information on file.
e) Responsible for distributing these bylaws to all members within 10 days after revisions are approved.
f) Must have a current copy of these bylaws at any VTC function.
b) Requires a super-majority of the board to appoint.
d) Must keep complete transaction records and receipts.
e) Collects funds, distributes payments, and holds in trust any and all financial wealth belonging to the Vicarious Theatre Company.
b) Alternate may be selected from either board or Trannie members.
d) Grants and revokes Trannie status.
e) Casts Trannie performances on a monthly basis.
f) Choreographs Trannie performances.
g) Official contact and liaison between Trannie and non-Trannie VTC members and board.
b) Finds or confirms temporary replacements when necessary.
c) Official contact person in case of confusion or changes in the cast lineup.
b) Keeps track of past cast lists and member statusus.