Performer Guidlines

  • Performers/actors/dancers are restricted from locating in the Edison Theatre house when not on stage during rehearsals.
  • No food or beverages are allowed on the Edison Theatre stage or in the house at any time. Those items may be enjoyed in the green room, in the gallery area outside the end of the hallway or in the dressing rooms. To avoid additional cleaning charges, everyone is expected to deposit their own trash in one of the backstage cans.
  • The burning of candles or incense is prohibited in Mallinckrodt Center.
  • Washington University is a smoke-free campus. No smoking is permitted inside or outside its buildings.
  • The sale, distribution or presence of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
  • It is strongly recommended that no valuables of any kind be left unattended in the dressing rooms, Green Room or backstage hallway. Valuables should be left at home, in your car or placed in the care of an assistant stage manager of your choosing.
  • All make-up application is restricted to the dressing room areas. Make-up or other damage to the Green Room furniture or other equipment will be charged to renting organization.
  • Regarding movement between the stage and front of house: For safety reasons, under no circumstances are audience members allowed access past the proscenium post-performance. Patrons wishing to meet the performers should be directed to the Green Room door in Schoenberg Gallery. Performers may not exit the theater from backstage through the house.
  • The backstage area of Edison Theatre is a shared space. Company managers are expected to assist in enforcing appropriate sound levels of the cast and crew to prevent disruption of other events occurring in Mallinckrodt Center.