You may request comps up to 2 hours prior to a show then you must request IN PERSON the night of. Do your best to get requests in 24 hours in advance of the show you are requesting to be safe. DO NOT ASSUME COMPS ARE AUTOMATIC PLEASE RESERVE IN ADVANCE.
All cast and band members get 2 comps per month. That can be used for anyone. They are not transferable to other members. All Catalyst cast members are comped into Catalyst Comedy Original productions, but you must be in a cast to request comps for guests. Parents/spouses/fiancé are always comped.
Example: If your fiancé is coming to a show with your parents and your brother is tagging along then you can request 3 comps for your parents and fiancé and IF you have unused comps then you can use that for your brother. IF NOT, then brother pays for a full price ticket.
If you have questions email the producer Pablo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals are mandatory. Catalyst Comedy makes every effort to respect your time and to spread rehearsals out in such a way that allows you to do other projects. There are a couple reasons where a rehearsal may be missed:
- Work - As a working artist that often means having a day-job or PT job that gives us the flexibility to do what we do. So we understand that if you have to stay late for a meeting or appointment. This also applies to PAID gigs and work. Volunteer or jumping into shows for coverage that are UNPAID are not excused. Schedule those in between sessions. Because we want you to be a working performer paid gigs are acceptable. The notice given for paid gigs or work related events must be 24 hours prior to the rehearsal you'll be missing. If the gig is scheduled within 48 hours of the said rehearsal you need to call or text your director and producer that you will be missing rehearsal for a paid job. An email may not be read in time and your absence may change the focus or status of a rehearsal entirely.
- Emergency Illness - sometimes it happens that you get sick or into an accident that prevents you from attending rehearsal. Feeling like you are catching a cold, have a headache, or some other general ailment is not the same as being bed ridden or in the hospital. Suck it up and be at rehearsal.
Catalyst Comedy uses WhenToWork.com for all of its scheduling for shows. This is where you put your availability for shows and rehearsals. The only thing you need to put on the schedule are any of your conflicts for weekends, as that is when we may schedule shows. Currently we have shows every 2nd and 4th weekend of the month, but more may be added. The assumption is if you don't have a conflict in by the first of the month then you are available to do the show. The schedule will be published about a week after for the following month's schedule. Once a schedule is published it is up to you to find coverage for shows you may not be able to do should a conflict arise. This also requires that once a schedule is published conflicts should still continually be updated so that the producers and other cast members have the most accurate information to work off of for scheduling and requesting coverage or trades.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SHOWS WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED BEFORE YOU PUT IN AVAILABILITY. YOU WON"TSEE A "CALENDAR" OF SHOWS IN W2W. YOU MUST PUT IN YOUR CONFLICTS THEN SHOWS WILL BE CAST AROUND CONFLICTS.
YOU CAN USE THE ABOVE CALENDAR AS REFERENCE FOR WHAT SHOWS ARE SCHEDULED OR PENDING.
There are two ways of putting in conflicts.
- Preferences - this tab is where you would put in your general availability using a weekly calendar or monthly calendar. You can put in your preferences including when you would like to work for sure and when you are available but would prefer not to do a show.
- Time-off - this tab is where you you would put in conflicts for rehearsals and extended absences only; things like medical leave, weddings, runs of shows. There is a space to include a comment on each Time Off Request which is required for your request to be approved.
If you are on a Catalyst production of Boston's Unscripted Musical Project, Kerplunk!, or Dirty Disney then you may submit an invoice for payment. Invoices are due by the 15th of the month every month for the previous months shows. For example you submit by February 15th for all of January's shows.
To submit an invoice DO NOT PRINT OR EMAIL an invoice to the producer anymore. Now you must submit invoices online through a Dropbox File Request link. Here is that link:
Please title your invoices clearly. The suggested format is:
Year_# of Month_Name.pdf
For example: 2017_01_DelClose.pdf
For questions regarding your specific show rate email the producer Pablo at email@example.com