Gig&Tell: Priscilla Beach Theatre

  • PBT is family    
    06/07/2018  3:27pm

    1. Bob and Sandy are AWESOME. They care about their theatre. They are always happy to see the actors and crew. Josh is a fantastic Production manager. Real friendly and honest people. If you have questions you will get answers.

    2. Housing is packed. Housing is old. Take care of your space and be kind to your roommates. I will say I did take small issue with some of my housemates as some were a lil messy but they also never lived on their own before (understandable but still...). Communicate and deal responsibly.
    There are 3 houses that we use. Theres a central hallway then bedrooms and bedrooms behind bedrooms. So you do sometimes have to pass through another (same gender) bedroom to get out to the hall. Bunk beds make a lot of noise. Floors creak and doors bang. If you are tall, fight for getting one of the single beds, You'll sleep better as the Bunk beds are railed up..

    3. no paper contracts, and no fine print. DONT BE THROWN OFF. Your offer letter and your yes response serves as your "contract." that you provide your services as an actor in said production in exchange for your pay.

    4. They pay everyone $500 per show. Some actors did get bumps for other reasons (ongoing relationship, grandfathering a wage they were paid in a previous year). They told me the rate at my audition.

    5. Rehearsal period is generous. 3-4 weeks till opening. 4 hours per day 5 days a week-ish. Your shows will be fine but I personally felt ready to open a week before we finally took our first bow.

    6. DRY CAMPUS. No alcohol is allowed in housing.Presumably to prevent the kids from partying and causing fines from noise citations, and also because there is a day camp with kids that operates in the day time. However the adults do sometimes grab a drink after rehearsal/ show.

    7. Runs can sell out in presale. they have a great subscriber base but it does lean older (as small stock houses often do).

    8. The beach is a 5 minute walk.

    9. Groceries are 15 minutes driving. Some people have cars and people can share. there is also a company van. Nearest printer is also 15 minutes away (staples).

    10. Off-summer season shows rehearse in Boston. company provides your transportation to and from rehearsals in said van.

    11. Laundry is on site.

    Enjoy your time! Be considerate and Make good choices.