OBJECTIVE

Make the 530 Studios, Pelham, NY, as safe as possible, while adhering to CDC guidelines, to ensure the health and well-being of our students, performers, patrons and community.  This will involve limiting the number of students/staff /patrons in the Studio, adjustments to scheduling and the inclusion of some outdoor space.

SOOP Acting Company:

  • At this time, ALL Acting Company professional productions are postponed until January, 2021

Voice/Piano Lessons:

  • ALL voice/piano lessons will remain virtual until January, 2021 at the earliest (1st trimester)

Workshops/Classes:

  • ALL teachers/staff will be tested for Covid before start of employment
  • Regular cleaning/disinfecting of premises before and after each class
  • Class sizes limited to 10 students, masks required while indoors
  • Outdoor check-in (7th) for all students (temperature checks/hand sanitizer/masks/etc)
  • No parents/caregivers allowed indoors, drop-off/pick-up outside only
  • Performance space increased by an additional 8’ x 14’ for a total stage space of 26’ x 14’
  • Social distancing practiced at all times
  • Handwashing and sanitizing practiced at all times
  • Props/costumes kept to a minimum, self-provided when possible and NOT shared
  • ALL industrial windows and rear garage door will be kept open while students/staff are in house to ensure constant air flow (see images)
  • ALL additional studio spaces will be open to ensure distancing while not working OR for break-out sessions for small group work
  • Final presentations will include masks and will be limited to parents/caregivers ONLY and at the discretion of the SOOP management
  • SOOP will be monitoring the current pandemic closely and will plan to move to a virtual model should it become necessary.

Mainstage Production (High School / College):

  • This year’s production will be HEATHERS: High School Edition
  • This will involve an indoor and outdoor element. All indoor/outdoor rehearsals will take place at the 530 Studios (see When Indoors below)
  • ALL directorial staff will be tested for Covid before start of employment
  • Cast size will be limited to 15-20, with a maximum of two casts (possible College aged cast) rehearsing back to back
  • Props / will be cleaned, assigned and NOT shared
  • Costumes / in an effort to have as little contact as possible with additional staff, costumes will be contemporary street clothes and self-provided, whenever possible – we will suggest ideas and ask you to put together that look. Anything that is a specialty piece/needs to be purchased, we will provide or reimburse you for purchase and collect the costume at the end
  • Personal microphones will be assigned for each performance and cleaned after each use
  • The final week of tech and performances will happen at the Sanborn Map building (see When Outdoors below) parking lot on an outdoor stage provided by SOOP.
  • Production will be professionally recorded and streamed at a later date to a paying audience

Mainstage Production – WHEN INDOORS (530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham):

  • Masks required at all times, with the exception of one-on-one or small group vocal work with a Musical Director in the garage “indoor/outdoor” space (Cast in the open doorway, MD/staff still wearing one)
  • ALL industrial windows and rear garage door will be kept open while cast/staff are in house to ensure constant air flow
  • ALL additional studio spaces will be open to ensure distancing while not working OR for break-out sessions for one-on-one/small group work
  • Outdoor check-in (7th) for all cast members (temperature checks/hand sanitizer/masks/etc)
  • No parents/caregivers allowed indoors, drop-off/pick-up outside only
  • Regular cleaning/disinfecting of premises before and after each rehearsal
  • Performance space increased by an additional 8’ x 14’, for a total stage space of 26’ x 14’
  • Social distancing practiced at all times, to the best of our ability
  • Handwashing and sanitizing practiced at all times

Mainstage Production – WHEN OUTDOORS (Sanborn Map Building parking lot, 629 Fifth Ave, Pelham):

  • All cast members will check-in at company table (temperature checks/hand sanitizer/etc)
  • Masks will not be required but strongly encouraged and provided if needed
  • SOOP will create a stage space with risers, tent coverings, lights and sound
  • Bathroom / SOOP may provide a portosan on SM property OR break during rehearsal and walk back to Studio for bathroom use (2 minute walk) – TBD
  • Final shows will be recorded and performed WITHOUT masks and safely distanced.
  • During rehearsals / performances, no additional seating will be provided (other than set pieces) – cast members are encouraged to bring their own folding stool/chair for this purpose
Larger stage
New larger stage 26′ x 14′
Indoor seating removed to accommodate larger stage
Indoor seating removed to accommodate larger stage
Open garage – indoor/outdoor space
Large open windows at 530 Fifth Ave
Large open windows at The 530 Studios