The limited rehearsal period for a Play Reading must be used effectively. Technical elements such as lighting and sound cues should be limited. Actors need a one-hour break at minimum between the end of rehearsal and the start of the Reading. Taking a break is not optional—it is essential.
If the director is using light or sound, time must be allotted to incorporate these elements with the actors either during the stop-and-go or after the rehearsal and before the break. If time allows, cues that were set in the stop-and-go can be reviewed.
Before the Break