CAP provides students with opportunities to participate in the operation and activities of the University of Toronto's Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies. This participation is part of the curriculum and allows the CDTPS and its students to organize a wide range of events and activities to complement the basic curriculum as well as to support curricular activities, events, and performances.
CAP hours also expose students to skills and services that expand their experience within theatre processes and methods and build a strong sense of community. Typical CAP hours include helping with our productions, assisting in their publicity of CDTPS productions and activities, and improving and maintaining the Centre’s facilities and equipment.
Current CAP Calls
|Date||Category||Time||Length of CAP call||Location||Supervisor||Description & Tasks||Number of CAP calls available|
|Friday, October 19, 2018||Event support||
|1.5 or 2 hours, depending||Robert Gill Theatre Lobby||Julie Phillips||Set up for the CDTPS International Performance Series presents Annie Dorsen reception||2|
|Friday, October 19, 2018||Event support||2:30-5:30pm||3 hours||Robert Gill Theatre||Julie Phillips||Help out with Front of House for the CDTPS International Performance presents Series Annie Dorsen event||3|
|Saturday, October 20, 2018||Workshop support||10am-2pm||4 hours||Leonard Common Room (LCR)||Seika Boye||Help out with the Fly Lady Di workshop. Duties: set up/strike of space, posting signs with directions to LCR, set up sound, prepare space (sweep, clear furniture), be on stand-by if needs arise.||1-2|
|Friday, October 26, 2018||Event support||2-6pm||4 hours||Robert Gill Theatre||Julie Phillips||Help out with the CDTPS Undergraduate Awards||3|
|Monday, October 29, 2018||Theatre support||6:15-9:30pm||3.25 hours||Robert Gill Theatre Lobby & Rehearsal Room||TBC||
|Tuesday, October 30, 2018||Theatre support||3:15pm-6:30pm||3.25 hours||Robert Gill Theatre Lobby & Rehearsal Room||TBC||
|Friday, November 2, 2018||Event support||11:30am-1:30pm||2 hours||Robert Gill Theatre Lobby||Julie Phillips||Help out with the Graduate Directors' & Students Lunch||1|
|Saturday, November 3, 2018||Workshop support||TBC||TBC||TBC||Sanja Vodovnik||Help out with BondsBeyond Workshop||TBC|
|November 5-12||Residency support||Various||Various||Various||Myrto Koumarianos||Help out with Encounters: The Open Program at CDTPS (Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards)|
|Tuesday, November 6, 2018||Event support||12-4pm||4 hours||Robert Gill Theatre Lobby||Julie Phillips||Help out with the MA Graduation Lunch||2|
|Thursday, November 29, 2018 (TBC)||Event support||12-2pm or 2-4pm||2 hours||Julie Phillips||Set up for the Directors' Showcase Opening Night Reception||2 per shift|
|Thursday, November 29, 2018 (TBC)||Event support||6-10pm||4 hours||Front & Long Rooms||Julie Phillips||Help out at Directors' Showcase Opening Night Reception||4|
|Thursday, November 29, 2018 (TBC)||Event support||9-11pm||2 hours||Front & Long Rooms||Julie Phillips||Clean up at Directors' Showcase Opening Night Reception|
Who needs to do CAP?
Students enrolled in the following practical courses*:
Full Year Studio Courses (8 hours)
Please note DRM 403Y students are only required to do 4 hours in the fall semester.
Half-Year Studio Courses (4 hours)
DRM 202H1 S
DRM 228H1 F
DRM 302H1 S
DRM 328H1 F
DRM 428H1 S
Please note DRM 402H1 F students are not required to do 4 CAP hours during the fall as they have completed their hours over the summer.
*Students also enrolled in DRM254Y, DRM354Y or DRM454Y are not required to complete CAP hours. These exceptions stand as long students in these three courses maintain good academic standing and adequate participation in those courses.
Frequently Asked Questions
4 hours per semester. No student will be required to complete more than 8 hours of CAP regardless of taking more than one practical course.
4 hours of CAP must be completed per term. Failure to do so will mean a loss of up to 5% off the overall end-of-year mark.
Student Class Representative (attends 1 hour meetings) 4 per term = 4 hours
DRM200Y Audition Greet & Vocal Warm-up = 2 hours
Rehearsals for a Directors Show (DRM402H) = 4 hours
Acting in a Directors Show (DRM402H) = 4 hours
In class reader/actor for DRM202H/DRM228H/DRM302H/DRM328H/DRM428H scenes = 1 hours
Fall Campus Day Ambassador = 3-4 hours
Reading for the DRM228H/DRM328H/DRM428H Playwriting Showcases (end of term) = 2 hours
Performance/Town Hall seating set up & tear down = 1 hour
Designing show poster & online promotion for class presentations = 2 hours
Front of House for DRM402H/DRM403Y Shows = 3 - 4 hours
Postering for events (DRM402H/DRM403Y Shows) = 2 hours
Reception helper = 2 -3 hours
Swiffer the Perf and Playhouse= 1 hour
Beka Morrison will send out regular emails to students needing CAP and posting it on the Student (only) Facebook group. Beka is also available for office hours Tuesday 11am-12pm and Thursday 12-2pm in the student office.
If you are unable to attend a CAP call, please email Beka Morrison at least 24 hours in advance. If you must cancel less than 24 hours before your CAP call, find a friend to take over your CAP shift. Email Beka with their name, and the CAP call in which they are taking your place. You will not receive hours for missed CAP calls.
Please note: you may do all the required CAP hours, but if you have repeated no-shows, this information will be passed along to your studio course instructor.
An email will be sent out in November and March to remind students how many hours they’ve completed, and how many they have to fill. If you have an urgent inquiry, please email Beka Morrison.
Yes. Before your CAP call, you may receive an email reminder, but it is ultimately your responsibility to remember what you have signed up for and who your supervisor is. If you do not know where and when to meet for your call, you should contact the supervisor ahead of time for that information. Let the supervisor for the call know that you’ve arrived, and await further instruction.
Once you have finished the call make sure the supervisor signs your CAP Call Form. Within two weeks, your CAP record should be updated.
Students must pick up a blank CAP Call Form outside of the Student Office (2nd Floor of the Playhouse) before or directly after your CAP call. Fill it out, have it signed by the supervisor of the call once you finish, and then place it in the ‘CAP Completed’ folder outside the student office.
Submitting a signed and completed CAP Call Form is the only way to have your hours tracked.
Any CDTPS Faculty, TAs, staff and the Student Administrator (Leslie Durward).
Creating CAP Calls
To create a CAP call, please email Beka Morrison with the following information at least 1 week in advance:
- What is the CAP call for (event and tasks)?
- Where is the CAP call taking place?
- When is the CAP call (date and time)?
- How many hours is the call?
- Who is supervising the call (name and email)?
If you have a student volunteering for a CAP call,you must sign their CAP Call Form so there is a record of the call and their hours.
If this is an urgent or last minute call, please contact Beka Morrison so we can try to get the call out right away.
See Examples of CAP Calls above that faculty, TAs, and staff can request and supervise.
Beka Morrison Office Hours: Tuesday 11am-12pm and Thursday 12-2pm in the Student Office.