*Updated August 2012!
C. Rehearsal Times: The current HTAC production may not hold a rehearsal during the time of the HTAC meeting up until the production moves into the theater. The director may not forbid any cast member from attending an HTAC meeting. It is up to the discretion of the technical director whether or not there is a rehearsal on move-in day.D. Budget Receipts: Any receipt of purchase for an HTAC production (1) must be signed and dated by the production staff member in charge of that budget (for example “House”, “Tech”, etc.) and the Treasurer and (2) must be handed in to the Treasurer one week following purchase or at the discretion of the Budget Coordinator, or that staff member will not be refunded for that purchase.
E. Budget Extensions: Only the head of budget may present a budget extension to the coordinator board. In extenuating circumstances the director of the show must present the extension. When presenting an extension, a budget report of everything purchased thus far in that particular budget must be presented.
F. Additions to the Production Staff: Any desired additions to the production staff after the show has been passed must be approved by the coordinator board via coordinator vote.
Article VI: Meeting Stipulations
A. Violations: A violation shall consist of any failure to follow the Harrington Theatre Arts Company constitution and bylaws, University of Delaware codes, or specific guidelines set forth by the Coordinator Board.
i. The Coordinator Board will vote as to whether an action constitutes a violation, not including Coordinators accused, if any. A simple majority will carry.
ii. Any act of review will be announced to the general membership.
B. Impeachment: All violations deemed worthy of removal from the Coordinator Board by the Coordinator Board or general membership will be voted on by the general membership of Harrington Theatre Arts Company.
i. Impeachment procedures will occur before the general membership. Both sides will have the opportunity to provide witnesses and evidence. The Vice President will act as the Prosecution. If the Vice President is accused, the President will act as Prosecution and so on down the gavel order.
ii. A motion to remove from office shall require a two-thirds majority of voting members to carry.
C. Board Prerogative and Procedures for General Members: The Coordinator Board will determine whether all other violations will be heard and voted on by the general membership.
i. In all cases adjudicated solely by the Coordinator Board, the general membership will be made aware of the violation, parties involved, and disciplinary actions taken in a timely manner.
ii. Parties will receive an opportunity to present a case to the Coordinator Board or the general membership if accused of a violation.
iii. A simple majority will be necessary for disciplinary actions to carry in non-removal worthy violations.
D. Non-Removal Procedures for Coordinators: Any violation involving a Coordinator will be brought immediately to the general membership. Coordinators will always be representing themselves as Coordinators when in a Harrington Theatre Arts Company setting.
i. A Coordinator accused of a violation will be immediately tried by the general membership. At the next Coordinator meeting a series of three disciplinary actions will be made, one of which being ‘No Punishment’. This meeting will be open to the general members to participate. At the general meeting following, the disciplinary action will be voted on by major vote.
E. General Member Disciplinary Procedures: Proposed disciplinary actions to be taken will be voted on by the Coordinator Board.
i. A simple majority of Coordinators voting will be necessary to pass disciplinary actions to be taken.
F. Tie-Breakers: If ever there is an event of a tie in any Coordinator voting on disciplinary matters, then the vote will be passed to the general membership. If there is ever a tie in a general membership vote concerning disciplinary actions, then the President will cast the deciding vote.
i. Section F will have no bearing on Impeachment Hearings, as they require a two-thirds majority.
ii. In the event the President stands accused, the Vice-President will cast the deciding vote, and so on down the gavel order.
G. Denial of Voting Rights: Disciplinary actions may deprive any member of the right to vote, but it must be conditioned and precise to the votes to which they will be denied. The purpose of differentiating between fields of voting is to create levels of severity in disciplinary actions.
H. A Coordinator may not be deprived of their right to vote in Coordinator voting or denied the right to run for re-election. These actions will consist of a motion to remove (refer to Section B).
Article VIII: The Harrington Theatre Arts Company Office
A. All coordinators are responsible for the upkeep of the HTAC office.
B. All of HTAC’s musical equipment will be kept in the office.
C. Nothing is permitted to be left in the office unless previously approved of by the coordinator board.
Article IX: WorkshopsA. A workshop should be an educational project in which HTAC members work together to improve upon some set of theatre-related skills.