Here are the rules for theaterverse. Please read them.
- You must apply to be a member before you can join any of the theaterverse communities. Once you apply, a mod will add you to the main community and your team community.
- You don't have to participate in every challenge, but you are expected to participate at least once every two weeks. If you will be gone for longer than two weeks for any reason, please notify a mod, and you will keep your spot on the team. Otherwise, you will receive a warning and then be removed from the community.
- Only mods may post in theaterverse, but you are encouraged to post in both your team community and ourgreenroom, our social communtiy.
- Absolutely no bashing of members, shows, or actors. I don't care how much you hated Vanessa Hudgens as Mimi. Unless a challenge specifically asks you to review her performance, we don't want to hear it.
- Challenges will be posted three times a week: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Approximately once every two weeks, we will have a challenge that includes voting. All other challenges are scored solely on participation.
- All entries must somehow relate to live theater. This includes, but is not limited to, Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional, and international productions of plays and musicals. Trivia challenges will generally be limited to Broadway and sometimes Off-Broadway shows. Some challenges may be limited to Broadway shows or to musicals. No challenges will require you to have seen anything live.
- Unless otherwise specified, for any challenge that requires you to pick an actor, you must choose an actor for whom stage acting is a major part of their career. If they are also known for TV or movies, please try to mostly use content related to their theater careers.
- For graphics challenges, acceptable sources of photos include promotional photos from theatrical productions, photos of stage actors that are not related to TV or movies, screencaps and other media from Internet projects related to theater (such as Side by Side by Susan Blackwell, The [title of show] show, and Legally Brown: The Search for the Next Piragua Guy), and screencaps from legal recordings of live performances, such as Tony performances and legally filmed shows like Rent Filmed Live on Broadway. Any media related to TV or movies, including movie versions of plays and musicals and TV shows or movies containing stage actors, and any illegally recorded material is NOT allowed.
- This was mentioned in the last rule, but it's worth saying again. Absolutely no material should come from illegally taken photos or videos. Photos of marquees, playbills, etc. are fine, but anything taken inside the theater, including at curtain call and before the show, is not allowed. If your submission contains illegal material, it will receive no points. You can watch bootlegs on your own time, but we'd like to keep everything legal here.
- Any entry submitted with a tag banner will receive one extra point. (More information on tag banners coming later.)