6. Either party may terminate this contract at any time on or after the date of the first public performance of the play by giving the other party two weeks' written notice.

Termination By Closing Of Play And Season

7. (a) If the play runs four weeks or less, the Manager may close the play and company without notice, and terminate the right of the Actor to further compensation, provided he has paid the Actor for all services rendered from the date of first public performance, and in no event less than two weeks' salary.

(b) If the play shall run more than four weeks, the Manager shall give one week's notice of the closing of the season of the play and company, and thereby terminate the right of the Actor to compensation except for services performed to the date of closing.

Lost Rehearsals

8. If the Manager is prevented from giving rehearsals because of fire, accident, riot, strikes, illness of star, or prominent member of the cast, Act of God, public enemy or any other cause which could not reasonably be antic ipated or prevented, then, the time so lost shall not be counted as part of the four weeks' rehearsal period herein provided. When said time so lost shall exceed two weeks, the Actor shall be free if he so elects.


9. (a) The Actor shall furnish and pay for such clothes as are customarily worn by civilians of the present day in this country, together with wigs, boots, and shoes necessarily appurtenant thereto. All other clothes, wigs, shoes, costumes and appurtenances and all "properties " to be furnished by the Manager.

(b) If the Actor be a woman, then the following clause supersedes (a):

In both dramatic and musical companies all artists' gowns, hats and all "properties " shall be furnished by the Manager. Footwear and wigs for modern plays to be furnished by the Actress.

(c) All costumes, wigs, shoes and stockings shall be furnished the chorus by the Manager.

(d) It is understood that in every case where the Manager furnished costumes and appurtenances under this paragraph of the agreement, if notice of cancellation of this contract be given by such Actor, in that event he or she shall reimburse the Manager for the necessary and reasonable expense to which he may be put in altering or rearranging such costumes for his or her successor.

Number Of Performances

10. (a) Eight performances shall constitute a week's work. A sum equal to one-eighth of the weekly salary shall be paid for each performance over eight in each week. (b) Salaries shall be paid on Saturday night.


11. The Manager hereby agrees to pay for transportation of the Actor when required to travel, including transportation from New York City to the opening point, and back to New York City from the closing point. The Manager, also, agrees to pay the cost of all transportation of the Actor's personal baggage up to two hundred pounds weight.

12. (a) If this contract is cancelled by the Manager, he agrees to pay the railroad fare of the Actor back to New York City.

(b) If this contract is cancelled by the Actor, he agrees to pay his own railroad fare back to New York City, and to reimburse the Manager for any railroad fare the Manager may have to pay for the Actor's successor up to an amount not exceeding railroad fare from New York City to the point where said successor joins the Company.

(c) If the Company is organized and its members are engaged outside of New York City, the name of such place is, unless it is otherwise stated, herein agreed to be substituted for New York in paragraphs eleven and twelve.

Lost Performances

13. The Actor shall travel with the Company by such routes as the Manager may direct, and the Actor shall not demand compensation for any performance lost through unavoidable delay in travel which prevents such performance by the Company.

14. It is further agreed if the Company cannot perform because of fire, accident, strikes, riot, Act of God, the public enemy, or for any other cause which could not be reasonably anticipated or prevented, or if the Actor cannot perform or rehearse on account of illness or any other valid reason, then the Actor shall not be entitled to any salary for the time during which said services shall not for such reason or reasons be rendered. If this illness of the Actor should continue for a period of ten days or more, the Manager may terminate the contract.


15. Beginning with the season 1920-1921, full salaries will be paid the week before Christmas and Holy Week, but during the season, 1919-1920, the Manager has the right to lay off the Company without salary for the week before Christmas and the week preceding Easter Sunday, or both weeks, if desired. In the event of such lay-off, the Manager shall not be entitled to the services of the Company unless rehearsals be made necessary by the sudden illness of the star, or of some prominent member of the Company or of change in the cast.