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VGrafLive Studio Audience Member Terms of Participation


Thanks for volunteering as a VGrafLive Studio Audience Member.  We truly appreciate your support and your willingness to play an essential part in the performance by providing that special live audience electricity and ambiance to which the performers can respond. 


EACH PERSON MUST APPLY INDIVIDUALLY. If you are selected as a volunteer Studio Audience Member (SAM) for a particular live performance from the VGrafLive (VGL) studio in Chelsea, New York City, here are key points to know and accept:


Studio seating is very limited for safety and legal reasons. You will be a part of a real performance. Please review the below information because your presence will indicate your complete acceptance of the terms of particpation.


Before the event, you will receive by email a “Studio Audience Member” notification including your date and time to appear, directions to the studio and other information.


Print and bring your SAM notification to show to our staff at the building entrance. Only named SAMs may check in.


Everyone attending must be at least 18 years old. Each SAM must present a government-issued photo ID containing date of birth as proof of age.  Please note that some events present adult topics and language.


Check-in time starts one (1) hour before an event's start-time and absolutely ends thirty (30) minutes before show start-time to allow for coat-check, seating and a pre-event briefing. No one will be allowed entry to the building after that time.  Entry will only be given to SAM notification holders.  The exact time window to arrive will be found on your SAM notification.


There is no smoking allowed anywhere in the building.  You are always to go directly from the building entrance to and from the VGrafLive studio.  Please maintain courteous respect for the other residents of the building and for the property itself.


You should carefully follow all the directions of the staff, especially in regard to safety matters.  After the pre-show briefing, to minimize disruption, you must stay in the studio as you are directed for the entire duration of the event.  


One thing you won't be directed to do is to applaud, cheer, cry or laugh. That has to be real from you.


Note that there may be no break or only a short break during the actual event.  Please also note that there is only a single unisex bathroom.  Do arrive early and be prepared.


You will be notified in advance of the approximate duration of the event, usually no more than about two hours.   


Sometimes audience members will be seen in the transmission of the webcast and its recording.  By accepting an invitation as a Studio Audience Member, you are thereby giving unlimited permission to VgrafLive to transmit and use your image and/or sound in any manner at VGL’s sole discretion. 


In no case is photography or recording of the event in any manner by a SAM permitted.


SAM invitations/notifications cannot be transferred in any way to another person without the explicit written permission of VGL. Any invitation may be revoked at any time at the discretion of show personnel.


This is a private venue and event; entry and attendance is solely at the discretion of the VGL personnel. There is no charge by VGL for entry but your support with donations to organizations who perform here will be greatly appreciated.


Thank you for your interest and support.



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