Central to Stage 62’s success through the years are the many volunteers who help make it all happen! Just about everywhere you look at the Stage 62 you will find volunteers: actors, singers, and dancers, stage crew, carpenters and painters who build sets, costume designers and sewers, ushers — they are all volunteers.
With four major productions each season, we’ve got room for anyone who wants to be a part of our team! You are welcome to join us no matter what talents, skills or abilities you may (or may not) have. You can become a part of making the theatre experience come to life for your community neighbors.
Here are some ways you can volunteer at Stage 62:
Performers: Anyone who ever wanted to act, sing, or dance from the novice to the most seasoned actor, is welcome to audition for our productions. Watch our website for upcoming audition information to learn more about how to prepare for an audition and what to expect.
Set Construction/Painting: Volunteers help design, build, install, paint, and tear down sets. While it is helpful for volunteers in this area to have some comfort using power tools or a paint brush, we’re happy to provide on-the-job training!
Lighting: Training will be provided. We need people who are available throughout the run of a show. Some jobs can be shared with another person, and some require that you are there for every performance and throughout tech week prior to the show opening. This is a job that requires a strong commitment, and the ability to follow a script.
Props: Properties are all of the set dressings and small articles used in a production. Volunteers can either help gather props for a production or work backstage for the performance.
Costumes: Volunteers are instrumental in designing or sourcing costumes, sewing costumes, and putting finishing touches on projects. Time requirements vary with each show, but hours are flexible with your schedule.
Stage Manager/Running Crew: Each show requires many people working back stage to make everything happen on stage. From preparing the set and setting the props, coordinating special effects, and moving set pieces for each scene change, there's a lot happening back stage! Stage Managers must be prepared to attend virtually every rehearsal and performance and get the opportunity to work closely with the director. For the Run Crew, time commitment is the full run of the show plus tech week; volunteers can work every night of a production or if necessary, trade shifts with another volunteer. This requires a highly responsible person.
Ushers: This is a great way to get started volunteering and meet a lot of people. Ushers are the friendly and helpful folk who to greet the public, take tickets, help patrons find their seats, and hand out programs; some will also work the parking lot to help assure our patrons can find parking spaces! Arrival time is one hour before the performance.
Concessions: Work in our concession stand selling candy and drinks. Proceeds from the same of these items help to support our theatre. Arrival time is 45 minutes before the performance.