August & September Opportunities

All volunteers at Theatre Memphis receive complimentary tickets. 

Backstage Crew.....

Volunteers age 16+ welcome. It is preferable that crew members volunteer for the entire technical rehearsal and performance process.  If that is not possible, for the consistency and quality of the show, you must sign up for most of the technical rehearsals and at least half of the performances.  Applicants who can work the full schedule will be given preference. Our crew members are assigned specific duties, which they learn during a one to two-week technical rehearsal period.  They continue to fulfill those duties during the three to four-week run of the show.   To achieve the best possible show quality, we must have a crew that is well trained and consistent.  Crew assignments are a vital part of the production.  ALSO, when the final schedule is posted, we need you to stay true to the dates you have committed to.  It is VERY hard to replace you at the last minute or without notice.    All crew members  are required to:
         - Follow directions well.
         - Work independently at times.
         - Have reliable transportation

Hello, Dolly!
Irresistible and Energetic.
In 1890s New York City, the bold, brassy and enchanting widow Dolly Levi is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her “meddling” includes clients seeking assistance in love, such as the cantankerous "half-a-millionaire" Horace and a young artist who is in love with Horace's niece. Dolly's travels and scheming soon involve Horace's employees, as well as a New York milliner, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs on her own perfect match. 

Need more info? - View the complete schedule and registration information here.

 

Auditions.....

Our productions are cast by an open audition and callback process. In general, we require audition appointments for all of our productions so that we can better manage your audition experience. Each production has its own set of auditions.  Please review a show's detailed audition notice for more thorough information.

A Christmas Carol
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens Adapted for TM’s Lohrey Stage by Jason M. Spitzer Truncated "AM" Version directed by Claire Rutkauskas Full "PM" Version staged by Jeffrey W. Posson Both Versions music directed by Jeffery B. Brewer Full Version choreographed by Kathy Caradine ALL AUDITONEES, AGE 12 AND UP, WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO AUDITION. This show requires two casts: A cast for the regular evening and weekend performances (full version or PM Show) and a cast for weekday school matinee performances (truncated version or AM Show). Auditionees have the opportunity to select the cast for which they would like to be considered. Auditionees may choose to be considered for both casts. While most actors on the Theatre Memphis stage are volunteers, actors who perform in the weekday school cast of A Christmas Carol do get a small stipend. Weekday school matinee performances (truncated version) are on the Lohrey Stage. Depending on whether or not the local school system will permit field trips, there will be 10 – 26 performances, December 1 - 17, 2021 (2 performances per day at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM.) Regular performances (full version) are on the Lohrey Stage December 3 - 23, 2021 44th Annual Production A Memphis Family Holiday Tradition. Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is approached by the ghostly vision of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him of an upcoming spiritual journey. An eye-opening exploration leads to happiness and enlightenment, not to mention song, dance and holiday cheer. Based on the Charles Dickens novel.

Need more info? - A Christmas Carol AUDITION NOTICE

 

ShoWagon (paid teaching artist position)
Theatre Memphis’ ShoWagon is seeking four teaching artists to fulfill the duties of the Department of Outreach and Education’s 2021-2022 season. These are part-time, paid positions. ShoWagon is Theatre Memphis’ professional touring/teaching troupe which has performed around the MidSouth for over 30 years. As part of the Department of Outreach and Education, ShoWagon seeks to educate, entertain, empower and serve the youth, adults, and typically underrepresented audiences of the Mid South by engaging our community’s creativity and imagination through theatrical training, performances, and collaborations.

Need more info? - ShoWagon AUDITIONS

 

Ushering.....

Hello, Dolly!  Ushers
Ushers fulfill a variety of duties before the show, at intermission, and after the show.  Duties may include:

  • Greeting patrons and giving them their tickets at will call.
  • Greeting patrons and handing them a program.
  • Greeting patrons and helping them find their assigned seats.
  • Selling concessions before the show and at intermission.
  • Picking up small liter in the house after the show.

Need more info? - Theatre Memphis USHERS

 

For the following volunteer opportunities:
Volunteers must be available for a minimum of two consecutive hours of service
- Please email
Amy Salerno Hale with the volunteer position and times you are available for given day(s). 

Scenery Assistants.....

Volunteers age 15+ welcome.  Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting painted and dirty.  Wear sturdy, closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes. 
Volunteers for all projects are required to:
      - Follow directions well.
      - Work independently at times.

Hello, Dolly!  Scenery Painting
Wednesday, 8/11 - Friday, 8/13

10 AM – 5 PM (lunch break Noon – 1 PM)

The Scenery and Props Department needs volunteers to help base paint the set.  Very basic painting skills are required, like wall painting.

Lighting Assistants.....

Volunteers age 15+ welcome. (12+ for set walking when accompanied by a set walking adult.)  Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting dirty.  Wear sturdy, closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes. 
Volunteers for all projects are required to:
      - Follow directions well.
      - Work independently at times.

Hello, Dolly! Set Walking
Monday, 8/16 & Tuesday 8/17
1:30
– 5 PM
Two to three walkers will be needed for a light cue preview.  Set walkers sit, stand, and walk the set in the same areas as the actors while the director and designers view lighting cue for the show.  Please wear any other color but white or black or neon.  You may also want to bring something quiet (like a book) to occupy yourself during the downtime.

 

There are also ongoing volunteer needs with:
Scenery/Props Shop
Costume Shop
Lighting Department
Backstage Crew
Ushering

Please email Amy Salerno Hale 
if you have questions or need more information.