Opportunities in March  & April

All volunteers at Theatre Memphis receive complimentary tickets. 

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

 

Lighting Assistants.....

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

The Man Who Came to Dinner Light Hang & Focus
Monday, April 1
10:00 AM - Noon and 1:15 PM to 5:00 PM

Two to four volunteers at a time will assist the light designer with hanging & focusing lighting instruments. Some of the work happens on the catwalks, above the house, so requires volunteers to be comfortable with heights.  If you would prefer to work from the ground level, please specify in your response

 

Scenery & Props Construction.....

The Scenery and Props Construction volunteers will help construct the set and props, offering assistance in the following areas: woodwork, welding, painting, crafts and light sewing.  Scenery & Props Construction candidates are required to:

  • Commit to a schedule that fulfills the following needs --This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity – Volunteer schedule varies with the needs of the show currently under construction.  General shop hours are Mon-Fri, 10AM- 5PM. Volunteers are only needed for a portion of this time, but must be willing to commit to regular attendance.  A per volunteer schedule will be negotiated that incorporates shop hours/needs and volunteer availability.
  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Have moderate upper body strength and follow directions well

 

Costume Assistants.....

Volunteers age 15+ welcome. Please wear clothes you feel comfortable getting dusty.  (Much of the work happens in our basement.)  Wear sturdy, closed toed, closed heeled shoes.  Volunteers are required to:
         - Follow directions well.
         - Work independently at times.
         - Have reliable transportation

Costume Stitcher
Helps construct costumes. Help needed in any of these areas:  machine sewing, hand stitching, alterations, mending, organization, occasional computer data entry.

  • This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity– Volunteer schedule varies with the needs of the show currently under construction.  General shop hours are Mon-Fri, 10AM- 5PM. Volunteers are only needed for a portion of this time.  A per volunteer schedule will be negotiated that incorporates shop hours/needs and volunteer availability.
  • Must have at least basic hand stitching and machine sewing abilities.

Costume Inventory
Helps maintain costume inventory.  Help needed in any of these areas:  laundry, inventory sorting, and organization, occasional computer data entry. 
Monday - Friday 
10:00 AM - Noon, 1 - 5 PM

 

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 possibly, 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 on last minute or without notice.    Volunteers are required to:
         - Follow directions well.
         - Work independently at times.
         - Have reliable transportation

Hairspray
All American Musical. 
It’s Baltimore in 1962 and Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to be on the The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance show.  When she wins a role on the show she becomes an overnight celebrity and meets a colorful array of characters leading to social change as Tracy campaigns for the show’s integration.All American Musical.  It’s Baltimore in 1962 and Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to be on the The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance show.  When she wins a role on the show she becomes an overnight celebrity and meets a colorful array of characters leading to social change as Tracy campaigns for the show’s integration.  View the complete schedule and registration information here.

 

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.