Community theater can only survive with the help of its many volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include:
Actors - Usually involves a cold read audition rehearsals 3 to 4 nights a week, and 2 weekends of productions. Actors are often required to supply all or part of their costumes.
Directors - Must be 21 years or older. Directors are TAC board approved. This important role is responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing the artistic vision for the specific performance in collaboration with designers (set, make-up, costume, etc). Also includes collaboration with and directing the cast. This is a large job and may also include budgeting, blocking casting, set designing, promoting, painting and cleaning.
Director's Assistant - Assisting the director with rehearsals, prompting actors with their lines, taking notes, running small sessions with director's approval and other tasks as needed.
Producer - Supervising a production (Concentrating on promotions, programs, tickets, contracts, volunteers, etc.
Box Office - Selling tickets and helping patrons. (Simple training is required)
Ushers - Take tickets, give programs, provide directions for guests and clean up after production.
Set Design - Key to any production, this position(s) is responsible for assisting the Director in presenting a vision that allows the audience to believe they are in a different place or time. May require construction of set pieces and props, painting, etc. All levels of talent are valuable in set design.
Prop/Backstage Management - Work with the Director to keep behind the scenes organized. This includes organizing and moving props, cueing actors and helping with effects.
Concessions - Selling popcorn, soda, candy, etc. to guests. (Basic math skills required)
Lighting - Using the light board during rehearsals and productions (Training Required)
Sound - Using the sound board during rehearsals and productions. (Training Required)
Costumes - Assembling and sewing costumes.
Hair - Working with actors to make sure their hair is styled for performances.
Makeup - Applying stage makeup to actors for performances.
Maintenance - Small jobs that help keep the theater running. (Cleaning, changing lights, decorating, etc.)
~As volunteer positions are required, they will be made available here and/or will be in a call out on the Ruffin Facebook page ~
Tipton Arts Council is a nonprofit organization. Students/Individuals that need volunteer hours are encouraged to contact the Tipton Arts Council.