So you want to volunteer at the Village Players?
Our volunteers are a valued part of the theatre experience we provide for the community; we couldn’t put on 5 shows each season without them. Our volunteers do everything needed to get a show on its feet.
Having our own premises in the heart of Bloor West Village is a big advantage. We rehearse, build, paint, sew, and create props all in the same space. It also means that if you are in the neighbourhood, and feel like dropping in some evening during the season, there’s a good chance there will be something going on you can get involved with! The Runnymede subway station is less than a block away, there’s a supermarket, library and LCBO within our block and, at last count, 15 places to sit down for a coffee, a drink, a snack or fine dining within a two-block radius.
Enthusiasm, a love of theatre and a desire to use your skills in a common project (and learn new ones) is all it takes to be a member of Village Players. We have no membership fee.
Volunteer work can be divided into pre- and post-opening night.
♦ Pre-opening night we design the poster, the set, the paint schemes, costumes, props, lighting and sound plots. Once we start rehearsals, we need stage managers, props people to corral all the props used, sewing people, and set builders and painters.
♦ Post-opening night, for each performance, we need people to take tickets and hand out programs, take phone messages, help out at the Box Office, help out with lighting and sound operation, be assistant stage managers (cueing actors and moving set pieces, props, and furniture), and work as stage managers “calling” the show.
You can give as much or as little of your time as you can – we are very grateful for any contribution.
҉ If you’ve always been interested and involved with theatre, we would love to see you at the VP doing what you love to do.
҉ If you have been curious about theatre and didn’t know where to start, we will get you started and train you in any area of interest to you.
We do community theatre because we love it and it feeds our creativity in so many ways! We hope you will join us and have some fun along with us!
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