We have many ways you can #BePartOfTheMagic
Stage 43 is a fun group that can make your next hobby an interesting, rewarding and creative experience... come "play" with us!
- Opening Night Reception
- Door Prize Coordinator
- Promotion Assistance
- Make-up / Hair
- Set Designer
- Set Painter
- Set Decorator
- Lighting Designer
- Sound Designer
- Props Master
- Costume Designer
- Set Builder
- Lighting Operator
- Sound Operator
- Stage Crew
- Stage Manager
Seebelow for further details!
Never been involved in a theatre production before? No worries. We welcome new members and are happy to mentor those interested in getting involved.
Volunteers may take on more than one role - e.g. sometimes the lighting designer is also the lighting operator.
If you are unable to fully commit to something, you can still volunteer. Those that take charge in these roles will benefit from occasional support when needed.
Submit the form at the bottom of this page, telling us what you are interested in doing, and we'll email you back with information about volunteer opportunities!
For insurance purposes, all cast/crew must become members. Annual membership:
- $20 Adults
- $16 Seniors (65+) / Students
- $30 Family (2 adults or 1 adult/1 youth)
Front-of House: one or more performances (BONUS - watch the show for free, as seating permits); no experience needed, just a friendly nature and willingness to interact with patrons; greet patrons, hand out door prize ballots, sell 50/50 and raffle tickets, help Executive member with prize draws.
Opening Night Reception: opening night; no experience needed; assemble trays of food for opening night reception, clean up afterwards.
Door Prize Coordinator: sourcing products/services to be given as door prizes at performances; no experience needed, but confidence in approaching local businesses is an asset.
Promotion Assistance: assists with distribution of posters and handouts.
Make-up / Hair: experience in stage make-up/hair preferred; attends some rehearsals, dress rehearsal and all performance dates OR - if done as consultation/instruction for cast (so they can do their own) - a few rehearsals.
Set Designer: experience in portable/lightweight theatre set design preferred; consults with director, liaises with set builder; designs set as required, keeping in mind budget, space and logistical limitations.
Set Painter: no experience needed; experience in paint effects an asset; painting walls and other set pieces as required.
Set Decorator: must be available load-in day and tech/dress rehearsal days; no experience needed, but experience in set decorating an asset; source appropriate décor, sometimes make/modify items, put finishing touches on set once built.
Lighting Designer: attends some rehearsals to become familiar with the show, must be available for load-in day and tech rehearsal; experience in stage lighting required; in consultation with director and theatre tech crew, design lighting for the show.
Sound Designer: attends some rehearsals to become familiar with the show; no experience needed, but a wide knowledge of music and sound recordings an asset; in consultation with director, sources and compiles all sound effects and music for the show, including pre-show and intermission music soundtracks.
Props Master: attends most or all rehearsals, tech/dress rehearsals, and performances; no experience needed, but a knowledge of potential sources an asset; crafting ability also sometimes required; attention to detail and familiarity with theatre protocol an asset; work off a list and in consultation with director/stage manager to source/gather props as needed; some props may need to be created or modified; ensure prop placement, care, repairs during performances.
Costume Designer: experience in taking measurements and sewing preferred; source costumes, sometimes sew from scratch; attends some rehearsals, as well as dress rehearsal and performance nights to assist in costume changes and make repairs as needed.
Set Builder: in addition to construction time, must attend load-in day and final performance night (to deconstruct set); experience in construction required, experience in set construction an asset; using set design plans, and in consultation with the director, construct set and set pieces.
Lighting Operator: attends some rehearsals to become familiar with the show, must be available for load-in day and attend tech/dress rehearsals and all performances; no experience needed; runs all light cues.
Sound Operator: attends some rehearsals to become familiar with the show, must be available for load-in day and attend tech/dress rehearsals and all performances; no experience needed, but familiarity with a sound board/sound system an asset; runs all sound cues.
Stage Crew: attends some rehearsals to become familiar with the show, must be available for load-in day and attend tech/dress rehearsals and all performances; no experience needed, but familiarity with theatre protocol an asset; backstage on headset, in contact with stage manager to advise them as needed; may also need to assist with prop retrieval or placement, as well as costume changes.
Stage Manager: attends auditions, all rehearsals and all performances; no experience needed, but well-suited for a highly-organized individual; acts as the director's representative, handles scheduling, runs rehearsals, updates script, stays on book for lines and blocking, during run of show is in charge and calls all cues.