VOLUNTEER WITH NORTHUMBERLAND PLAYERS
Over 300 enthusiastic volunteers who work as actors, producers, directors, set designers, set builders, costume makers, stage, lighting and sound operators, etc., are proof that passion for theatre is alive and well in Northumberland.
Whether you want to be a performer or one of the long list of people who work behind the scenes to produce a show, volunteers are the first to hear of opportunities to participate in all aspects of community theatre in Northumberland.
No experience is needed! These are volunteer positions where you can explore interests outside of work, learn on the job, develop new skills, and be part of a team enjoying the opportunity to present live theatre. And you can choose how much time to commit!
It has long been the policy of Northumberland Players that all productions be cast through open auditions, with no pre-casting. Actors who have “ticked” the Actor box receive all audition notices. Directors cast the play from those who audition.
Other positions on production teams are open to all volunteers. When crew or volunteers are required, email notices are sent to everyone who has indicated interest in that area when signing up as a volunteer. You need simply respond to the email to be considered for the position. You can also contact the producer earlier in the season for more information.
Producers and directors may select the best fit for their teams and include new volunteers to learn on the job.
Complete the volunteer sign-up form below so that we have your permission to put your name, and how you would like to help, on the Volunteer List which is made available to producers. Select as many interests as you want. Each year you will be invited to update your profile, but you can update any time you receive an email, right at the very, very bottom.
Please note that volunteers over 79 years of age are not covered by the insurance of Northumberland Players.
Volunteers may work on a production team or help with the administration of the Players behind the scenes.
For more information about the responsibilities of each position on the production team and resources available see the Northumberland Players Production Handbook