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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact volunteer@livearts.org to sign up for opportunities listed below.

New to Live Arts? Fill out this form to let us know you're interested in volunteering.

Auditions: December 3-4

Get on stage this season in CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY, a touching memory play about a Black family in Brooklyn in 1950.

Written by Lynn Nottage, directed by Ti Ames.

Teen Opportunity: Mentor/Apprentice Program

This unique, hands-on experience matches teen apprentices with experience designers, stage managers, and directors throughout production of a Live Arts show. This year, our Mentor/Apprentice show is CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by Lynn Nottage, directed by Education Director Ti Ames!

Interest Meeting:
Monday, November 28 at 5:30pm

Learn more about the Mentor/Apprentice Program here.

Upcoming Set Builds

Builds are starting for THE RIVER by Jez Butterworth! All are welcome—just remember to wear work clothes and closed-toe shoes. A meal will be provided.

Tuesday, December 13 (6-10pm)
Saturday, December 17 (10am-4pm)

Tuesday, December 20 (6-10pm)
Tuesday, December 27 (6-10pm)
Tuesday, January 3 (6-10pm)
Saturday, January 7 (10am-4pm)
Tuesday, January 10 (6-10pm)
Saturday, January 14 (10am-4pm)

Questions? Email kathleel@livearts.org for more information.

WATERWORKS Festival Volunteers & Staff

Now seeking festival volunteers and staff for our inaugural WATERWORKS festival (new works on Water Street)!

Roles Include:
Script Readers
Tech Staff
Stage Management
Ushers/Venue Volunteers
Special Event Volunteers
Marketing & Administrative Volunteers

...and more!! Email kathleel@livearts.org for more information and to let us know YOU want to be a part of WATERWORKS.

Soundboard Operator Needed for THE RIVER

Run the soundboard for THE RIVER, a haunting, lyrical, and mysteriously thrilling play coming up in the Founders Theater. Board operators must be available for tech and performances.

Work with Director Robert Chapel, Sound Designer John Holdren, Stage Manager Linda Zuby, and the rest of the fantastic team behind the Virginia premiere of THE RIVER!

Tech Week: January 14-19, 2023

Performances: January 20-February 11, 2023
(Wednesday-Saturday nights, Sunday afternoons)

Backstage Crew Needed for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY

Work backstage with the amazing team behind CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY, coming up in the Gibson Theater March 3-19, 2023!

Backstage duties may include helping with costume changes, organizing props, cuing actors, or serving as run crew during shows. We will work with your skills and schedule!

Board Operators Needed for BUYER & CELLAR

Run the light or sound board for BUYER & CELLAR, a hilarious solo show coming up in the Founders Theater. Double check your calendar! Board operators must be available for tech and performances.

Tech Week: April 1-6, 2023

Performances: April 7-29, 2023
(Wednesday-Saturday nights, Sunday afternoons)

Meet Our Volunteer Coordinator

Kathleel Mueller will get you signed up for an audition, help you find volunteer resources, or chat about what volunteer opportunities might be a good fit for you.

Kathleel has volunteered with Live Arts for many years as a stage manager, producer, designer, and more. She is excited to help you expand your skills and passion for theater!

If any of the volunteer opportunities listed here sound interesting to you, reach out to kathleel@livearts.org.

Get Involved

On Stage

Be in a show at Live Arts! Each year, we present a compelling season of plays, musicals, readings, and other acting opportunities. Check our audition page for upcoming casting opportunities.

Behind the Scenes

Production team opportunities include stage management, directing, dramaturgy, lighting design, sound design, wardrobe, and so much more. Interested in something in particular? Let us know!

Front of House

Help us welcome audiences into our space as an usher, house manager, or box office volunteer. Or lend a hand with concessions at the Becker Bar! The Front of House team is an essential part of the theater experience.

Fringe Team

Each year, we assemble a team to provide technical theater support for high school and college students performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. Learn more about this unforgettable experience!

Playwrights' Lab

A forum for writers of every experience level to share, read, and discuss their work. The Lab develops the work of local writers of all backgrounds in a fun, creative, supportive setting.

Readers' Circle

A monthly play-reading group that meets to enjoy and discuss great works of theater, from the famous to the obscure. If you love discovering new plays, Readers' Circle is for you. Click here to learn more!

Costume Guild

A supportive and fun group for anyone who enjoys the many facets of theatrical wardrobe! Learn new sewing skills, bring costumes to life for Live Arts productions, organize and take inventory of the extensive costume shop, and more.

Scenic Guild

Want to get your hands dirty? Interested in set design, construction, painting, and dressing? The Scene Shop is a place for anyone and everyone who enjoys teamwork, problem solving, and power tools. Check the calendar for our next build!

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