Some of the ways you can volunteer at TCR:
SET BUILDERS & PAINTERS
The TCR Scene Shop located on the top floor of the Cherry Building, 329 10th Ave SE is always a-buzz with activity. Our skilled technical staff supervises volunteers in building and painting TCR’s elaborate sets and props. Fill out the volunteer intake form on the “Get Involved” section of TCR’s website here to participate behind the scenes!
Work the fly lines, move scenery, pull curtains, operate special effects. There can be just as much action backstage as there is in front of the curtain during a big show. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Whether you are a beginner or highly skilled, we can find a costume project that’s perfectly suited for you. Building and maintaining costume pieces uses both sewing and non-sewing skills. Or you can work backstage on the costume crew to assist with costume changes and lots of other things! Contact email@example.com for more information.
Actors, singers, dancers…there are plenty of performance opportunities for all! With a variety of comedies, musicals, and dramas, performers of all ages and levels of experience are welcome to perform on stage at TCR. Open auditions are held throughout the year, usually about two months prior to each production. Scripts may be checked out at the box office and specific audition information can be found here. More questions about performing? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our largest single group of active volunteers (more than 250) are TCR ushers. They take tickets, hand out programs, and/or assist our patrons to their seats. To sign up, click here, contact email@example.com, or call the box office at 319-366-8591.
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS/STAGE MANAGERS
The Assistant Director (AD) works hand-in-hand with the director during the rehearsal process. ADs help with research and administrative details and assist in carrying out the production concept. Inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you like hunting for unusual items like a London newspaper or a Victorian chair, this may be perfect for you! The props master and crew are responsible for locating or making all of the items used by the actors on stage. For more info, contact email@example.com.
LIGHTING & SOUND
During performances, the light board operator runs light cues on the board and the crew works spotlights. The sound board operator runs a mixing board to control music, sound effects, and body microphones. If you’re interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From a Ladies Luncheon at CRCC to the season kickoff Curtain Raiser at the theatre, TCR does some fantastic fundraising events. Serve on a planning committee or volunteer at an event. For more information, contact email@example.com.
More questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your general volunteer opportunities inquiries.