Starting 10/15/21, 12:00:00 am: Let the Right One In

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your patience while we transition back downtown! More information, including sign-up links will be added to this page soon. In the meantime, read on to see all the fun and important ways you can support Theatre Cedar Rapids this season:

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.  A volunteer intake form will be linked here soon!

STAGE CREW

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.

COSTUMES

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 joni.sackett@theatrecr.org for more information.

PERFORMERS

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 will be posted on TCR’s Facebook page and here on our website. Check both often for new opportunities!

USHERS

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 Audience Services Manager Olivia Lestrud at olivia.lestrud@theatrecr.org, 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 Artistic Director Angie Toomsen at angie.toomsen@theatrecr.org.

PROPS CREW

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 Artistic Director Angie Toomsen at angie.toomsen@theatrecr.org.

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 Technical Director Benjamin Lauer at ben.lauer@theatrecr.org.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Our annual Ladies Luncheon at CRCC is a beautiful and elegant event that serves as our largest fundraising event of the year. Serve on the planning committee or volunteer at this fun springtime event. For more information, contact Development Director Hannah Brewer at hannah.brewer@theatrecr.org.

More questions?  Contact info@theatrecr.org