Category Archives: Volunteer opportunities

Call for Production Volunteers – Festival 2018

Volunteer Opportunities #2 – Theatre on the Ridge
Festival 2018

Production Support

Festival 2018 is just around the corner and we’re now looking for production support. Help keep our Festival 2018 productions running smoothly during each performance by volunteering for props or wardrobe supervision, or technical operator. If you are a theatre lover and have experience backstage with either props, wardrobe, or lighting operation we have lots of dates available with several shows requiring your support!

We’re looking for:
Props Supervision
Wardrobe Supervision
Technical Operators

Props supervision: Be available before, during and after performances. Assist with keeping props organized and in place backstage, and prepare and restock live props (food) and serving containers.
Must have previous properties experience.
A commitment to an entire production is preferred but ad hoc/show by show support is also welcome. Approx. 4 hrs/day.

Performance Dates & Productions for Props Supervision:

Melville Boys
July 5/6/7/12/13/14 @7:30 pm
July 8/11 @2pm

Peter Pan
July 11/19/20/21/26/27 @ 7:30 pm
July 14/15/18/28 @2pm

The Glass Menagerie
August 1/3/4/15/17 @7:30 pm
August 11/12 @2pm

Wardrobe Supervision: Be available before, during and after performances. On hand backstage in the need of emergency costume maintenance and repairs, sort and reorganize costumes as required pre and post show.
Must have previous wardrobe and costume construction experience.
A commitment to an entire production is preferred but ad hoc/show by show support is also welcome. Approx. 4 hrs/day.

Performance Dates & Productions for Wardrobe Supervision:

Melville Boys
July 5/6/7/12/13/14 @7:30 pm
July 8/11 @2pm

Peter Pan
July 11/19/20/21/26/27 @ 7:30 pm
July 14/15/18/28 @2pm

Armstrong’s War
July 24/28/31, Aug. 2/8.9 @7:30 pm
August 4 @ 2 pm

The Glass Menagerie
August 1/3/4/15/17 @7:30 pm
August 11/12 @2pm

The Drowning Girls
August 7, 10, 11, 14, 16 @ 7:30 pm
August 8 @ 2pm

Technical Operators – Lighting: Be available before, during and after performances. Lighting board and/or spotlight operator positions available.
Previous experience preferred but an aptitude for technical equipment and computers is essential.
A commitment to an entire production is preferred. Approx. 4 hrs/day.

Performance Dates & Productions for Technical Operators – Lighting

Melville Boys – lighting board
July 5/6/7/12/13/14 @7:30 pm
July 8/11 @2pm

Peter Pan – lighting board and spotlight
July 11/19/20/21/26/27 @ 7:30 pm
July 14/15/18/28 @2pm

The Glass Menagerie – lighting board & spotlight
August 1/3/4/15/17 @7:30 pm
August 11/12 @2pm

The Drowning Girls – lighting board & spotlight
August 7, 10, 11, 14, 16 @ 7:30 pm
August 8 @ 2pm

Location: Town Hall 1873, Port Perry

Volunteers will have the opportunity to see dress rehearsals of all productions

Time commitment:
Roughly 4 hours per performance. You may sign on for as many days as you want. NOTE: high school students may use hours towards required community service contribution.

If interested in volunteering for one or more performances, please email:
info@theatre3x60.ca

Show details available at www.theatreontherridge.ca

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Volunteer with us – seeking front of house support for Festival 2018!

Volunteer Opportunities

Festival 2018 is just around the corner and we’re looking for Front of House support. Our front of house volunteers are our front line connection with our patrons on performance days and if you like to support theatre, enjoy promoting local culture and engaging with people, there are several positions available requiring as little as 3 hours of your time.

We’re looking for:

Usher – help patrons locate seats, hand out programs, assist with wheelchairs and walkers, patron safety
Concession – preparation, service and cleanup
Elevator – operation of elevator

Training is provided and volunteers will have the opportunity to attend dress rehearsals of all productions.

Location: Town Hall 1873, Port Perry

Time commitment: Roughly 3 hours per performance. You may sign on for as many days as you want. NOTE: high school students may use hours towards required community service contribution.

Performance dates:

Melville Boys
July 5/6/7/12/13/14 @7:30 pm
July 8/11 @2pm

Peter Pan
July 11/19/20/21/26/27 @ 7:30 pm
July 14/15/18/28 @2pm

Armstrong’s War
July 24/28/31
August 8/9 @ 2pm

The Glass Menagerie
August 1/3/4/15/17 @7:30 pm
August 11/12 @2pm

The Drowning Girls
August 7, 10, 11, 14, 16 @ 7:30 pm
August 8 @ 2pm

If interested in volunteering for one or more performances, please email:
info@theatre3x60.ca

Show details available at www.theatreontherridge.ca

Billet hosts wanted!

Making Room for Our Summer Company

Anyone with a spare bedroom in Port Perry is in for a treat this summer should they decide to host one of the visiting professional actors with Theatre on the Ridge for the upcoming 2018 summer season.

Our Festival has actors who will be arriving in Port Perry for an eleven-week period, June 3rd-August 19th. Our goal is to find suitable housing for our summer company members – who come from away to work in Port Perry for the summer! All that is required from a host is a private bedroom for the performer, and access to a kitchen and bathroom. Our summer company members are prepared to pay a nominal weekly living expense, if required, and will provide all of their own food.

This is what one of our past hosts has to say about the experience –

“When I heard we had young actors coming to Port Perry to act in our summer theatre season, I immediately volunteered to house them. I knew that they would bring an enthusiasm and skill to our local theatre scene, and this was an additional way for me to support the arts in our town. Most of all, I knew from my own experience and with my own children, that young people trying to make it in any arts field need lots of support in many ways. It’s rewarding to see them working so hard and laughing so much.”

We even have a quick questionnaire for prospective hosts to match you with the most suitable actor for your home.

Even if hosts cannot provide a space for the complete 11 weeks, anyone interested in hosting over a shorter time frame may still welcome. If you are interested in becoming a billeting host, please contact Carey Nicholson at info@theatre3x60.ca to discuss this opportunity more in depth.

Step Back into History and Help Us Tell The Stories of Pine Grove Cemetery!

Join us for our first playbuilding workshop on April 18, 6:30 pm at the Scugog Heritage Centre

Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is a new theatrical cemetery walk program, made possible with the support of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. Working with Paul Arculus and the Lake Scugog Historical Society, Theatre 3×60 is creating original theatrical vignettes based on unusual, and occasionally mysterious, local heritage events and people, specifically the inhabitants of Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery. These vignettes will be performed onsite this summer, as part of Theatre 3×60’s Port Perry Summer Theatre programming.

We are looking for participants for both phases of this unique community project!

In phase one, we’ll be creating the scripts based on actual historical events. We are holding playbuilding workshops and encourage anyone interested in either theatre or local history to come and take part. Previous theatre experience is not necessary and you are not required to attend all the workshops, which will be led by resident playwright Graeme Powell and artistic director, Carey Nicholson.

The first workshop session takes place on Tuesday, April 18th and will include a brief introduction to the project and the process. Workshops will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, until mid May to develop and workshop script material on each of the selected stories. The workshops are informal and creative, and are a fun opportunity to learn more about local heritage and theatrical creative process at the roots. 

The second phase will see the scripts brought to life through the direction of Theatre 3×60 company member, Michael Serres. Again, we invite anyone interested in theatre or heritage to get involved as a performer. And again, previous theatre experience is not necessary. However, a commitment to attend rehearsals as required and to be available for performances is required. Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, from late May to early July, with performances scheduled on alternating Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings through July and early August.

To sign up, ask further questions or get more details please contact project coordinator, Amy Barron (416) 627-3327, or at info@theatre3x60.ca.

Theatre and Scugog history come together in Pine Grove Plots

Theatrical cemetery walks come to Scugog this summer with the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation

Learn more at our public engagement session on March 26th

Theatre 3×60 is pleased to announce the launch of a new theatrical cemetery walk program, Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For, made possible with the support of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. Through Pine Grove Plots, Theatre 3×60 is supporting the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s commitment to enrich people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage and this initiative is helping the preservation and animation of cultural heritage.

Working with Paul Arculus and the Lake Scugog Historical Society, Theatre 3×60 will deliver an educational and interactive program to create original theatrical vignettes, based on local heritage events and people. These vignettes will be performed onsite through the summer, in Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery, as part of Theatre 3×60’s Port Perry Summer Theatre programming. Through the project, both participants and audiences will learn more of the area’s heritage and the final vignettes will be captured in a documented script, for future use by the Historical Society.

The public is encouraged to take part in the project in several ways, and are invited to an open information engagement session on Sunday March 26, 1:00 pm at the Heritage Centre and Archives. This session is the first of three phases and offers an opportunity to learn more about the project and how to become involved. The second phase focuses on the creation of the vignettes and will see participants taking part in playwriting workshops in April & May to develop the vignettes under the guidance of local playwright, Graeme Powell and Theatre 3×60 artistic director, Carey Nicholson. In the final, performance-based phase, starting in May, participants will rehearse and develop the scripts for public performances in July and August under the direction of Theatre 3×60 company member, Michael Serres. Theatre 3×60 encourages anyone interested in either theatre or local history to come and participate in any of the three phases. Previous theatre experience is not necessary.

The open public information session takes place Sunday, March 26, 1:00 pm at the Heritage Centre and Archives, second floor of the Scugog arena, 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry. For further questions or more details please contact project coordinator, Amy Barron (416) 627-3327 or by email at info@theatre3x60.ca.