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Theatre Lawrence hosts volunteer fair

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Theatre Lawrence announced today that they plan to host a volunteer service fair, beginning at 5:30pm, Thursday, May 27, at the theater in Lawrence, KS where attendees will view a brief presentation followed by breakout tables for further information, a Theatre Lawrence spokesman said.

Theatre Lawrence’s Volunteer Fair, includes a brief presentation at 5:30, followed by breakout tables that provide information on different areas of interest throughout the Theatre. Participants will be able to learn a little bit about the various positions, and the time commitments needed for each area. Participants will gain a greater understanding of training in any given area and how it can fit into their schedules. The hour will conclude with a Sneak Peak Backstage and a tour of the building for newcomers, Steve Fendt, volunteer coordinator, said.

Theatre areas of volunteering that will be covered, requiring varying levels of skill sets include:

  • Assistant Directors and Stage Managers
  • Follow spot operators
  • Light Board operators
  • Sound Board operators Makeup and Hair crew

Show running crews:

  • Front of House volunteers
  • Box Office and ticketing attendants
  • Lead Usher
  • Ushers
  • Concessions/ Refreshment volunteers
  • Scene shop Volunteers
  • Set Painting
  • Set construction
  • Props Coordinators
  • Costume Construction and organization

Miscellaneous

  • Gardeners
  • Fundraising and party planners
  • Youth Education Volunteers

Detailed information for most positions is available for those interested, Fendt said. He encourages all interested to plan to attend and to contact him if they need more information prior to the Volunteer Fair. For information contact Steve Fendt, Volunteer Coordinator by phone or or the theatre box office. Call: 785-843-SHOW (7469) ext 211 during box office hours, 11:30-4:30 M-F, or visit the website: www.theatrelawrence.com

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