Backstage

Ongoing Needs

While the membership is our core, the Peterborough Theatre Guild runs on the power of our volunteers. The cost of a Guild ticket is about the same as the service charge on a theatre ticket in Toronto. We seek out no government grants for our productions and still put on eight plays a year in our own facility. Volunteers make this all possible. While the audience sees perhaps half a dozen actors on stage, it takes a team of up to 100 people to make a show happen. Some work for one evening, some throughout the entire planning, developing and performing of a play. Others serve year-round on our Board, Executive and other committees.

We are always looking for people to fill the following roles (for those new to theatre, we have skilled and talented people who can train you in all these areas):

  • box office (processing ticket orders & passing out tickets)
  • ushers
  • set building
  • set painting
  • props (both in play planning and backstage during the play)
  • technical (running sound and lighting)
  • stage make-up (experience with make-up helps)
  • production assistant
  • costumes (sewing experience needed)
  • dressers (helping actors with their costumes during performances)
  • general stage hands

Those with more experience can assist with:

  • Stage managing
  • Producing
  • Directing
  • Set Design
  • Costume Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Sound Design

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