We need everyone involved to put on the amazing shows that we are known for. Therefore, Drama Club has some volunteerism requirements:
This year the Drama Club has many volunteer Chairperson opportunities to fill. Please take the time to read through the descriptions of each job and consider signing up to help us with your time and talent.
Open Chairperson Positions
Set Decoration Chairperson - We need someone with an artistic flair who can work with the directors in creating a vision for what the stage looks like, then organizing a committee of people to come in and paint and build the stage and sets. Clearances are not required.
Parent Coordinators: Parents with clearances are asked to sign up for at least one slot as a parent coordinator. We are in GREAT NEED of parents to cover every rehearsal – Safe Environment policies now dictate that there needs to be two adults at every rehearsal or we cannot hold a rehearsal. We need parents to help supervise the kids during their rehearsals, so in between scenes they are looked after and during pick-up they are watched to make sure everyone goes home safely. We also need these parent coordinators to help backstage for dress rehearsals and the nights of the show. All parents should sign up for at least one night of the show to help with the kids backstage. Clearances required.
Ticket Sales: Helping to sell tickets on the "Pre-Sale" night for parents of kids in the play, as well as selling tickets at the door the days of the shows. We also ask that these volunteers help straighten chairs and sweep up after each show. Clearances not required.
Costumes: If you can sew- great! If you can't- also great! This committee needs help creating the many costumes our actors wear for the show. Many of them are hand-sewn, so seamstresses are in demand, but there also are a lot of things needed to buy or borrow and if you can shop for deals the costume committee needs you! This committee also helps fit the kids in the costumes, get them dressed for each show and dress rehearsal, and keep the costumes organized. Clearances not required.
Program Book: This committee is in charge of selling ads to parents and local businesses for the program book. This important committee raises much of the money needed to put on the play each year, so if you have contacts in the area we need you! Clearances not required.
Set Construction: This is a group of volunteers, (typically dads, but anyone is welcome!), who help build the stage extension and also dismantle it after the show. The stage is usually built on a weekend morning or evening, and it is taken down as soon as the Sunday show is over. Bring your tools if you have them! This group also hangs curtains around the perimeter of the gym the week before the show, and takes them down after the show. Clearances not required.
Stage Managers/Crew: This is a group of volunteers that help lift and carry the big and heavy things behind the scenes during the show. They need to be present for at least a few of the last rehearsals so they can learn the show, and then also be available to work during the show to help move the scenery. Clearances required.
Kitchen/Cast Party: This committee is responsible for selling the food and drinks before the show and during intermissions. They are also responsible for helping to plan and buy items needed for the cast party, setting up the cast party, and cleaning up after the cast party. Clearances not required.
Props: Help to gather and buy various items to be used on stage, and then helping the weekend of the production in organizing and making sure the props are where they need to be for the actors. Clearances required.
Set Decoration: Helping to paint and build the scenery and stage decorations. Typically most painting can be done in a couple of nights. Anyone with experience building things is also a plus! Clearances not required.