There are 101 ways you can help with the Play, and the Empty Gallery and a vast range of jobs and tasks to volunteer for, including serving on the Steering Committee or the Research and Script Development Team, Costume and Set Design, Making your own exhibition, Marketing, Box Office, Stage Management, Performing, Singing & Music, Prop & Costume Making or Building Stages. Not only that but there are a range of exciting project throughout 2016 and 2017 like the Exhibitions in a Suitcase. Look below and browse the website to see what grabs your interest, and maybe try something you've never done before. Then fill in the Volunteer Form it doesn't commit you it simple expresses interest. To see an update of what's coming up go click on News & Events here or in the menu bar.
SOME OF THE THINGS YOU CAN VOLUNTEER FOR
This is not an exhaustive list but I hope it gives you some ideas and then Fill in the Volunteer Form Here
Join the team that manages and monitors everything that happens with this ambitious project. We want people of all ages to represent the community.
SCRIPT RESEARCH TEAM
Are you interested in contributing to the play script, we need people who are interested in any of the following - local history, contemporary issues, research, writing, theatre workshops, interviewing, learning skills to lead, community soundings, reminiscence workshops, drama searches, people who simply love their community and want to celebrate it.
We need people to run a newsletter, keep a web site up to date, and prepare a marketing campaign to sell the idea of the community play to participants and the public. If you want to try your hand at photography, graphic design, journalism; or if you simply enjoy meeting and talking to people and are a good communicator, join the marketing team. We also need people to plan, organise and run events
EVENT & PROJECT ORGANISERS & HELPERS
To help with one off events, anything from helping organise events to making coffee, setting up or making.
THE EMPTY GALLERY SUITCASE EXHIBITION
There are so many activities involved in this part of the project involving almost all the other listed tasks for the pay but making an exhibition of suitcases - making, doing recorded interviews, gallery curators, character guides, storytelling, marketing. More...
There will be workshops to help you. The rehearsals run for three months leading up to production. There will be no more than two evening rehearsals of about two hours a week and some Sunday afternoons - unless you accept a very large part.
you will get specialist musical direction on original music. An interest in singing should be enough impetus to join the play. Let us know if you play any instruments and the grades you reached where appropriate.
COSTUME & PROP MAKING
Costume makers with any level of skill or varying amounts of free time are needed. You can help make something simple to learn new skills or make a complete and complex costume - there’s also dying, cutting, laundering and pressing. The play will call for ambitious and imaginative designs. There are all kinds of making opportunities from masks to fifteen-foot puppets and large structural mobile images. We are also looking for good scroungers, carpenters, mechanics, artists etc
Be part of the stage management team and help run the show and manipulate the large props. Help with lighting, stage building, rigging, sound or front of house.
Help with the box-office on a rota system or with telephoning, computer and typing tasks. There is a range of administrative tasks connected with the projects co-ordination and play office management
Baby sitting to help young couples who want to be in the play or help run the crèche during the large general rehearsals or be a guardian for the children during the play performances. Please offer help however limited your time.
If you have any qualification in first aid and can be available for performances or large rehearsals
There are times when we need to pure muscle to help with the heavier moving and loading especially with stage building.
If you have a car and could help the elderly or disabled get rehearsals or shows. The loan of a lorry or van and drivers would be invaluable.
Long-term (3 months) or short term, free or cheap accommodation for the production team and project visitors. Meet interesting people. Perhaps you could act as a host at a reception during performances.