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Volunteer


Help us Celebrate our 40th Anniversary by Volunteering!

"There are no small jobs at Theatricum.  We welcome thousands of audience members and students each year and every volunteer is important. If you smile while taking a ticket, or help someone to their seat, or repair the hem of a costume, you are shaping a memorable experience that helps ensure that people come back. That is really important to what we do."  ~ Ellen Geer, Artistic Director

This 40th Anniversary presents unique opportunities to support and celebrate our rich history and our exciting future.  Help us celebrate this milestone by joining our volunteer team!

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Your next volunteer opportunities…..

 

Free Theatricum Botanicum Open House 

When: Saturday May 4th, from 11am-5pm (volunteers needed immediately for planning/organization as well as day-of on May 4th)

Where: Theatricum Botanicum 1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd Topanga, CA  90290

What:   Help celebrate Theatricum’s 40th Anniversary with a full day of food, games, theater and fun for the whole family. Activities include guided tours with costumed characters that include the gardens, archival photo gallery, stories of Theatricum's history, and a peek at a company rehearsal; theater games such as stage combat, Elizabethan dance, fencing, juggling and more; showcases and theatrical presentations from Theatricum’s Academy teachers and students; a “Sneak Peek’ preview of the 2013 five-play Summer Repertory Season on the main stage at 3 pm, followed by comedy improv from Off The Grid; food and beverage vendors; music and fun for the whole family to enjoy; and special one day only ticket offers. Discover the spectacular outdoor venue that Sunset Magazine calls “beguiling” and Buzz Magazine named “One of the 50 Coolest Places in Los Angeles.”

Tasks: We need people who love interacting with the public as well as behind-the-scenes volunteers.  Tasks will include organizing the event, general day-of support with set up and clean up as well as manning booths, registering visitors and answering general questions.  Simple training provided day-of.

RSVP:  Please email samara@theatricum.com with your interests and availability.

 

Grounds and Pre-season Preparation

When: now - May

Where:  Theatricum Botanicum

What:  With your help, we'll enhance our beautiful gardens and the theatre in preparation for rehearsals and audiences in June.

Tasks: As the season gets underway, we still have several beautification and organization projects to complete.  Grounds jobs include gardening, weeding, watering and possible larger skilled jobs such as light carpentry and fix-it projects.  We'll also be cleaning and organizing our prop and costume shops, and our backstage areas in preparation for our repertory season rehearsals and openings.  We have a variety of needs to fit all abillites.

Who to bring:  This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, families, small groups and organizations to work together.

RSVP:  Please email samara@theatricum.com with your interests and availability.

 

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The following are just some of the other ways that volunteers can contribute in a meaningful way this season:

Special Events - Our Open House on May 4th from 11am-5pm is just of our special events designed to highlight our work at Theatricum and reach out to the community.  Other events include opening night receptions, the third annual Theatricum Boo-tanicum (Halloween festival), our Year End Gala and more.

Seamstress - If you like to sew, bring your needle and thread to Theatricum's costume shop! Share your talents and work alongside skilled professionals.

Front of House Assistance - If you enjoy talking to people from all walks of life, take tickets, rent cushions, greet audience members, hand out programs, arrange seating in the gardens and commons area, stay after and help clean up too! These are opportunities for the Main Stage Season and Family Fundays (Sundays). Training provided.

Concessions - The Hamlet Hut is a friendly stop for theatre-goers in search of snacks, beverages and merchandise. If you like lively interaction and can handle quick cash sales, we need you. Training provided.

"Dinner and a Show" Hosts and Servers - Theatricum hosts lovely garden dinners for 60 guests prior to selected performances in July, August and September. We seek someone who likes working with the public and can help set up and oversee this small but splendid operation. We also seek individuals to serve from the banquet table. Training provided.

Town Criers - If you have a few minutes to take a small stack of brochures or postcards to area businesses or to your own doctor, accountant, bank, recreation center, let us know. We have several businesses on our lists that take our print materials; it is just a matter of getting them there. If it's on your way, it makes our day.

Garden Tenders - We are always in need of help with weeding and tending the gardens and especially need people to water once a week during the hot summer months. We rotate among several people so it doesn't take a full summer commitment.

Skilled Work - Carpentry, painting and artistic skills come in handy at Theatricum, where there's alway a fix-it project in the works.  

Administrative - From time to time we need help with mailings, filing, data entry, Internet postings and a variety of office-type work.

 

It takes a village to keep a theatre going! To join our community team of volunteers, visit online at www.theatricum.com or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at samara@theatricum.com, or call  (310) 455-2322.

Please note that young people and families are encouraged to come volunteer.  If you have Communtiy Service hours that need to be met for graduation though your high school or university, we can help you fulfill those hours.  If your company or community group offers a volunteer program, please let us know and we'll reach out to them.  Thanks for your time and support!

 

 

 

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