The Vero Beach Theatre Guild has been around for more than 60 years because of the continued dedication of our AMAZING volunteers.
Hundreds-of-thousands of volunteer man-hours have helped make us one of the oldest and most respected community theaters on the Treasure Coast, as well as in Florida. We are always eager to welcome new faces into the Theatre Guild family, so if you are a TEAM-PLAYER, who has always wanted to help make a little theater magic, this might be the perfect place for you!
We have almost THREE DOZEN committees that our volunteers serve on, so there’s bound to be one or more that might benefit from your time and energy.
Here’s some of our most popular committees that could use you:
Our USHERS must be available to come in one hour before curtain time, meet and greet arriving audience members, show them to their seats, hand out playbills, and be a smiling presence to make the theater experience enjoyable to all.
Black and White attire is a must.
Ushers are invited to “friends and family” performances, and must be able to usher for one to two performances per show.
Our BOX OFFICE personnel must be good people-persons, as they deal with the general public, answering questions about the season and selling tickets to our shows.
Friendly phone skills, and a knowledge of computers, are a must.
As a member of the SET CONSTRUCTION team, you must be able to follow the direction of our knowledgeable technical director, observing safety precautions while utilizing a variety of power tools. Any mechanical skills and artistic abilities you possess will be put to good use, as you assist in measuring, sawing, staple-gunning, power-drilling, ladder balancing, scaffolding climbing, flat lifting, wall-papering, scenic painting, or carpentry shop clean-up.
Come spend your afternoons constructing the magic!
Ever wonder where the German newspaper, or the cut-glass decanter, or that 1950’s dial telephone comes from in a show?
The PROPS department is charged with finding all the wonderful items that the characters in a play hold or use in the course of a scene. Some of these items are found in our stocked Props rooms; many are procured through long hours scavenging at thrift and antique shops around town; and some are fabricated to suit the director’s needs: newspapers and documents are fabricated, menus are typeset, Xeroxed and hand colored, and paper-mache crafted into mouth-watering birthday cakes.
If you are good at finding interesting items needed for a show, able to turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse, good at polishing silver and brass, or just like dusting shelf after shelf of fascinating one-of-a-kind oddities, then this is the department for you.
A GENIE JUDGE must see at least ONE performance of each of the FIVE main shows in our season, and vote on a variety of categories. Your votes determine which performers, as well as show, receive GENIE awards at our end-of-season banquet.
SOUND & LIGHTING
The theater’s SOUND and LIGHTING departments are two very important areas in the overall production of a show. Without them, the audience would neither see nor hear the performers.
A calm temperament, ability to think quickly, and a technical mind-set are assets necessary in either of these areas. Knowledge of computers, the willingness to be trained by tech pros and follow their direction, and good motor skills (especially climbing ladders), can lead to becoming a team member that makes the stage come alive for our audiences.
Another creative area of theater involves the designing and building of the costumes needed to clothe the performers. Research into the time periods of our shows can be an enlightening introduction to the fashions of bygone eras.
A knowledge of fabrics is always useful, but the skill to put thread to needle and fabricate (either by hand or machine) a piece of clothing is an art, indeed. Our COSTUME SHOP team players must also be able to peruse the myriad thrift shops around town, procuring costume pieces and accessories that might be available. Sometimes costumes must be altered to fit a certain actor, and the skill to let-in or take-out a garment is valuable. Lastly, deft ironing abilities, and the repair, care and cleaning of costumes, is much sought after.
Interested? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator!
Help the theatre solicit advertisers for our playbill. You can show local businesses how they can build their share of market by supporting one of the most beloved cultural institutions in our community. We offer a targeted audience who will see each advertiser’s message prior to each show, at intermission, and when they take their playbills home. You can help our advertising sponsors reach 13,000 potential customers at the height of the season.