Volunteer actors and technicians who are able to accommodate the Festival's schedule of rehearsals and performances from May 29 through July 29 are welcome to join the company.
Please call 757-221-2683 to make an appointment time for an audition or an interview.
Volunteer Position Descriptions
Actors: Please call our administrative office to set up an audition time in Williamsburg on January 28, bring a photograph and resume to that auditon, and be well prepared to present a short Shakespeare monologue. Roles in our plays are cast by mid-February. However, be aware that the first production of the season will be rigorously rehearsed every day except Mondays, starting May 29, and performances are in the evenings plus 2 Sunday matinees from June 13 to July 8. The second production will begin afternoon rehearsals on June 14, working 1-6 pm every day but Monday, opening July 13, closing July 29.
Technicians (costumes, lighting, scenic construction and painting, properties, sound operation): Please call our administrative office at 757-221-2683 to set up an interview time where will explain our needs, plans, schedule and agenda of work. Generally, the company works two shifts: 10 am – 1 pm and 2-6 pm. A volunteer may elect one (or more) shifts, as available. Often, technicians who become active in preparing the shows are invited to fill vital positions in performances.
Other Volunteers: The Festival always needs numerous "front of house" volunteers to serve as ushers, assist with box office and concession sales, and help with promotional tasks. Please contact our House Manager, Rachel Arbaugh, at 757-221-2683 in late May.
We appreciate the help of all volunteers!