volunteersVolunteer actors and technicians who are able to accommodate the Festival's schedule of rehearsals and performances from June 9 through August 4 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 December 7, 2014, 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 late December. However, be aware that the first production of the season will be rigorously rehearsed every day except Mondays, starting June 9, and performances are in the evenings plus 2 Sunday matinees for each show (see performance schedule for exact show dates).

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  in early June at 757-221-2683.

We appreciate the help of all volunteers!