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Here at Center Stage Jackson, we're always looking for people to help out with shows. If performing isn't your thing there are several areas in which you can participate.
Set Construction - Our performers don't look nearly as good on a bare stage as they would with a nice set. As set construction crew you'll learn how sets come together from concept to reality. Help is needed with building, repairing, painting and tearing down sets after a show has finished. Experience with construction is a plus but not 100% neccessary. Power tools are used.
Lighting/Sound - Training will be provided. This a bit of a time commitment position as you need to be available for tech week and weekend and for all of the performances. You'll learn under a seasoned tech until you're comfortable running a show yourself!
Props Master - Probably one of the most fun and creative positions backstage. You'll be required to have a good working knowledge of the show. Anything that is not worn or nailed down is considered a prop. Aquiring them is the fun part. Sometimes making them is the most rewarding. You'll be required for tech week and all of the performances.
Stagehands - As a stage hand you could be asked to do a variety of things like making sure certain set peices get placed and working with the props master to ensure props are where they need to be. This is how the magic happens backstage.
Stage Manager - As stage manager you'll work closely with the director taking notes, cueing lines, making sure everything is safe and pretty much everything else. Once preview night is over the show is yours to make sure everything runs smoothly. As stage manager you act as liason between the director and everyone else. Your first time out you'll shadow a seasoned stage manager. We wouldn't send you out there without you being completely comfortable.
Tech Director - responsible for all things tech. You coordinate the lights and sound people with the set crew.
Usher - This is a great volunteer position if you don't have a lot of time to commit. Help people find a seat and pass out programs. Plus you see the show for free!