Actors Associates is a self-supporting fellowship of theatre lovers in service to Actors Theatre of Louisville. While serving Actors, the Associates enrich their own theatre experience, enhance their personal development, and contribute to the continuing success of Actors Theatre.
An exciting array of volunteer opportunities awaits you through membership in Actors Associates. The organization provides two kinds of opportunities: activities for personal enrichment and various chances to support Actors Theatre. The women and men of this dynamic organization lend their time and talent in outstanding support of the theatre. Daytime and evening opportunities exist in the areas of Service, Fundraising, Hospitality and Communication.
If you feel that Actors Associates is the organization for you and that you could contribute to its mission, contact Allison Hammons at 502.584.1265.
The best way to get involved with Actors Associates is to attend one of our monthly meetings held at Actors Theatre on the second Monday of each month, August through April at 5:00 pm. A light dinner is available for $8.00. These meetings include lively presentations on various aspects of theatre production and management, a chance to socialize and get updates of current Actors Associates opportunities. Meetings are held in the Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby at Actors Theatre, 316 West Main St.
Meetings for the 2016-2017 Season are on the following dates:
We have all kinds of volunteer opportunities for you!
Be the first to meet and greet visiting actors, directors or other personnel at the airport. Provide transportation to accommodate shopping and other needs of guest artists or provide other transportation and assistance while they are in Louisville. If you have a flexible schedule and a car that holds lots of luggage, then this is the job for you!
Professional training company Support
Offer support and hospitality to the talented young actors and interns who are in residence for a full season of professional training with Actors Theatre. Activities include providing meals and transportation, hosting receptions after performances and other social events.
Ushers for Student Matinees
Student matinees expand on learning experiences of middle and high school students begun in the classroom and expand the minds of children who may normally not have access to the performing arts. This committee provides volunteer ushers for this effort. Be part of the rewarding events while enjoying great theatre.
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Gift shops and Bookstore
Assist in lobby stores throughout the season to raise funds to support the Associates’ services for the theatre. Volunteers sign up for a 3-hour shift to sell ActorsWear and a variety of other seasonal items.
Join one of our Matinee Meals teams and feed our cast and crew on days when performance schedules leave less than two hours between shows. Not always available? Become a Meal Mate—an individual who is willing to occasionally assist with matinee meals and crew feedings, but who is not able to have a permanent team assignment.
Assist in creating, producing and distributing the Associates newsletter. Committee members are needed to help develop ideas for newsletter content, write articles and give assistance to the newsletter editor. Writing not your thing? How about photography? We need photographs of our activities for publication and for the Associates archives.
Provide opportunities for Associates members to learn more about Actors Theatre, the plays it produces and its staff. This committee conducts play discussion groups for several plays during the season. Members assist in choosing the plays for discussion as well as selecting facilitators, scheduling a place for the discussions and making arrangements for refreshments.
Dates for the 2016-2017 Season:
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00-7:45 p.m. – Post-play discussion of The 39 Steps and Macbeth and a preview of Detroit ’67
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:00-7:45 p.m. – Post-play discussion of Detroit ’67 and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and a preview of Circle Mirror Transformation
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00-8:15 p.m. – Post-play discussion of plays from the 2017 Humana Festival of New American Plays
- All discussions take place at Actors theatre, 316 West Main Street, in the Victor Jory Theatre.
- Light refreshments are provided beginning at 5:45 pm
- All discussion are facilitated by Frank Ward, Trinity High School and members of the Actors Theatre Literary Department.
- Complimentary parking is provided in the Actors garage when you tell the attendant that you are attending the play discussion.