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The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre

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Productions are ongoing throughout the year. The same types of jobs are available for every show. The Naples Players performs full-scale productions on two stages: Up to ten productions a year take place in the Tobye Studio which seats 95 and Blackburn Hall which seats 326. KidzAct, Youth Theatre of The Naples Players performs six productions annually.

Anyone interested in community theatre is welcome to become involved. Training or professional experiences are not required to audition and be cast in productions. Skills in carpentry, costuming, construction, are an advantage but are not required. Adult education workshops and classes are offered in performance and technical theatre skills, and we offer "on the job training." The Naples Players has an artistic staff which ensures the quality of its productions and provides the theatrical expertise necessary for guidance and mentoring.

The light board operator (LBO) is the technician who operates the lighting controls for the house and stage lights during a production.

Responsibilities: In Blackburn Hall the light board operators execute the lighting cues as called by the stage manager. An additional light board for more technically complex productions, calling for a second operator, may be located on the fly rail or in the adjacent room. In the Tobye Studio the stage manager usually takes on the additional role of light board operator because the space is too open to call audible cues. The light board operator completes a pre-show light check; may be called on to make emergency repairs to any part of the lighting system prior to a show run; initiates lighting changes; and shuts off the light board at the end of the show.

Description: Riggers operate the fly system, most frequently during musical productions.

Responsibilities: Riggers must safely, quickly, and quietly fly in or fly out drapes, legs, scenic backdrops and set pieces hung from pipes over the stage. They follow the cues as called by the stage manager. Riggers also may have pre-show and post-show responsibilities.

Description: The sound board operator is the technician who operates the sound system before, during and after each production.

Responsibilities: The sound board operator completes a pre-show check to ensure the proper functioning of speakers and other equipment, and for musicals, completes a battery check for the wireless microphones before the house is opened to the audience. The sound board operator may be positioned either in the booth (plays) or in the house (musicals). The sound board operator executes cues as called by the stage manager using various playback units. During musicals, the sound board operator mixes several microphones (including wireless), various playback units and in some circumstances, live musicians.

Description: The spotlight operator runs spotlights, generally for musical productions, positioned in either the spotlight booths of Blackburn Hall or on the catwalk of Tobye Studio.

Responsibilities: The spotlight operator completes a pre-show check to ensure the proper functioning of the equipment. During the production the spotlight operator uses the spotlight according to the plan of the lighting designer and as called by the stage manager. The equipment is turned off at the end of the performance.

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About The Naples Players at the Sugden Community Theatre


701 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102, US

Mission Statement

The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate and entertain our community through a superior theatre experience. We are a premier community theatre, seeking to inspire passion for the performing arts through life-long opportunities to participate in vibrant theatrical experiences.


The Naples Players is Naples' premier community theatre located in a state of the art facility opened in 1998. Volunteers fill every type of performance and production job available in 16 adult and youth productions on two stages annually. A volunteer force of 600+ members contributed over 60,000 hours this past year. KidzAct Youth Theatre of The Naples Players serves 700+ children annually providing basic to advanced theatre skills classes. The Naples Players is dedicated to providing high-quality arts access to every member of the community - including those with additional needs. The Naples Players provides acting classes for individuals with autism, anxiety, Parkinsons and sensory friendly performances.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth


We'll work with your schedule.


701 5th Ave SNaples, FL 34102



  • Youth Services
  • Theater Arts
  • Problem Solving
  • Stage Management
  • Project Management
  • Electronics


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • The Naples Players offers numerous opportunities to volunteer with varying levels of commitment. From acting, backstage crew, costume shop, dance, hair & make up, lighting, props, set construction, and more, we have something for everyone.
  • All Volunteers must complete a volunteer application. Volunteers 18 years of age and older must be background screened.

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