Backstage Crew for Inclusive Theatre Company Performances- Gaithersburg, MD

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Mon May 08, 2017 - Sun May 21, 2017


Bender JCC of Greater Washington6125 Montrose RoadRockville, MD 20852


ArtStream seeks volunteer Backstage Run Crew members to support the artistic, production and acting teams of our Gaithersburg and Silver Spring Inclusive Theatre Companies. Backstage Run Crew members help the stage manager set up the stage before technical rehearsals and performances, and helps move scenery and props during the show. We are also looking for a Sound Board Operator for our Gaithersburg company. Taking cues from the stage manager, the Sound Board Operator uses equipment to play back music and sound effects during technical rehearsals and performances. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in performing arts, technical theatre, or supporting adults with disabilities!

About ArtStream's Inclusive Theatre Companies:
ArtStream is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring to individuals with disabilities creative and performance opportunities that help them gain the confidence to engage with the world.

ArtStream has six Inclusive Theatre Companies that develop and produce original musicals each year based on the ideas and improvisations of the company’s 15 actors - adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and other social and behavioral needs. A full production team and several onstage volunteer mentors lead and support the actors throughout the process. Directors and Assistant Directors use improv, role- play and other skill-based exercises to develop characters, a plot and an original script; and Music Directors and Choreographers contribute original music, lyrics and choreography. The six-month Inclusive Theatre season culminates in live public performances showcasing each actor’s unique talents and abilities.

Technical Rehearsals:

  • May 8 from 5-9
  • May 9 from 5-9p
  • May 10 from 5-9p
  • May 11 from 5-9p


  • May 12 from 6-10p (Showtime at 7:30p)
  • May 13 from 12-4p (Showtime at 1:30p)
  • May 14 from 12-4p (Showtime at 1:30p)
  • May 19 from 6-10p (Showtime at 7:30p)
  • May 20 from 12-4p (Showtime at 1:30p)
  • May 21 from 2:30-6:30p (Showtime at 4:00p)


  • Special Needs
  • Stage Management
  • Theater Arts

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training

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