Volunteer Ushers


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2700 S Lang StreetArlingtonArlington, VA 22206


Avant Bard seeks volunteer ushers for our upcoming production of The Gospel at Colonus. Each volunteer usher gets a FREE TICKET and SNACK at the concessions stand.

About The Gospel at Colonus
February 22-Mar 25

By Lee Breuer and Bob Telson
Directed by Sandra L. Holloway
Original Direction by Jennifer L. Nelson
Musical Direction by e’Marcus Harper-Short
Starring William T. Newman Jr. as Oedipus
Produced in collaboration with Minister Becky Mays and The Women’s Ecumenical Choir

Now lift us up in a blaze of glory.

Avant Bard theatre proudly presents the legendary African American musical The Gospel at Colonus, a soaring celebration of transcendence and the fragility of life. The Gospel at Colonus transforms Sophocles' timeless tale of the last days of Oedipus into a parable for our times. Its message of redemption is sorely needed. With its epic poetry and magnificent score, The Gospel at Colonus reminds us that out of the deepest sorrows, the highest and most uplifting hope can emerge.

Usher Duties

Pre Show: Ushers at Avant Bard's productions will be responsible for taking tickets, showing VIPs to their reserved seats, and offering general information about the performance and company. Ushers will also occasionally be asked to sell concessions pre-show. There will be no intermission for The Gospel at Colonus.

Post-Show: Ushers are responsible for sweeping the house for programs and trash.

Dress Code

Avant Bard is a relaxed environment with a wide variety of patrons. Ushers should arrive in business-casual. No flip-flops, please.

Dates and Times

Curtain for Avant Bard shows is 7:30 PM on Thu-Sat, with 2 PM matinees on Sat and Sun. Ushers should arrive one hour before curtain.

Performances Feb 22-26 are previews. Opening night is Feb 27. Regular performances run Mar 1-25. Industry night is Mar 19.

Location: Gunston Arts Center, Theatre II (2700 S Lang Street, Arlington, VA, 22206)


  • People Skills

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Ushers volunteer for one block of 4 hrs

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