Properties Master/Properties Crew
Des Moines Playhouse
Are you good with your hands? Creative? Are you able to see "one man's treasure in a pile of junk?" Do you enjoy visiting antique stores and flea markets? Then you may have the skills necessary to be a props master/mistress. A property ("prop") is anything that is not attached to an actor or part of the set. The props master/mistress is responsible for finding, borrowing, buying, or building all the "dressing" on the walls and the hand props used by the actors. This may also include real food or drink. The props master/mistress may work alone, or may have a crew to help them, depending on the show.
The props crew works directly with the props master/mistress to obtain the props needed for a production as well as help during the show. In some instances, the props crews may be called upon to help the shift crew during scene changes.
NOTE: Due to the pandemic, our 2020-21 Season has not yet been announced. Shows and dates, as well as any changes to volunteer practices, will be posted on our backstage volunteer page, https://www.dmplayhouse.com/volunteer/back-stage/
About Des Moines Playhouse
831 42ND ST, DES MOINES, IA 50312, US
The mission of The Des Moines Playhouse is to produce high quality theatrical presentations utilizing the skills and talents of a group consisting primarily of volunteers for the cultural enrichment of the Central Iowa community, and to provide education in theatre arts for all ages, with an emphasis on young people.
The Des Moines Playhouse is a community theatre, producing 12-14 shows (Broadway musicals, comedies, dramas, family shows) each year. It is the second largest and one of the six oldest continuously operating community theatres in the US. The Playhouse also has one of the largest theatre education programs in the country, with classes for ages 4-adult.