MainStage Irving Las Colinas – COME JOIN US!

Producing five fully staged productions a year requires a lot of man and woman power. There is an abundance of ways volunteers can make sure that “the show goes on.” All volunteers receive 2 complimentary tickets and a comp for the final dress rehearsal. Don’t worry if your technical skills are not power tool ready; we’ll teach you and there’s usually painting!


2017-18 Season

SISTER ACT: The Musical 
November 3-18, 2017


THE GAZEBO
January 19-February 3, 2018


WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
March 16-31, 2018


THE FULL MONTY
May 11-26, 2018


GEORGE WASHINGTON SLEPT HERE
July 20-August 4, 2018

The volunteer positions are organized by level of expertise and commitment required.

Artistic Team:

  • Choreography: Provide choreography for a production. The choreographer is active from rehearsals until the opening night of the production.
  • Costume Design: Design and make or find costumes appropriate for the production within a budget. The costume designer is active from rehearsals until the end of the production.
  • Directing: Provide artistic direction of a production. The director is active from auditions until the opening night of the production.
  • Lighting: Design and deliver lighting appropriate for a production within artistic guidelines set by the director. The lighting designer is active for the three weeks before opening night.
  • Make-Up: Assist actors with the design and application of makeup. Active from one week before first night to the end of the production.
  • Musical Direction: Provide musical direction of a production. The musical director is active from auditions until the opening night of the production.
  • Props: Design and acquire props appropriate for the production within a budget. The prop designer is active from rehearsals until the end of the production.
  • Set Design: Design a set that is appropriate for the production within a budget. The set designer is active from rehearsals until opening night.
  • Set Dressing: Design and acquire the furniture and other decorations for the set. The set dresser is active for the 3 weeks before opening night.
  • Sound: Design sound appropriate for the production. The sound designer is active from rehearsals until opening night.

Support Crew

  • Costume Building: Assist in the building or modification of costumes under the direction of the costume designer. Costume builders are involved at various levels of activity from auditions through the run of the show.
  • Light Board Operator: The lighting operator is active for two weeks before opening night until the end of the production.
  • Front of House: Provide an enjoyable and efficient environment for the audience before the production as an usher/ticket taker/greeter.
  • Fund Raising: Organize and participate in fund raising activities for MainStage.
  • Organization/Administration: Provide assistance for all of the various activities within MainStage. Active throughout the season.
  • Producing: Ensure the smooth running of all administrative aspects of a production. Includes finding and arranging people to perform all necessary tasks. The producer is active from auditions until after the production has finished.
  • Set Building: Construct the set as designed by the set designer. Set builders are active for the 4 or 5 weeks before opening night. The days when the set is moved onto and off of the stage provide an opportunity for those who want to be involved for a shorter period of time.
  • Set Painting: Paint the set according to the set design. Set painters are active for the 3 weeks before opening night.
  • Sound Board Operator: The sound operator is active from two weeks before opening night until the end of the production.
  • Stage Running Crew: Perform the set changes necessary during a production. The set crew is active from one week before opening night until the end of the production.
  • Stage Management: Coordinate all technical aspects of running rehearsals and productions. The stage manager is active from rehearsals until the end of the production.

Questions? For more information, please contact MILC at 972-594-6104.