How to Join a theater group
As Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage" – step on up and play your part!
You Will Need
* A role to play
* A computer with internet access
* A local newspaper
* Good communication skills
* A team player attitude
Step 1: Determine what role you'd like to play
Determine what role you'd like to play, including actor, lighting technician, costume designer, usher, or advertising marketer.
Step 2: Search the internet
Search the internet for local theaters. Enter your city, state, and the words "stage theaters" in a search engine.
Step 3: Scan the newspapers
Scan the newspapers. Your local paper will list current productions.
Step 4: Visit local theaters
Visit local theaters. Attend performances, ask questions, take a backstage tour, and find out what types of shows each theater produces.
Step 5: Find out the requirements
Find out the requirements for joining. You might have to pay dues.
If you're interested in ushering, try professional companies. You'll get to see top-notch productions for free.
Step 6: Be a team player
Bring your team-player attitude. If you let them know you're no prima donna, you may just find a home away from home.
Fact: America's first theater was established in 1716 in Williamsburg, Virginia.