Want to be involved at WLT?
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All WLT productions are cast by auditions which are open to all interested parties. Auditions are advertised on our website and other audition websites.
There are many aspects of backstage and behind the scenes work, including:
•Stage Management, backstage, lighting/sound operation
Each production requires a Stage Manager to be in charge. The SM, often with assistants, sets up the stage, makes scene changes as required, supervises all aspects of the theatre during performances. Sound and lighting are designed and an operator ensures these aspects occur on cue during a performance. WLT provides training and mentoring for these important aspects of backstage.
If interested, contact Alex Begg.
Costuming a show occasionally requires sewing skills, but is mostly a question of outfitting the actors, working within the play’s characters, era and plot line, and sometimes requiring authenticity of uniforms or insignia. We provide guidance and mentoring for those who are interested but inexperienced. If you are interested in learning and assisting costuming a show, contact Tony Tartaro
‘Props’ are the items actors use onstage, and also are items that add authenticity to a set, such as things that fill shelves, cupboards or fridge, shopping bags, or they can be ornaments in a room. Sometimes they have to be made, such as food packets or can labels to reflect an era or nationality. If you are interested in learning more, contact Celia Meehan.
•Wardrobe and props departments
These areas require regular maintenance so that items are in good order and where they are supposed to be, which facilitates costuming and supplying props for plays.
•Set Design, set building, set decoration/dressing
WLT is known for the excellence of its sets. Saturday afternoons in the weeks before each show is a hive of activity as our team of builders, painters/wallpaperers swings into action, along with a great deal of laughter and satisfaction. There are always plenty of jobs for people with all levels of experience.
If interested in joining the set building team, contact Brian Christopher for information.
An important function of Front-of-house is the welcome to patrons. Duties include preparation of the auditorium, greeting patrons, selling drinks and confectionery, ushering.
If interested, contact Emma Hunt.
Joining in a working bee is a great way to meet members, check us out and decide if you want to increase your involvement!
During January each year, we hold our now famous ‘Tuesdays in January’ Working Bees. We use this time to do the many jobs necessary to maintain our theatre, such as tidying and sorting, clearing, gardening, a coat of paint here and there, clearing the gutters of leaves, and so on.
People get there when they get there – from about 5.30pm onwards. The evening ends most pleasantly with a meal provided by the Company, a few beverages, and sparkling conversation!
Bump outs: The Tuesday night following the last performance of each production is the bump out, when we dismantle the set, return costumes and props to their relevant destinations, and clear the theatre for the rehearsal and set building process of the next production.
Dinner is provided - a pleasant way to finish up these bump outs.