Committee Descriptions

Matthews Playhouse has need of volunteers for our committees.  Please check below to see if any of our committees would be of interest to you. We will invite you to meet some of the other members to get to know more about these committees.

We appreciate your interest!

Volunteer Committee

This committee is inclusive of several aspects of volunteerism at the theatre.

- Front of House:  As the "face" of the theatre, you are responsible for greeting guests before and during productions.  Duties include ushering, supervising the will-call table, and/or handling concession sales. Volunteers are needed for our weekend and our weekday school shows.

- Auditions: Volunteers assist in coordinating and providing support during the audition process for all shows.

- Recruitment: Actively seek out those who would be a good fit to our team of volunteers and encourage them to get more involved.

Volunteer Committee Chair - Cherie Martin

Marketing and Development Committee

Helps with all facets of marketing, including public relations, media relations, social media media, promotions, advertising and research.  Help to organize and facilitate the theatre's overall fundraising efforts and events.  Assist with grant writing, facilitate corporate partnerships and work with personal and business donors.

Overall Committee Chair - Debbie Messner

Given the broad-based/dual focused responsibilities of the Marketing and Development Committee (for MPH's MAINSTAGE SEASON and the SCHOOL OF THEATRE), subcommittees include:

MAINSTAGE Chair - Becky Tracy

SCHOOL OF THEATRE Chair - Debbie Messner

Community Outreach and Engagement Committee

Works on projects with local non-profits, help to plan and participate in special events and festivals, and facilitate involvement with area schools.  Facilitate and keep partnerships with local organizations and groups.

Committee Chair - Lesley Volker

Production Committee

Works on any and all facets of the production process such as set construction, painting, props, costumes, load-in and strike.

Committee Chair - Michael Smith

Technology Committee

Works on technology related projects and initiatives in support of the Matthews Playhouse various elements of operations and objectives.
If you have skills in any of Project management, business analysis/requirements gathering or SQL skills, we would love to hear from you.

Committee Chair - Nigel Harrison

Education Committee

Works to maximize and extend the reach of the Playhouse's education programs.

Committee Chair - Alissa Hammersmith

Behind the Scenes . .

You may have talents, ideas or skills in other areas that may benefit the Playhouse!  Please let us know if you would be willing to volunteer on an as-needed basis, and in what capacity.

Complete and Submit our Online
Volunteer Application