Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Announcing the free New Volunteer Orientation, Jan. 10, 2009

The most important element in all community theatres, including Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, is the community. Civic Theatre has tremendous professional staff members, but community theatre cannot exist without community support.

The people in and around Lafayette and West Lafayette support Civic Theatre not only by attending performances, but also by volunteering their time and talents to the organization. From the president of the Board of Directors to the person who places address labels on mailings, everyone involved with Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is a volunteer.

Civic wants to strengthen its ties to the community. To do this, a free New Volunteer Orientation will be held Saturday, January 10, from 10 a.m. to noon at the historic Monon Depot Theatre in downtown Lafayette. People interested in volunteering with Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will have the opportunity to speak with several Civic veterans who can share their experiences as actors, directors, designers, committee members, office volunteers and more.

The New Volunteer Orientation is open to everyone, regardless of age or location. Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is a member of the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, which serves the population of 14 counties in Indiana: Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White. These are also considered part of the community in our community theatre.

The New Volunteer Orientation will start in the historic Monon Depot Theatre, located at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Although walk-ins are welcome, people are encouraged to RSVP so organizers can better plan the flow of the event.

To learn more about the free New Volunteer Orientation or to sign up to attend, please either call Civic's office at 765-423-PLAY (7529) or e-mail

All new volunteers who attend the Orientation will receive one free ticket to that evening's performance of One Size Fits All Improv, which begins at 8 p.m. in the theatre.

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