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The Naples Players

County: Collier, Lee
Categories Youth
Details: The Sugden Community Theatre is home to The Naples Players, a 501(c)(3), nonprofit community theatre, serving the Naples area for 60 plus years. The Sugden Community Theatre has two indoor performance spaces, Blackburn Hall which seats 326, and Tobye Studio which seats just under 100. Annually, we perform six productions in Blackburn Hall and four in Tobye Studio. Additionally performances of the Classic Chamber, and other talented artists are held at the theatre.

The Naples Players has a membership of over 400 volunteers who build sets, create, costumes, operate the technical equipment (lights, sound, rigging, spots), and who sing, dance, and act.

KidzAct, the youth theatre program serves children ages 4-18 in a variety of performance classes. KidzAct performs six plays or musicals annually. The youth theatre program has a projected enrollment of 700 students for the upcoming school year.
Job Description: Students could be involved in a variety of ways depending upon their interests. The commitment for an actor ranges from 6 weeks of rehearsal to 3-5 weeks of performances, fives days per week. Technical or crew positions extend over 4-6 weeks. Students assisting with the youth theatre program would be involved for either a full term (spring, summer, fall) or could work a specific production.

To be a volunteer actor, a student must audition and be cast in a role. To volunteer in a running crew position, a student would need to contact the Director of Volunteer Services and together, determine the best job for the student in terms of time availability and desired skills to be learned. If a student is interested in assisting with a KidzAct program, the student would need to be interviewed by the KidzAct Director.

Students could expect appropriate training and supervision for their volunteer interests. Shorter term commitments could be in areas of set construction, costume construction, or props.
Times of Work: Weekdays daytime, Weekdays evenings, Weekends daytime, Weekends evenings
Primary Contact: Ms. Esther Snyder
701 Fifth Avenue South
Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 434-7340 100
Worker's Comp for Volunteers?: N
Benefits Offered: Volunteers working on specific productions are recognized in the playbill. If volunteers pay membership dues and complete a membership application, they are eligible for an array of additional benefits including discounts to adult education classes and complimentary tickets.
Additional Information: The artistic and production staff are comprised of an artistic director, technical director, assistant technical director, production stage manager, lighting designer, sound designer, resident scenic designer, scene shop supervisor, resident costume designer and costume shop supervisor. All have appropriate degrees and theatre experience.

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