Dear Members and Friends of Reps
We need to recruit more volunteers to become involved with two important aspects of Reps’ life – the Box Office and Front of House.
Daytime running of the box office, known during working hours as The Spotlight, is handled by Innocent Museve and by the Reps office (although very occasionally we ask for help if people can do the odd daytime service). What we need is people to handle the box office before and during performances. The box office opens an hour before curtain up and the box office runs until the end of interval. What is involved is running the PC-based ticket system and preparing reports on sales. It is not difficult but it is extremely important work. Only one person is needed at a time.
Front of House work involves management of the foyer and auditorium before and during shows, including ushering. An FoH team usually consists of a manager (who holds the fort in the foyer when the show is on) and a team of between two and six people (most of these sit in the auditorium to keep a watch and to also enjoy the show – in that order!). This work is also easy and extremely important.
With regard to FoH teams, we have some teams running short, so they need volunteers to add to their numbers. We also have one or two FoH managers with any teams as people have left the country or died. We also need whole teams of new people.
Please give this some thought and let Stan Higgins know if you are interested. If so, there will be a training session during November to get things under way for newcomers. As 2010 will be a busy year on the two Reps stages, we need to have as many Box Office managers and FoH teams as possible.
The good news is that volunteers get free tickets to see the shows on which they work – at performances other than the ones on which they are working, of course.
Stan can be contacted on 0912 515558, daytime landline 496943 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reps FoH and BO Section