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Dyanamic Volunteers to support the NewMarket National 10 Minute Play Festival


  • WHERE
    Newmarket, ON
  • WHEN
    July 25 - 29, 2018

DESCRIPTION

16 + Is it fun for you to meet new people? Do you like to help others? Are you able to approach anyone and keep them engaged log enough to tell them about the Festival? Can you be super energetic and could really "sell" this event once you have training? Then we need you to help make this event a success!

You will have a training session, and then rotate through a variety of jobs, which includes greeting patrons, promotional tables on Main Street and Riverwalk commons, attracting the public to the information table, giving out information on the Festival and all the associate free activities about the town, and assisting those who need accommodations to the performances.

If you are a problem solver who is 18+, become a Team Captain! In return, that fact that you participated will stand out on your resume, job and post secondary applications, showing that you care about your community, can work and relate well with to others, and are flexible.

Community service hours are available (for high school students only), meals for certain shifts, and a special event at the end of the Festival. If you are not on shift, and there are seats available, you will be encouraged to see the plays for free!

Come and join us as the Face of the event! Your contribution will make a difference!

Tentative Shifts (you will be able to select when you are available):

Thurs July 26 4:15-9:15 pm 

Friday July 27 3:45-9:15 pm

Sat. July 28; Sat. July 28 shifts sometime between 7:30 am and 10 pm 

Sun. July 29 (TBD) 10 am- 4:30 pm

Can't come out then? We need help on Canada Day!

Contact Cheryl at nnpfvol@gmail.com for more information on volunteering, or for information on the festival.

Who You'll be Assisting

NewMarket National Play Festival, Newmarket Theatre and Old Town Hall, Newmarket, Festival and performances

The Town of Newmarket offers Canadian playwrights a national “new market” for their diverse stories, and a national stage for their regional perspectives. Twenty-four original ten-minute plays are packaged into four “pods” containing 6 plays each. Ten-minute plays are not “sketches.” They demand, just like full length plays, fully realized characters that make us laugh and weep, and stories that touch us to the core of our being. The challenge to the playwright is to create a world in 600 seconds that keeps each audience member fully committed to the truth of the story being told. There will be 16 shows at the Newmarket's newly refurbished Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) Theatre. Plays have been selected from submissions from Canadians world wide. The festival also features “Main Street” attractions such as discounts with your play ticket for all 5 days, Festilicious menus in local restaurants, discounts at participating stores, as well as free playwright readings, actor/director talk backs, art galleries with artist talks, street markets, historical walking tours, and festivities at Riverwalk Commons, including BuskerFest. Cost is $20 per performance.


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Who You'll be Assisting

NewMarket National Play Festival, Newmarket Theatre and Old Town Hall, Newmarket, Festival and performances

The Town of Newmarket offers Canadian playwrights a national “new market” for their diverse stories, and a national stage for their regional perspectives. Twenty-four original ten-minute plays are packaged into four “pods” containing 6 plays each. Ten-minute plays are not “sketches.” They demand, just like full length plays, fully realized characters that make us laugh and weep, and stories that touch us to the core of our being. The challenge to the playwright is to create a world in 600 seconds that keeps each audience member fully committed to the truth of the story being told. There will be 16 shows at the Newmarket's newly refurbished Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) Theatre. Plays have been selected from submissions from Canadians world wide. The festival also features “Main Street” attractions such as discounts with your play ticket for all 5 days, Festilicious menus in local restaurants, discounts at participating stores, as well as free playwright readings, actor/director talk backs, art galleries with artist talks, street markets, historical walking tours, and festivities at Riverwalk Commons, including BuskerFest. Cost is $20 per performance.