Volunteer for Night of Dread 2019

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Clay and Paper Theatre is casting for volunteer performers for Night of Dread 2019. There’s lots of gleefully dreadful characters and haunting giant puppets that need your theatrical spirit and animation during our fearful community parade and pageant.

We’re also interested in volunteers who may be able to support this event in a production assistant role. There are tasks and setup to complete before the event and the day and evening of the event.

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Volunteer Performer Roles
  • Puppet Operators – 7 people to operate the Clay and Paper Theatre classic Big Fear puppets. They appear in the parade and are introduced at the beginning of the scenario performance. Time commitment: from 4 to 7:30pm on the day of the event, October 26th. The puppets include:
    • the Fear of Authority/Fascism (3 puppeteers required)
    • the Fear of War (1 puppeteer)
    • the Fear of Media Manipulation (1 puppeteer)
    • the Fear of Censorship (1 puppeteer)
    • the Fear of Death Itself (1 puppeteer)
  • Scenario Performers – The Fearleaders – Five people will be cheerleaders of fear for our 2019 Night of Dread scenario. They will be provided with a costume and props and will learn a cheer for fear. Our Fearleaders will participate in the parade and at the beginning of the Fear of the Year scenario. Time commitment: two rehearsals at 2 hours each. First rehearsal on the weekend of  October 19/20. Second rehearsal on an evening of the week of October 21st. On the day of the event, October 26th, from 3 to 7:30pm. 
  • Scenario Performers – More Scenario Characters/Animators to be announced (15 more performers will be needed.). STANDBY. Time commitment: two rehearsals at 2 hours each. First rehearsal on the weekend of  October 19/20. Second rehearsal on an evening of the week of October 21st. On the day of the event, October 26th, from 3 to 7:30pm. 
  • Characters – 8 to 12 Death Dancer characters. The Death Dancers walk in the parade and assist the Shaman at the bonfire and also help distribute Pan de Muerto to the community (Mexican Bread of the Dead made onsite and baked in the Dufferin Grove Bake ovens).
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at volunteer.clayandpaper@gmail.com.
  • *PLEASE NOTE: Below you will find to our latest Volunteer Package. We will be updating it with more performer/character information by Monday, October 14th.

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Volunteer Production Assistant Roles
  • Stage Crew – The Stage Crew assist the Production Manager with set up and strike of all materials, puppets and sets.
  • Tech Crew – The Tech Crew assist the Technical Director with set up and strike of all audio and visual equipment.
  • Money Catchers – Night of Dread is a Pay-What-You-Are-Able event. Money Catchers are responsible for collecting donations from attendees.
  • Puppet Assistants – Assist the Puppet Masters in watching over and signing out puppets and masks to the public/parade participants. Help participants get in and out of puppets.
  • Walking Parade Marshalls – Marshalls help participants line up for the parade and then during the parade ensure their safety on the parade route.
  • Bike Marshalls – These Parade Marshalls help keep the pace of the parade and also communicate to the parade Leader any issues along the route.
  • Shrine Guardian – The Shrine Guardian assists in lighting the candles of the shrine installation in the Valley of Remembrance and watches over them during the event.
  • If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at jesse.clayandpaper@gmail.com.
  • *PLEASE NOTE: Below you will find to our latest Volunteer Package. We will be updating it with more performer/character information by Monday, October 14th.

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VOLUNTEERS INFORMATION

For more details regarding the date and time commitment for all volunteer roles, please consult our online (click here >) Volunteer Package 2019 and email us at jesse.clayandpaper@gmail.com.