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Ushers: As our patrons enter the theatre, ushers take tickets, distribute programs, and assist guests to their seats. Training is available prior to the performance.

Contact: Martha Rutherford - marthajorutherford@gmail.com / (903) 753-6659 or Melinda Johnson - mathmom1@cablelynx.com /  (903) 663.3895

Greeters: Greeters welcome audience members as they enter the Anne Dean Turk Fine Arts Center and assist in directing guests to the ticket office, Stratford Room, restrooms, or theatre entrance.

Contact: Martha Rutherford - marthajorutherford@gmail.com / (903) 753-6659 or Melinda Johnson - mathmom1@cablelynx.com /  (903) 663.3895

Stratford Room: During each performance, the Stratford Room is open to provide the Festival patrons an opportunity to purchase gifts and food items. Volunteers assist the Festival staff by working behind the counter to help with bagging gift items or by selling coffee and other concession items in the theatre lobby before the show and during intermission.

Contact: Nell Collins (903) 753-6115 bn.collins@att.net

Monday Events: The Company works 13 hours a day, Tuesday through Sunday, and Monday is their only day off.  In order to provide entertainment and a much-needed diversion, area citizens have generously hosted barbecues, fish frys, skeet shoots, and horseback riding for the Company. Because of the extreme summer heat, water plays an important part in the success of the Monday events, so lake outings or swim parties are particularly successful.

If you’re interested in hosting a Monday Event or would like more information please contact John Dodd at (903) 983-8119 / JDodd@TexasShakespeare.com

Adopt-an-Artist: Individuals or families “adopt” two or more Company members for the evening by inviting them to their homes or out to a restaurant for dinner. Both the host and the artists have a great time getting acquainted, and the warm home atmosphere is a real treat for the Company member.

If you’re interested in adopting an artist, contact Martha Rutherford (903) 753.6659 / marthajorutherford@gmail.com or John Dodd at (903) 983-8119  /  JDodd@TexasShakespeare.com

Strike Dinner: On the Monday after the closing performance, the TSF Guild bids the company a fond farewell by providing dinner for them on Strike Day. The Strike Dinner provides a way for the Guild members to express their appreciation to the Company.

Contact: Kim Ball (903) 387.9238

Welcome Baskets: Upon checking into his/her dorm room, each Company member is greeted by a special “hospitality basket.” The baskets include such things as note pads, snacks, trial-size toiletries, pens, pencils, and highlighters. The items are purchased by the Guild, and are assembled by volunteers.

Contact: Gem Meacham  (903) 983.2554 / gemmeacham@gmail.com

Breakfast & Lunch Bunch: The Texas Shakespeare Festival Foundation and Guild members provide breakfast Tuesday through Sunday and lunch three times a week for the company members. Items such as breakfast casseroles, home baked muffins, cold salads, side dishes, cakes, cookies, and pies are donated.

Contact Patti and Jeremy Light  (903) 772.1821 / plig@tjn.edu or Kimberly Macedo (903) 353.5169 / kimmacedo@netzero.net

 

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