Join Rainbow Youth Theatre!
Joining us is easy. Like our facebook page so you will have up to date announcements, for eg. dates for season launch and auditions.
RYT Membership entitles families and individuals to audition for, and participate in all productions throughout the year. Becoming a member of Rainbow Youth Theatre will allow you to audition for RYT productions. However, being a member does not guarantee a role in any single production as that is within the purview of each director.
$40.00 for an Annual Family Membership. Annual RYT membership period runs from January 1 through December 31 of each year.
Production fees are weekly fees that are charged to each member taking part in one of RYT’s productions. These fees help to cover some of the basic costs of mounting theatrical productions (ie. Rehearsal space rental charges). Production Fees are are charged per “production week”. These production fees range from $15 to $25 per week depending on the scope of the production and other factors. There are family group rates as well. The length of our productions (including rehearsals and performances) may vary from 3 to 6 weeks, depending upon the nature of the production. These production fees are due at the beginning of the rehearsal period and should be paid to the producer.
Rainbow Youth Theatre strongly encourages family involvement during its theatre season and each production provides families with many opportunities to work together to produce great performances that will entertain audiences. Most importantly, it is the process along the way that reinforces the values of commitment, ownership, dedication, comradeship and life long learning. Volunteers are an integral part of offering rich artistic experiences to our youth and there is a great deal of merit to the the saying “Many hands create lighter work!’ It is vitally important that as an organization we spread out the jobs that are required to keep RYT going year after year.
There is a volunteer commitment for each RYT member participating in any show which requires a number of hours be devoted towards that particular production. These volunteer hours are outside of the rehearsal and performance hours. Approximately 5 hours of volunteer time ‘per week – per member’ is required. Family members of members (especially young members) are welcome to perform the required volunteer hours on their child’s behalf. Special arrangements may be negotiated with the show producer if time commitments prohibit the member(s) from performing these volunteer hours.
Each production begins with a “Meet and Greet” at the beginning of rehearsals where a volunteer coordinator is present with a sign-up sheet for volunteer positions. Below are just some of the many roles that are needed to make each production a success. RYT would like to thank all of the hard working volunteers that have made the past twenty-six years of youth theatre possible!
RYT Volunteer Jobs Include:
Lighting and Sound
Backstage crew (Stage Manager, Assistant Managers)
Advertising (poster design, distribution, advertising sales, etc.)
Supervising (summer shows)
…plus many other job opportunities
Volunteer Commitment for RYT members participating in any show requires a number of hours be devoted towards that particular production. These volunteer hours are outside of the rehearsal and performance hours. Volunteer hours may be performed on a variety of tasks such as costuming, set construction, painting, props, promotion, etc. Approximately 5 hours of volunteer time ‘per week – per member’ is required. Family members of very young members are welcome to perform the required volunteer hours on their behalf. Other arrangements may be negotiated with the show producer if time commitments prohibit the member from performing these hours.
RYT’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held around November each year and RYT welcomes all interested individuals and those wishing to join the board of directors to attend. Every year in April or May RYT holds what is known as the SEASON LAUNCH where families can get detailed information about the upcoming season. Here you purchase annual family memberships, meet the production teams, sign up for auditions, volunteer, etc.
Auditions for each of the upcoming season’s shows generally take place in late May or June and they are posted on this website and advertised through the local Comox Valley arts community network. By mid June, the summer productions are often fully cast so don’t be late getting registered.