A Performance Partner is a volunteer who is equally passionate about the performing arts and disability advocacy. We encourage anyone who is interested in creating accessible art for all to consider joining the Performance Partner program. Adults with disabilities are especially encouraged to join to act as mentors for the children and adolescents involved in the Starcatchers program.
Performance partners are involved in every step of our programming including but not limited to: playing small support roles in productions, supporting actors with their lines, supporting actors with learning and performing music (both vocal and instrumental), supporting actors with learning and performing choreography and stage directions, supporting the development of theatre and drama skills, leading small group activities (improvised scenes, theatre games, brainstorming sessions, etc.) and working with the director/lead teacher to address barriers to engagement during rehearsals and classes.
Performance Partners may be asked to work one-on-one with an actor, depending on the specific needs of the actors involved in the program. The experience of creating and performing art in this setting allows for the Starcatchers program to foster connection and mutual support with the greater community.
How do I apply?
We are currently accepting applications from adults and high school age students.
Complete an application including your past experience and why you’d like to support our students. Include a recommendation from someone who can speak to your character. Our Managing Director will follow up with you to set up an interview. Once approved, you will be expected to attend a Performance Partner training session before beginning in the program. We look forward to hearing from you!