Category Archives: Volunteers

Ilene Jarrell, parent and volunteer, on NWT

Parent, volunteer and Trustee Ilene Jarrell of Cleveland describes what she values about Near West Theatre.  Her eldest child, Alana, is in the cast of Ragtime, opening Friday, May 4, for a nine-show run through May 20, 2012.




Saturday, April 16th
Noon until 4:00pm

Our Technical Director Josh Padgett and the design team need your assistance with building scenery, painting, costumes, props and lighting.

If you can, please come and join them if only for a couple of hours.

The theatre will be open at 10a.m. if you want to come earlier.

Pizza & pop will be provided.

For more information, call Josh at 440-915-5484.

Thanks so much!  

Near West needs YOU!


Get involved as a
Front of House Volunteer
2010/2011 Season

     In keeping with our mission to include and involve our community, we invite you to join us as a Front of House (FOH) volunteer for either or both of our next two shows this season.

We are especially in need of:
bakers for concessions and house managers

Of course, we also need house greeters, concessions workers, gift shop salespersons, ticket takers and assistants at the box office. 
(Ages 8 & up are welcome)

Whether you have helped us before or this would be the first time, your commitment to make the Front of House work smoothly is greatly appreciated not only by Near West, but our audiences as well.  Our FOH volunteer recruiter, Sue Stewart, (a volunteer as well) will begin her search for volunteers for Into The Woods in the next couple of weeks.

 If you’d like to help one night or more, please contact Sue: 216-861-0318

For more information, visit us at

Into The Woods  (need 126 volunteers)
May 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21& 22, 2011

Miss Saigon (need 112 volunteers)
July 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 August 5, 6 & 7, 2011

Our theatre is located at St. Patrick’s Club Building
3606 Bridge Avenue in Ohio City

House Greeters

Concessions Workers

Gift Shop Salesperson