LTA owes the successes of its productions to all of its talented members.
We welcome all theater enthusiasts willing to work including actors, backstage “techies,” set builders, designers, ushers, catering staff, and box office workers. See below for a list of ideas and opportunities.
Memberships and Member Benefits
ACTIVE MEMBERS – $50 per year
Most of our members are Active members. If you have a skill, we can find a use for it. If you would like to develop a skill, we can help. Active membership includes both benefits and responsibilities. Members are asked to volunteer at least a few hours per year to the theater, participate in LTA’s annual meeting, and contribute annual dues of $50. In return, members receive the theatre’s newsletter, The Floodlight; plus one ticket to every regular season production (that’s a mere $7.15 per ticket!); discounted fees for the Theatre’s education programs; a vote at annual meetings; and the opportunity to foster the arts in Alexandria. You’ll also have good times and find others with a common interest in the arts.
“Make it $60” Campaign: As we recover from what will now be a three-year deficient budget, we are asking every member to contribute an additional $10 to their annual membership dues/renewal. A similar fundraiser proved successful back in 2000 when the theater was struggling to reverse a small, but threatening, era of deficient budgets. Won’t you please help us build back our coffers with this small gesture?
Online Signup for 2023-2024 FULL SEASON ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP (July 2023-June 2024):
OR to mail your membership dues, please click: Active Membership Form to download a Member Application
and mail to: The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street Alexandria, VA 22314.
Other types of memberships are also available:
JUNIOR MEMBERS – $30 per year
To build for the future, LTA offers those under the age of 18 the opportunity to become junior members. These younger members are encouraged to function as Active Members by working on productions and learning the craft of theater. Junior members are not permitted to vote at the annual meeting, but they receive all the other benefits of Active Members.
Online signup for 2023-2024 JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP (July 2023-June 2024):
To mail your Junior Membership dues, please click HERE to download a Junior Membership Application
and mail to The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe Street Alexandria, VA 22314.
PERFORMING MEMBERS – $20 per show
All actors appearing on the LTA stage must be members. Because actors frequently work many different venues during the year, they are asked to become members for the period of the shows in which they have been cast. Their dues entitle them to one ticket to the show in which they are cast, The Floodlight, and discounted fees for the LTA’s education programs. Performing Members do not receive a vote at annual meetings, but they are encouraged to consider becoming an Active Member.
Click HERE to download a Performing Membership Application.
Please turn in your application and payment to the producer of the show.
Consider Volunteering or Mentoring at LTA!
Not ready to be a member, but would like to support LTA by helping out? Click HERE for a volunteer application.
For a list of the many areas that LTA seeks volunteers for, click HERE for more ideas and information.
LTA’s Mentorship Program
As Governor for Membership, I am excited to see so many of our patrons, members, and volunteers in the theatre. While we continue to maintain a Covid-safe environment there are programs to ensure there are volunteer opportunities for all. LTA’s Mentoring Program includes all positions in the theatre that will result into a much-needed Succession Plan. This is necessary to grow a rigorous cadre of prepared volunteers to move into all our leadership positions from lead designers to Governors.
So how will this work? You let me know what you are interested in; for example, set dressing, props designer, producing or Building Governor. I will match you with a seasoned set dresser, props designer, producer, and even the current Building Governor, who I happen to know is looking to mentor someone.
The Mentorship Program is well underway. Currently there are three people learning to be producers. Obviously, this cannot be achieved without our seasoned volunteers. You are integral in making this ambitious program into the enormous success I know it can be. We must show our “newer” volunteers that we value their passion to LTA. These partnerships will develop into a robust succession plan so when positions require filling there will be knowledgeable volunteers ready to take the lead. These two programs are vital to all volunteers feeling welcomed, having opportunities and the future of our wonderful community theatre. New Eyes = Fresh Ideas.
I hope to see you around the theatre.
Governor for Membership
Questions? Contact: email@example.com
At this difficult time, The Little Theatre of Alexandria stands fully and proudly with the African American community and the Black Lives Matter movement, and we stand strongly against injustice and racism. Actively dismantling racism in all its forms is a challenge and opportunity that must be embraced by all, and LTA is committed to redoubling its efforts to use the power of the stage and our community to make Alexandria a better—more just, more diverse, more welcoming–place to live, work, and play.
At LTA, we are listening; but we are acting too. The LTA Board has formed a DEI (Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion) committee to increase the presence of people of color not just in front of the curtain, but in all aspects of our theater. If you have ideas for how LTA can improve itself going forward, please contact LTA President Frank Shutts (firstname.lastname@example.org). Join us as we move forward and create a better tomorrow.