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Volunteers are the fuel that powers Burien Actors Theatre.  You can help make the magic happen!  If you can do anything, Burien Actors Theatre can use your help.


 All of the theatre's administrative tasks, plus most of the work to stage our shows, are performed by people who donate their time.  From seamstresses to board members, we only succeed because of the talent and labor of volunteers.


You don't have to be trained in theater to join the Burien Actors Theatre family.  If you can paint the walls in your living room, sew a shirt or put up a poster, you can help.  And you will be guided by experienced volunteers.


Currently, our greatest needs are people to help with administrative tasks like addressing envelopes and copying, and publicity tasks like distributing posters to various businesses and writing promotional materials. But we are always looking for new recruits in every category because the more the merrier.


Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities we offer:


  • Publicity - creating and distributing ads, press releases, posters, postcards, signs and other publicity materials
  • Office staff - answer phones, return calls, address postcard and letters
  • Ad Sales - selling advertising in our programs and on our website
  • Programs - creating and printing
  • Costumes - designing, sewing, altering, shopping the thrift stores, inventorying
  • Sets - designing, painting, building, installing, inventorying
  • Building - building sets, props, specialty items and BLT's office 
  • Props - designing, making or finding props, either by borrowing or shopping the thrift stores, inventorying - its like a scavenger hunt
  • Lighting - designing, hanging lights for a show, operating the light board during a show
  • Sound - designing sound for a show, operating the sound board during a show - find that noise and name that tune all in one
  • Ushering - taking tickets, seating people, handing out programs and handling emergencies should they arise
  • Box Office - sell tickets, confirm reservations, make change
  • Hospitality - setting up and serving goodies before the show and at intermission - It's a great way to meet our patrons




Everyone who helps out gets a free ticket to see a performance.  Its a great way to see a show for free!


To see some of our volunteers in action, check out our Photo Albums



To volunteer, please email Burien Actors Theatre at:



call Burien Actors Theatre at (206) 242-5180.




Auditions for comedy Noises Off! with Burien Actors Theatre

Burien Actors Theatre announces auditions for the award-winning comedy Noises Off!, written by Michael Frayn.

Synopsis: Arguably the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off! utilizes a high-energy, diverse, comedic ensemble, portraying a manic troupe of itinerant actors as they prepare, open, and tour a sex farce titled “Nothing On!”. This fast-paced energetic comedy is filled with flubbed lines, false entrances, backstage intrigue and errant sardines as the actors struggle not merely to perform a play, but maintain their dignity in increasingly challenging chaos. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Performances are at Burien Actors Theatre from Feb. 21-March 23, 2013. Rehearsals begin in early January. $100 stipend provided. Directed by Marc “Mok” Moser.

Auditions are at Burien Actors Theatre on Monday, Nov. 4 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Callbacks are Sunday, Nov. 10 from noon to 5 p.m.  Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 Fourth Ave. S.W. in Burien.
To audition, please prepare two contrasting short contemporary monologues (serious/comedy) totaling 3 minutes maximum. British accents encouraged. Bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script with exploratory simple scene work using props.

Please make audition appointment:  audition@burienactorstheatre.org or by calling 206-242-5180.

Character Descriptions

Lloyd Dallas -- age 30-55, all ethnicities. The Director of“Nothing On.” Lloyd is passionate, suave, hot-tempered, and extremely harried. His show is about to open and it is not going well. A bit of a ladies man, he is carrying on with both Brooke and Poppy, which adds to his stress.

Dotty Otley – age 50s, all ethnicities. An aging prima donna actress, plays Mrs. Clackett, the housekeeper of the Brents’ country home in “Nothing On.” Her retirement money is wrapped up in this production, so the stakes are high for her. Basically sensible but prone to flights of melodrama. She is having a great deal of trouble remembering her lines, props, blocking. Capable of using spite or self-pity to get her way. Involved with the much younger Garry.

Garry Lejeune – age 30s, all ethnicities. Actor, plays harried real estate broker Roger in “Nothing On.” Means well. Believes in The Theatre. Tries to keep the show going and everyone’s morale up, but often has trouble finishing his sentences. His good nature is replaced with jealousy when he believes Dotty has become involved with Frederick. (NOTE: This role involves falling down a staircase. Stunt experience is extremely helpful.)

Brooke Ashton – age 20s-30s, all ethnicities. Actress, plays Vicki, who works for the tax authorities and is trying to woo Roger in “Nothing On.” Blind as a bat without her contacts, which have a tendency to pop out at bad times. Carrying on with Lloyd, which is how she got her part in the show . . . (NOTE: This role involves the physical demands of running up and down stairs in heels, and the psychological demands of doing so whilst wearing only underwear for a costume. Athleticism and bravery are extremely helpful.)

Belinda Blair – age 30s-40s, all ethnicities. Actress, plays the charming and wealthy Flavia in “Nothing On.”  An experienced actress. Unfailingly positive and reliable. Charming. A goodhearted busybody, who knows all the gossip about the company. Attempts to keep the show going when it begins to unravel. May harbor a little crush on Frederick.

Frederick Fellowes – age 30s-40s, all ethnicities. Actor, plays the dashing and wealthy Philip Brent in “Nothing On.” Currently in the middle of a nasty divorce. A neurotic actor. Bumbling and filled with self doubt. A sweet man. Not the brightest crayon in the box. Overly analytical about his lines and blocking. Violence and blood upset him, causing him to faint or get nosebleeds.

Selsdon Mowbray –a ge 60s-70s, all ethnicities. Actor, plays the Burglar in “Nothing On.” Charming old duffer of a an alcoholic stage veteran. Forgets lines. Misses entrances. The entire cast attempts to keep him from getting his hands on a bottle. Causes the company to panic when he cannot be found at all.

Tim Allgood – age 20s, all ethnicities. The company’s Stage Manager. Very young, inexperienced, Long-suffering, is absolutely and shamelessly taken advantage of by Lloyd. Exhausted and completely sleep-deprived. Responsible for an inhuman amount of tasks and forced to understudy everybody.

Poppy Norton-Taylor – age 30s, all ethnicities. The company’s Assistant Stage Manager. Mousy, shy, maybe a little plain. Along with Tim, takes the brunt of Lloyd’s and the actors’ abuse. Overworked and often on the verge of tears. Works frantically to keep the show from completely falling apart, a hopeless (and thankless) task. Carrying on with Lloyd. There’s something she hasn’t told Lloyd yet . . .


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