Touchstone Theatre needs volunteers for 10-day event
Are you loaded with positive energy? Do you enjoy having a good time? Do you love the idea of planning a party?
If so, you may want to reach out to the folks at Bethlehem’s Touchstone Theatre.
Festival UnBound, the theatre’s groundbreaking 10-day festival of original art and community collaboration, is looking for helpful individuals to join a team of volunteers for the Oct.4-13 event.
This ambitious undertaking is the largest project Touchstone has developed. The idea is to activate the arts to explore Bethlehem’s historic journey from Moravian roots to the heyday of Bethlehem Steel — and to explore what type of of future the community should create and build together.
After three years of planning, this festival plans to celebrate the diverse voices and stories of the community with dozens of performances, original theater pieces, music, meals/gatherings, interactive arts, installations, artist workshops, panel discussions and more.
To help create and present this celebration, Touchstone is putting out the call for volunteers to join the Festival UnBound team.
Volunteer opportunities include assisting with setup, ushering, guiding community/audience members around the festival and acting as a closing ceremony ambassador. According to Touchstone, “Joining the volunteer team offers a great chance to get involved behind-the-scenes with the artists and creators of this one-of-a-kind festival.”
“What gets me so excited is how different aspects of the festival touch on all these parts of Bethlehem — all these different communities and age groups and parts of the history,” said Michael Duck, the festival’s volunteer coordinator. “We are so excited to connect with people from across Bethlehem to bring this all to life.”
To join the team, and to see the list of volunteer opportunities, visit the Festival UnBound website at festivalunbound.com/ volunteer/, or email Michael Duck at [email protected]stone.org
Touchstone Theatre is one of the country’s longest continuously producing ensemble theaters. Festival UnBound is part of Touchstone’s mission of community-building. Other communitybased works include “Don Quixote of Bethlehem,” a street theatricade designed to bridge the gap between the Anglo and Latino cultures; and “Journey From the East,” a two-year project inspired by the growing resident and transient Chinese community in Bethlehem.
For Festival Unbound information and updates, go to festi valunbound.com/contact-us/. To order festival tickets or to purchase a festival pass, visit festival unbound.com or call the Touchstone Box Office at 610-867-1689.
Morning Call Arts & Entertainment Editor Craig Larimer can be reached at 610-310-6928 or at [email protected]
Festival UnBound, Touchstone Theatre’s 10-day festival of original art and community collaboration, is looking helpful individuals to join its team of volunteers for the Oct. 4-13 event. Here, Don Quixote, played by Mark McKenna, heads off toward adventure during the Touchstone Theatre’s traveling production of “Don Quixote of Bethlehem” in 2005.