Olean Theatre Workshop


* Do you have time to spare?
* Would you like to support your local theatre?
* Would you like to meet new people?

Come and join us in one of the many different positions available.

Costume Set Painting Make-Up
Stage Crew Set Design Stage Manager
Choreography Props Lighting
Sound Music Direction Set Building
Producing Publicity Sewing
Fund Raising
Send us an email at     info@oleanworkshop.org

with  your name and what positions you might be interested in.

Olean Theatre Workshop’s Committees

Fund Raising Committee – (Business Sponsors)

The Fund Raising Committee spearheads the annual fund raising campaign. The campaign is currently done by sending out a letter to current contributors/ advertisers in the fall so it is timely for season programs. In addition, letters are sent to solicit new pledges for advertisements. The follow-up to the letters will be by phone.

The Membership Committee (Ticket Sales)

The Membership Committee will send and/or distribute season ticket brochures, keep an up-to-date mailing list on computer for newsletters and provide labels and/or help with mailings periodically throughout the year.

Volunteer/Production Committee

The duties of the Volunteer/Production Committee are to recruit volunteers to help with the production of shows, will also maintain a list of those members who have previously volunteered and/or have specific experience.

Costume Committee

The costume committee is responsible for costumes retained by OTW for future productions and will:

        maintain a sign-out  and in sheet for  costumes

        return costumes to storage after use.

Production Selection (Play Selection)

The Production Selection Committee holds a series of meetings on an annual basis that produces a family friendly performance season.

Chair responsibilities: 1) arrange meetings,, 3) order scripts for review, 4) Maintain checkout of scripts and return to all resources (publishers, library, etc.) 5) suggest possible directors for chosen plays

School Relation. Committee

The School Relations Committee is designed to provide communication between all area schools and connect activities where appropriate and coordinates educational outreach efforts in line with OTW educational mission


 Marketing oversees advertising for productions; greatly assists in sponsorship; assists with media (website, posters, flyers, Facebook, Twitter, News release, and Newsletter etc.) as needed.

Building and Grounds

Building & Grounds Committee is the maintenance of all facilities as well as the grounds, to ensure that all buildings and outdoor areas are safe, clean, in good repair and appearance.


Investigate grant opportunities for OTW programming and fill out grant requests

Front of House: 

Responsible for greeting guest, taking tickets, seating, etc.

We are a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization whose theater productions and ongoing maintenance depend upon donations and family involvement both on-stage and off-stage. Our casts and crews draw adults and children from around southwest New York State and northwest Pennsylvania.