Supporting Players

The Volunteer Guild of Flat Rock Playhouse
The Supporting Players were founded in 1993 as a corps of volunteers dedicated to supporting Flat Rock Playhouse and The Vagabond School of the Drama, Inc.. The members of the Supporting Players are willing to donate a bit of their time and resources to involve themselves in some key projects for the benefit of the Playhouse. Anyone with a few hours to spare is welcome. There are no monthly meetings and the organization functions from April through December.


The Guild hosts the annual Dark Night Revue – a FUNraiser to benefit the Playhouse. Activities begin in the spring with a Member reception, committee work continues through the summer, and the guild celebrates their successes with a fall reception and presentation of funds raised to the Playhouse staff and Board.

Dark Night Revue – Annual Fundraiser

This one-night-only event is the Playhouse’s official fundraiser and a joyful collaboration between volunteers and staff. The Supporting Players host a Gourmet Picnic for 300 attendees and an exciting Silent Auction & Raffle. The Playhouse Company produces an evening of performance including music, dance and lots of laughs.  Guests can choose to buy tickets for the picnic and show ($125 or $100) or the performance only ($30) A portion of each ticket is tax deductible.

Since their inception, The Supporting Players have contributed more than $500,000 to the Playhouse. These donations have helped to support the building of the YouTheatre Educational Campus, furnishings for the new Actors’ housing, refrigeration equipment for the dining hall, office furniture, equipment for the graphics department, items for the YouTheatre, and improvements to the sound system.

Consider becoming an underwriter for the Dark Night Revue. Your contribution of $50 or more, either as a business or individual, will greatly help increase the resources available for this important and much needed project. To thank you, you will be invited to be our guest for a special Wine & Dessert Party followed by a dress rehearsal of a fall production.


Audio Descriptive Program

Audio Description (AD) is a verbal commentary that speaks “between the lines” to bring the sets, lighting, costumes, characters and onstage action alive for a visually impaired audience.  All descriptions are delivered live during the performance by volunteers from the AD committee of Supporting Players. The work they do is incredibly rewarding and all training is provided so you can easily become the voice that brings the magic of live theatre to life for the visually impaired.

To become a Supporting Player or an Underwriter for the Dark night Revue print the application on this page and mail along with your payment to:

Supporting Players
P.O. Box 310
Flat Rock, NC 28731

The Spotlighters

The Support Guild for the YouTheatre
The Spotlighters is the support guild for the YouTheatre program. It is comprised mostly of parents, grandparents and students of YouTheatre and perhaps a few others who feel strongly about supporting the growth of children’s theatre. The primary role of Spotlighters is to support the staff and students of YouTheatre in a variety of ways, whether assisting with productions, ushering at YouTheatre performances, selling concessions, hosting cast parties, publicizing events, taking photos of classes and shows, preparing “care packages” and plaques for recent graduates, etc. Spotlighters originated in the Fall of 1994 and operates as a component/committee of The Vagabond School of the Drama, Inc. Membership is open to any person interested in the promotion of YouTheatre and the work of the Spotlighters. Most importantly, Spotlighters serve as “ambassadors to the community.” They tell friends and community members about the program, encouraging them to come to productions.

To Become a Spotlighter print the application on this page and mail along with your payment to:

P.O. Box 310
Flat Rock, NC 28731


At each public performance eight Volunteer Ushers work under the direction of the House Manager to facilitate the comfort of Playhouse Patrons. Assisting with preparing the auditorium, playbills, seating and special needs of Patrons is the primary focus. Ushers arrive one hour before the play begins and stay until the auditorium has been cleared. During the performance Ushers are welcome to take a seat and enjoy the show. The Usher Guild welcomes active volunteers who enjoy people and plays.

To volunteer send name, address and phone to the:

Flat Rock Playhouse Box Office
P.O. Box 310
Flat Rock, NC 28731