Joining Production Ottawa

The below is an excerpt from the recent editorial about the future of Production Ottawa. This is the section that briefly outlines what we’re looking for and how you can get in contact to talk about getting involved. If you’re interested in getting involved, send us an email to volunteer©productionottawa•com. We will get back to you as soon as we’re able with more information or to set up a time to chat.


If you believe in what Production Ottawa represents and what it can do for the local theatre community, if the coverage Production Ottawa provides benefits you, or will benefit you in the future,we need you to get involved in making it possible for it to continue.

Primarily, we need people who are able to commit three or four hours a month, mostly working from home (or wherever) on the website. The kinds of things that need doing:

  • maintaining the event calendar and ensuring it’s kept thorough and up to date. It will generally see a major update two or three times a year, with additional work adding info that’s emailed in.
  • maintain updates and presence on Twitter and Facebook. All tweets are generally pre-scheduled every week and Facebook posts go up whenever articles do.
  • preparing and updating preview articles (show pages) for upcoming and currently running shows.

Second, we need writers/contributors who want to write articles about things going on in within the community and who can commit to submitting one article every month or two. Season launches, parties, other cool events, or anything else that might interest people.

Third, we need writer/reviewers who can commit to seeing and writing about at least one to two shows a month (within our established review guidelines). Please ask about this only if you’re as willing to call out what doesn’t work in a show as you are willing to give it praise.

Just to repeat the standard volunteer disclaimer, these are not paid positions. Your reward for working with Production Ottawa is primarily in the satisfaction that you’ve helped support the local theatre scene. Plus, occasional comps to shows.

If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved and helping this city get the coverage it deserves, email volunteer©productionottawa•com