- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 30, 2003

Theater fans who think they can make a go of the usher's life may use the contacts below:

Paid positions

• John F. Kennedy Center For the Performing Arts:2700 F St. NW. Pays $50 a performance, with a three-hour minimum. The number of ushers needed for each event varies with the size of the event. 202/416-8000 or e-mail to [email protected]

• National Theatre: 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Paid ushers only. Call Head Usher Beverly Ruffin at 202/628-6161 or e-mail [email protected]

Volunteer jobs

• Arena Stage: 1101 Sixth St. SW. Ushers undergo training, so send e-mail to [email protected] to be contacted this spring for summer and fall training sessions. 202/554-9066, ext. 234. Usher site at www.arenastage.com/about/ushers/index.shtml

• Dance Place: 3225 8th St. NE. Nicole Pouliot, usher coordinator. 202/269-1600.

• Shakespeare Theatre: Administrative offices at 516 8th St. SE. Faye Ingram, group and volunteer services manager, at 202/547-3230, ext. 2311 or e-mail to [email protected]

• Signature Theatre: 3806 South Four Mile Run, Arlington. Ryan Jones, 703/820-9771 or e-mail [email protected]

• Source Theatre Company: 1835 14th St. NW. Call 202/462-1073 or e-mail to [email protected]

• Studio Theatre: 1333 P St. NW. Solomon HaileSelassie, house manager, at 202/232-2767 or e-mail to [email protected]

• Theatre J, the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center: 1529 16th St. NW. Contact Caitlin Barile at 202/777-3229 or e-mail to [email protected]

• Warner Theatre: 13th Street between E and F streets NW. Call 202/628-1818 or see the Web site at www.warnertheatre.com/volunteer.htm.

• Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts: 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Call the Filene Center at 703/255-1800 or the Barns at 703/938-2404.

Patrick Butters

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