Get Involved


Interested in becoming an usher?

Want to get involved at the Kitchen and see shows for free? Fill out our usher form and start stuffing! Ushering for the Kitchen is a fun, free way to get involved and fill an important role.

We're looking for people who can:

  • distribute programs

  • will be comfortable using ticket scanners

  • are comfortable directing patrons

  • demonstrate a warm, welcoming and personable attitude

  • ability to redirect patrons entering too early or from getting lost around theater

Must be able to:

  • arrive at least 45 minutes before your designated show time

  • stay after the show to make sure that the theater is clean and cleared out

Please complete the form to become an official Kitchen Theatre usher.

*Usher shifts are shared through

*Shifts are selected by you and you are able to make adjustments, or sign up for additional shifts, as desired.

*Email alerts will inform you of new sign-up opportunities in our Kitchen Sink series and other special events.


VoLunteer Today

The Kitchen Theatre Company would not be able to present the first-class theatre you see on stage without the help, generosity, and dedication of our talented volunteers. They usher patrons, fold newsletters, act as community ambassadors, and so much more.

If you are invested in joining the volunteer team, please email or call 607.272.0403. After all it takes a village!

Professional Development Program:

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Trainee Program

Fellows and Trainees, June 2019

Fellows and Trainees, June 2019

Young people ages 18-24 years of age, with a high school diploma or equivalent are given first time work experience and knowledge on multiple disciplines of technical theatre and front of house activities.

Successful applicants work 15-20 hours a week for an hour wage, performing duties related to customer service, opening and closing of the theatre, computerized ticket sales, lighting, sound, and other technical aspects of theatre.

Join the highly motivated, team-oriented staff of Kitchen Theatre Company in this entry-level job program. Apply Today!

Resident Professional Fellowship Program

Kitchen Theatre Company’s (KTC) Resident Fellowship Program is committed to training future generations of theater professionals. At the Kitchen, the fellows play a vital role in the production and administration process and are mentored by members of the staff. KTC fellows have gone on to MFA programs and to professional theater careers throughout the United States.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Season. We will begin accepting applications for 2020-2021 in March 2020.

The Kitchen Theatre Company’s Professional Training and Development Programs are made possible through the generous support of:

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Kitchen Theatre Company holds Equity Principal Auditions in Ithaca. Members of Actors Equity Association should check with AEA for announcements of EPAs and make appointments to be seen by emailing

Play Submission Guidelines

Kitchen Theatre Company accepts submissions from agencies in the United States‚ Canada‚ and the UK. Unsolicited submissions from writers without agents will NOT be accepted, unless the writer lives within a 50 mile radius of the theatre. We accept full scripts only — no queries‚ summaries‚ or sample pages‚ please.

The Kitchen Theatre Company is committed to contributing to the field of American theater by producing new plays. KTC seeks plays that complement our mission of creating bold, intimate, and engaging theater. Send submissions to

Kitchen Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to represent individuals from all walks of life in its workforce. We want our employment community to be a representation of the diverse world we live in. As such, we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply, and we ensure that every candidate who applies for a position at Kitchen Theatre Company is treated equally and fairly without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status and any other factor prohibited by law. We believe diversity in our teammates is paramount to our success as a not-for-profit theatre serving all communities in Tompkins County and beyond.