Work With Us
Want to volunteer at the Odyssey? Join Us!
We rely on volunteers to make our work possible. The majority of them collaborate with front of house staff to ensure our patrons have an outstanding experience. All volunteers are compensated for their work with an opportunity to see the Odyssey production for which they volunteer and invite friends for preview performances.
Front of House Staff
Volunteer usher duties include scanning tickets, tearing tickets and directing patrons to their seats. Ushers may also be asked to meet and greet patrons, help stuff programs, distribute programs and direct patrons to various lobb
Volunteering at the Odyssey is a great way to get involved behind the scenes and provide vital support to the theatre. Production volunteers are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility and have the opportunity to work closely with Odyssey staff and artists. We have a limited number of production volunteer positions for people who are able to commit to a regular weekly schedule. Positions include set building and painting, hanging lights, sewing costumes, and sound, light and backstage crew for a production.
If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please call 310-477-2055 ext. 2 or ext. 7 or email [email protected]. If there is a good match between your interests and the theatre’s needs, we will schedule an interview.
Please include in your email:
Reason for wanting to volunteer and areas of interest.
Submit to: [email protected]
Internships for undergraduate students
Be an Odyssey intern
In partnership with Los Angeles County Arts & Culture internship program the Odyssey offers a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students who are pursuing careers in professional theatre. These are paid internships that are awarded for a ten-week period starting in June and ending in August.
What is the Los Angeles County Arts & Culture Internship Program?
In 2000, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established the Arts Internship Program, which provides internships for nonprofit performing, presenting, film, media, literary and municipal arts organizations as a companion program to the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program, which provides internships to museums and visual arts organizations. The purpose of the County’s program is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience working in nonprofit arts organizations.
A promising partnership with Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy
The Odyssey is proud of its strong legacy of student outreach and engagement and to breaking down barriers to ensure access and equality for all. The theatre is dedicated to reaching at-risk youth and working collaboratively with young student artists many of whom are pursuing the dream of an arts education on their own, the majority receiving financial aid.
Started in 2008 the Odyssey and LACC Theatre Academy teachers, designers and students have collaborated on five productions including three world premieres. These shows are performed during the week for students and opened up for the public for evening performances during a two-week residency. The residency includes student actors, designers and crew.
A Women’s Eye a movement-based piece conceived and performed by Chie Saito, Fulya Diner and Kate Whitney
Bloody Red Heart adapted from a collection of essays edited by Amy Goldwasser
Untitled Warhol Project a devised stage work conceived by the students at LACC Theatre Academy, director Leslie Ferreira and Theatre Movement Bazaar.
Two productions by Stephen Adly Gurgis
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Our Lady of 121st Street
If you have questions about the program, please contact Beth Hogan at [email protected]
City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, NEA, Doug Hammond, Nonie Lann, Nancy Pine, Bonnie Nakasuji