The Silver Stage program by Stray Dog Theatre will present an annual production, featuring a cast of actors exclusively over the age of 60 years old and a production team largely composed of professional and pre-professional young adult artists. The inaugural production will be William Shakespeare’s The Tempest in May 2018. Silver Stage hopes to provide the experience of theatre to senior citizens, regardless of ability, age, experience, or background, and create a network of mature performers who can become an active and vibrant part of our theatre community for years to come.

First rehearsal: February 3, 2018. Rehearsals are 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturdays. Tech rehearsals will take place in the evenings, April 28 – May 4. Rehearsals and performances take place at Tower Grove Abbey, 2336 Tennessee Avenue, St. Louis, MO, 63104. Attendance requirements at rehearsals is dependent on position.

Performances: Opens May 5, 2018 and closes May 6, 2018. Three performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 5 at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday, May 6 at 2 pm.

Silver Stage Program Director: Robert M. Kapeller

Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Props Designer
Sound Designer
Run Crew
Deck Crew
Costume Crew
Sound Board Operator
Light Board Operator
Company Manager

* All positions are unpaid

Send resume and cover letter to College internship and high school service hours can be arranged.

Stray Dog Theatre has been engaging and entertaining audiences in St. Louis for nearly 15 years. Stray Dog’s diverse selection of classic plays, rollicking musicals, and everything in between attracts people from all walks of life and brings us all together for the communal experience of telling a story. Housed in the historic Tower Grove Abbey, we invite our audiences to sit, stay, play, and enjoy all kinds of creative and immersive theatrical events.

SDT is always interested in new volunteers. Please contact us at if interested.


Stray Dog Theatre offers an internship program for young theatre professionals and college students interested in theatre. Intern responsibilities vary based on interest and necessity; past interns have focused on scenic art, carpentry, lighting, costume design, production management, stage management, business, directing, and countless combinations of these elements. Our internship program aims to develop well rounded, confident, and hardworking young people and prepare them for a career in theatre.

Internships are unpaid, but college course credit can be arranged. Interns are selected on a show-by-show basis. For more information or to apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Robert at