18th Century Interpreters Are Needed

18th Century Interpreters Are Needed for the 239th Anniversary Boston Tea Party Annual Reenactment

Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 pm
Presented by Old South Meeting House and The Boston Tea Party Ships™ & Museum

Join us as Citizens of Boston to help create a colonial atmosphere at our annual Boston Tea Party Reenactment. Portraying Boston’s everyday citizens, you will help transport our guests back in time to a tense meeting in 1773 in a town on the eve of rebellion. This year, we are thrilled to announce the return of the Boston Tea Party Ships™ & Museum! Following our meeting of the Body of the People, you and our audience will proceed to Griffin’s Wharf to witness the Destruction of the Tea firsthand.

The Citizens of Boston are expected to have a thorough understanding of the time period, particularly to the events leading up to the Boston Tea Party. The Citizens of Boston are expected to follow authentic standards for 18th century Eastern Massachusetts clothing. Guidelines for attire and recommendations for additional historical resources will be provided in the confirmation packets.
Attendance at both an All-Cast Meeting and a Dress Rehearsal is REQUIRED of all volunteers.

This year’s program takes place in three parts: the Meeting of the Body of the People at Old South Meeting House, the Procession to Griffin’s Wharf, and the Destruction of the Tea about the Brig Beaver at the Boston Tea Party Ships™ & Museum.

Citizens of Boston will be assigned roles at a station in one of these three areas. Many roles will be stationed outdoors and will require standing. Speaking roles at the meeting and roles aboard the ships are cast separately.

Due to overwhelming interest, space is limited on the Citizens of Boston crew. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST PRE-REGISTER*. Preference will be given to those who have previously volunteered, are local, or have experience with similar events.

Registration for the Citizens of Boston crew begins on Monday, October 1, 2012, and closes on Friday, October 26, 2012. To register, please send an email to info@osmh.org. In the subject line of the
e-mail, please write “Boston Tea Party Volunteer.”

Your email does not guarantee a spot on the Citizens of Boston crew. All accepted volunteers will receive confirmation of their registration and will be required to attend an all-cast meeting on November 3.

In your email, please include: your name, mailing address, any unit affiliation, phone #, and e-mail address. You will receive initial confirmation of your volunteer assignment and further information by email.

*If you are a member of a unit, you must register individually. We cannot guarantee that all members of a unit will be accepted as volunteers, but will try to accommodate those who register by the deadline.
For more information about our Annual Reenactment, please contact Old South Meeting House at info@osmh.org or (617) 482-6439.