At the start of the season, we wanted to showcase the people behind the Rep stage in a series we would like to call “Behind the Curtain.” During this weekly series, we will highlight staff members who keep the Arkansas Repertory Theatre running on a daily basis a short Q&A.
With tickets on sale to our first show of the year, Memphis, it seemed fitting to highlight one of the first people you see here at the theatre: our lively Box Office Manager Jeff Roper.
Here is what he to say about his ticket-selling time here at The Rep:
How long you have worked at the Rep: 6 years
Education/training: Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Central Arkansas
How’d you get into the theatre biz: A friend knew Kelly Ford and told me she was looking for a Box Office Manager.
Why your job rocks: So much positive affirmation derived from getting people in to see great shows.
Best work day ever: The night we had The Who tribute band perform
Favorite Rep show you’ve worked on and why: Tommy because the cast was amazing.
One thing people would be surprised about your job: How little we actually see the actors.
Favorite seat in the house: H 7,6
Best job perk: Getting to watch rehearsals and see the show come together.
Be sure to check back every week to get a glimpse at a different member of The Rep staff and buy your tickets to Memphis here!
Have questions about The Rep’s Box Office? Get your questions answered here.