�We had a sound system up there and I was working it one night and the (theatre�s) resident sound engineer came to one of our shows,� Mr Fry said.
�He saw what I was doing and asked if I would like to come and have a look at what they had, which interested me because I didn�t know enough about it.
�When I got here, I was thrown in the deep end with the lighting and I�ve learned how to do it and I love it.�
He said the work was creative and not something he would have thought to try.
�It�s not something that�s frightening; it�s something that�s actually rewarding,� he said.
�As soon as I got here (five years ago) I was made to feel welcome. In fact, they gave me my own cup.�
In his diverse role, Mr Fry helps to build sets, paint and was once commissioned to make a washing machine dance across the stage.
The maintenance group, which meets each Wednesday from 9.30am to about 1pm, is in need of volunteers with DIY skills.
�We�ve lost a couple of (men) and we want to build our numbers up. We�re looking for people that might be retired and looking for something to do,� he said.
The Wanneroo Repertory put on four plays and six musicals each year.
�There�s always plenty to do,� he said.
�There�s just a sense of achievement and it�s very much appreciated.�
Volunteer Lorretta Gibbs tried her hand at a minor role on stage before finding a love for helping backstage.
�I�ve been doing that for abut 15 years, working backstage and making props, which is my favourite thing,� she said.
�It�s very interesting for somebody who hasn�t actually done anything in the theatre, just seeing all the stuff that goes on behind, even just seeing all of the lights.�
Those interested in volunteering with the group can call Mr Fry on 0419 838 414 or 9404 6971.