Auditions and Plays

ACTOne Play Festival: Call For Submissions

Whether you've got a one-act play in the first draft stage or have been working on your masterpiece for years, JM Drama's ACTOne Festival is an opportunity for you to have your play workshopped and produced at the region's most hopping and happening space, The Registry Theatre!

The ACTOne Play Festival, set to take place at The Registry Theatre from June 5-7, 2014, is an opportunity for emerging playwrights to have their work developed, workshopped, and produced. A total of 3 submissions will be selected by a Blind Jury; by submitting your play, you are agreeing to participate in a workshop process to develop the script and prepare it for a community theatre production.

Plays should be at least at the first draft stage, though by no means need to be polished as festival dramaturge Gary Kirkham will work with the selected playwrights to revise and develop their scripts in the months leading up to the Festival.

Submissions can be made via mail to:

ACTOne Play Festival
122 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9

Submissions can also be sent via email to Electronic submissions are encouraged; please include your name and contact info with your submission.

Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2013. For more info, or if you have any questions, contact Sam Varteniuk at 519-745-6565 x1. We will also be putting out calls for directors, stage managers, designers, and actors - please get in touch with us if you're interested in any of those opportunities!

We are looking forward to reading your plays!



Upcoming Production

Our upcoming production will be announced soon.


Audition Schedule


Dracula The Musical

Saturday and Sunday, April 26th and 27th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at:

Impressive Canines
3310 King St. East Unit #1
Kitchener ON N2A 1B3

We are looking to cast actors for the following roles:

Jonathan Harker (young lawyer, fiancee of Mina)
Count Dracula
Mina Murray
Renfield (Draculas servant held in an insane asylum)
Dr. Jack Seward (runs the insane asylum and is courting Lucy)
Lucy Westenra (Minas friend)
Quincey Morris (Texan cowboy - courting Lucy)
Arthur Holmwood (Lucys childhood sweetheart, courting Lucy)
Professor Van Helsing (renowned Vampire expert)
Chorus (includes vampire girls, dockers, nuns, maids, pall beareres, mourners)

Please call to set up an audition time: 519.579.8564

We are looking for a short monologue. A prepared song is acceptable but not required.


For more information, call 519-745-6565


Previous Productions

Since 1983 JM Drama has presented a number of fine presentations.


The Odd Couple (1983)
God's Favourite (1984)
Arsenic and Old Lace (1985)
One Act Plays (1986)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1987)
My Fair Lady (1988)
Canterbury Tales (1988)
Same Time Next Year (1989)
Eight to the Bar (1989)
Jesus Christ Superstar (1990)
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (1990)
Amadeus (1991)
The Return of the Curse of the Mummy's Revenge (1992)
The Royal Cricket of Japan (1993)
Little Shop of Horrors (1993)
The Fantastiks (1994)
Into the Woods (1995)
Twelve Angry Jurors (1995)
Something's Afoot (1996)
Guys and Dolls (1997)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1998)
The Mind with the Dirty Man (1999)
Wait Until Dark (2001)
Snoopy (2001)
5 Women Wearing the Same Dress (2002)
Wallis (2002)
Arsenic & Old Lace (2003)
Annie (2004)
Radio Mysteries (2005)
The Importance of Being Earnest (2006)
Urinetown (2008)
Sweeney Todd (2009)
Cabaret (2010)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2011)
The Producers (2012)


JM Drama's Youth Ensemble - Auditions and Plays

Upcoming Production

To be announced

Previous Productions

The Foursome (2010)
Come Blow Your Horn (2012)