Auditions and Plays

JM Drama Alumni - Call for Play Proposals

JM Drama Alumni is committed to providing opportunities for actors, production designers, and crew to further their skills and indulge their love of theatre by presenting two community theatre productions each year.

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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 Dramas ACTOne Festival is an opportunity for writers from the Waterloo Region and surrounding area to have a one-act play workshopped and produced at the regions most hopping and happening space, The Registry Theatre!

The ACTOne Play Festival, set to take place at The Registry Theatre from June 9-11, 2016, is an opportunity for emerging playwrights to have their work developed, workshopped, and produced. A total of 3 submissions will be selected by a 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 or staged reading.

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 20, 2015. 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 youre interested in any of those opportunities!

We are looking forward to reading your plays!

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Upcoming Production

JM Drama presents:
Next to Normal

Thursday, August 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 at 7:30pm


Tickets in Advance: $22 General, $18 Students/Seniors, $5 eyeGO
At the Door: $25 General, $20 Students/Seniors, $5 eyeGO

Available online or by phone at 519-578-1570.

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Audition Schedule

Audition Notice

Lightning Banjo Productions is auditioning for the 2015-2016 season

Auditioning men and women (ages 16+) for various roles in:

Charlotte's Web and Cinderella CEO

Actors will be paid an honourarium

Auditions held September 14 & 15


The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St

Please prepare a contemporary monologue (2 minute maximum) and bring a recent photograph and resume (if you have one)

Email to book an audition time

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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)
All in the Timing (2013)
Dracula, The Musical (2014)


JM Drama's Youth Ensemble - Auditions and Plays

Upcoming Production

To be announced

Previous Productions

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