Audition Information

Auditions for KWLT shows are open to the public: in general, everyone is welcome to try out for a part in one of our shows. (Note that some shows may have additional requirements, including restrictions on age, gender, etc. of actors.) Non-members who are cast in a KWLT show are expected to purchase a membership; low-cost “production memberships”, which extend through the end of the production’s run, are available for such people.

When auditioning in person, auditions are held either at our theatre (9 Princess Street East in Waterloo) or our rehearsal space (44 Gaukel Street in Kitchener). The specific requirements of a show’s auditions are determined by the production team, but typically consist of:

  • Reading/performing a monologue, and taking direction on your performance.
  • Cold reading an excerpt from the script.
  • For musical productions, singing a prepared song and learning some simple choreography.

Future auditions

Here’s a list of audition dates for shows in our upcoming season. We’ll have more information about each show posted as their audition dates approach.

  • Ali & Ali: The Deportation Hearings, a play by Camyar Chai, Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef; Directed by Diana Lobb — Auditions September 6–8, 2022 (Tuesday-Thursday)
  • Zastrozzi by George F. Walker; directed by Matt Walsh — Auditions February 6–8, 2023 (Monday–Wednesday)
  • March Madness 2023, a competition where multiple production teams bring the same short script to life — Auditions February 25, 2023 (Saturday)
  • Ordinary Days, music and lyrics by Adam Gwon; directed by Gaya Bin-Noon — Auditions March 27–29, 2023