March Madness 2019

KWLT's ultimate theatrical competition, now in its sixth year! One night only, several production teams present their vision of a short script... that they've only had for a week. With the audience voting for their favourite and an adjudicator giving out awards, this event has become the can't-miss show of the KWLT season.

Call for actors: If you're looking for a quick theatrical hit, then this opportunity is for you!  Auditions for this year's March Madness event take place on Saturday, March 23 from noon to 4pm at the theatre (9 Princess St. East).  Actors are auditioned on a walk-in basis.  You're welcome to prepare a monologue or else deliver one of the monologues provided. You'll find out whether you've been cast and by which team later that evening, and then you've got a week until the event on the 30th.

(Mandatory dates: all actors and production team members are expected to be available in the evening of March 29th for tech rehearsals as well as all day on the 30th. The strike may continue on the afternoon on the 31st, depending on how late the night goes.)


Call for teams: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at putting on a play? Are you an experienced director or stage manager who'd like to run a show but can't commit to months of preparation time? Are you just looking for something fun to do for a week in March?

If the answer to ANY of these questions is "yes", then March Madness is what you've been waiting for!

KWLT's ultimate theatrical competition is looking for production teams, consisting of a director and a stage manager plus any other back- and off-stage crew you might want. You'll get your script on March 22th and audition for your cast on the 23th, with performances and adjudication on the 30rd.

Intrigued? Write to us at to sign on or with any questions. 

Please register by Monday, March 11th to secure your team’s spot in the competition; please let us know who’s on your production team, their roles, and what you hope to get out of this experience.

Don't have a team but you want to participate? Email us ( ) anyway and we will match you to a team in need of your skills. Please include what role(s) you are interested in.




Event Date(s): 

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 20:00