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Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre
9 Princess St. E., Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2H4
January 5th. 2021
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
For Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre, The Show Will Go On…Eventually!
Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre announced today that it has received a grant for over $15,000 from the COVID-19 Arts Sustainability and Recovery Fund administered by the Kitchener Waterloo Community Foundation (KWCF) through The Lyle S. Hallman Fund. KWLT will use the grant for renovations to its theatre building to prepare for an eventual, safe re-opening.
The COVID-19 Arts Sustainability and Recovery Fund, announced in November, 2020, provides $250,000 as a one-time initiative to support small and medium-sized arts organizations and collectives. KWLT is one of 21 recipients of grants from the fund.
Founded in 1935, KWLT is entirely volunteer run. Its theatre space, at 9 Princess Street East in Waterloo, has been closed to the public since the beginning of the pandemic. With their original building destroyed by fire in 2002, KWLT rebuilt and reopened their theatre in 2009. They will use the funds to upgrade the theatre’s heating and ventilation systems and install additional protection for patrons and volunteers. This will allow for an eventual safe opening of the space.
While their physical theatre has been closed, KWLT has shifted to online productions. The first episode of their Black Box Radios series, Elizabeth Carey’s “The Tragedy of Mariam,” was released on-line in partnership with Midtown Radio on November 1st. KWLT will be presenting two on-line workshops on how to create virtual theatre in January 2021: a Q & A with professional voice actor and long time KWLT volunteer Graham Yeates, and a session with Eduardo Soto-Falcon of Pilgrim Falcon Productions, film-maker, screenwriter and sound designer. More Black Box Radio Workshops as well as other online activities are planned for first quarter 2021.
For more information contact:
Diana Lobb, Communications Director: email@example.com
Monica Maika, Executive Producer: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Last Resort
Written by Norm Foster
Music by Leslie Arden
Directed by Elizabeth Munz
No one and nothing is as it seems…
A big city restaurant owner running from the mob arrives in the last place on earth he thinks they’ll find him – a hotel in rural Saskatchewan. But someone there wants him dead. Is it one or both of the identical twin sisters? The couple on their second honeymoon? The crazy hotel proprietress? The flirtatious poet? The agent assigned to protect him? Or the mysterious piano player that hardly says a word? Can you figure out whodunit?
For more information about the show, the characters, and the process, please see the audition information sheet available at KWLT.org
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Western Ontario Drama League
“East of Berlin” was selected to be KWLT’s entry into the WODL festival, and won best production. We couldn’t be more proud of the hard work our cast and crew put into this fantastic production.
- Special Adjudicator Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role: Christine Di Rosa as Sarah, East of Berlin, Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre – awarded
Special Adjudicator Award for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role: Matt Mustin as Hermann, East of Berlin, Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre – nominated
Special Adjudicator Award for Best Visual Production: East of Berlin, Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre – nominated
Special Adjudicator Award for Outstanding Performance in a Major Role: Greg Allen as Rudi, East of Berlin, Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre – awarded
- Special Adjudicator Award of Merit #3: Peter Aitchison, East of Berlin, Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre for minimalistic lighting – awarded
Special Adjudicator Award for Best Production: East of Berlin, Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre – awarded
Western Ontario Drama League
Our out of festival adjudicated show “The December Man” was a huge success
- The Audrey Vale Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in a Major Role: Susan Williams, Kathleen Fournier, The December Man – nominated
- The Theatre Sarnia Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in a Major Role: Scott Cooper, Benoit Fournier, The December Man – nominated
- The Harry Bolton Memorial Award for Outstanding Direction: Diana Lobbb, The December Man – nominated