Pandemic Projects

Like every other Canadian theatre, we’ve largely been closed for business this past year and more. But the KWLT community has kept on coming together to make art happen. Here’s a few of the things that we’ve been doing during these COVID times.

The Tragedy of Mariam

Our first Black Box Radio project was an audio rendition of Elizabeth Carey’s “The Tragedy of Mariam”, a Tudor-era closet drama. Directed by Diana Lobb, the show made its debut on Midtown Radio in November of 2020.

All Around the Square

Presented in partnership with Create Waterloo and the City of Waterloo, this improvised soap opera series explored the lives and loves of some typical (and not-so-typical) Waterloo denizens.

March Madness logo 2021

March Madness 2021

We weren’t going to let a pandemic stop our 8th annual theatrical competition! This year the teams were given a short silent video to back with audio: dialogue, effects, and soundtrack. The results were pretty wild.

Logo for KWLT's Black Box Radio project

Black Box Radio Workshops

In 2021 we’ve been hosting a series of workshops looking at the skills of audio drama from a variety of roles and perspectives.

Publicity image for "The Devil's Disciple" at KWLT, featuring the Union Jack, the Betsy Ross flag, a wine bottle, and the comedy/tragedy masks.

The Devil’s Disciple

Written by G. B. Shaw and directed by Joe Gull. This audio production of Shaw’s first major theatrical success will be running in the autumn of 2021. More details soon!

Flash Madness

A weekend workshop and tech jam. If you’re interested in audio, video, and the link between them then come play with us on July 9–11!