44 Gaukel St

Kafka’s Dick information session

Join director Christena Jackson ahead of the upcoming auditions, which run from Jan 21-23. Christena will introduce the play, its characters, and her vision for the play. You’ll also get a peek at the set and the script and have an opportunity to ask questions.

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Call for actors: Play workshopping series

Thanks to everyone who came out for auditions! Keep an eye out for information about the showcase on August 19.

KWLT is pleased to bring you a bite-sized summer theatre experience, working with local playwright Derek Czajkowski, director Amy MacDonald, and Asst. Director/SM Simon Anthony to workshop Derek’s three plays Confessional, Pub Night, and Coffee. 

You’ll work with Derek, Amy, and Simon at Gaukel on July 29, August 5, and August 12 to refine these three plays and present them as a staged reading to a live audience at 9 Princess St. E on August 19. It’s a great opportunity for anyone who loves working on a collaborative theatre project, who wants to try something new, or who just can’t wait until auditions for The Funeral to End All Funerals to get back up on stage. 

We’re looking for at least six actors between the three plays, and you’ll spend your time working with all three creative leads. Bring a prepared monologue or use one we provide. We’re looking for people who can adapt to direction, so your monologue doesn’t need to be memorized.

Auditions will be held from 12-5pm on Sunday Jul 23, 2023 at 44 Gaukel St. in downtown Kitchener. Sign up at our Google form. Walk-ins welcome!

See the show page for more about the creative team and the plays.

Auditions: Ordinary Days

KWLT’s final main stage for this season is Ordinary Days, a sung-through musical about finding beauty in everyday life and human connection in the aftermath of tragedy. Come audition for us!

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Auditions: Ordinary Days

KWLT’s final main stage for this season is Ordinary Days, a sung-through musical about finding beauty in everyday life and human connection in the aftermath of tragedy. Come audition for us!

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Auditions: Ordinary Days

KWLT’s final main stage for this season is Ordinary Days, a sung-through musical about finding beauty in everyday life and human connection in the aftermath of tragedy. Come audition for us!

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Auditions: Ordinary Days

KWLT’s final main stage for this season is Ordinary Days, a sung-through musical about finding beauty in everyday life and human connection in the aftermath of tragedy. Come audition for us!

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Auditions: Zastrozzi

A Play by George F. Walker
Directed by Matt Walsh

Something between a melodrama and a comedy of immoral ideas, Zastrozzi is violent, witty, and pitiless (much like its namesake). This action-packed exploration of the nature and cost of revenge shines with Walker’s brilliant dialogue.

This production will be presented en masque, with actors wearing half-masks. This is a combat-heavy show, with all characters involved in violence at one point or another; most roles must be able to engage in swordplay. (Previous experience with stage combat is not necessary.)

Audition process

Auditions will be held at 44 Gaukel St. Kitchener — use the entrance closer to the parking lot.

We ask that actors come prepared with a brief (1 minute or less) monologue; monologues will be available at the auditions if you are unable to prepare something, but bringing your own is strongly recommended. You may be asked to deliver your monologue in a different style.  

You will also be given an excerpt from the script from which to read; these sides can be made available in advance by contacting the production team at zastrozzi@kwlt.org

Additionally, each actor will participate in a physical exercise as part of a group. These will be held at the half-hour (7:30, 8:30, and 9:30) each evening; you can take part in the session either before or after your reading audition, whichever is more convenient.

Your total time at the audition may be 30 minutes. In order to ensure you have time to study the scripts, we ask that actors arrive a bit early. We may request callbacks of actors under consideration for certain roles, which would take place on Friday February 10th.

See the call for more information about the auditions and the production.

Auditions: Zastrozzi

A Play by George F. Walker
Directed by Matt Walsh

Something between a melodrama and a comedy of immoral ideas, Zastrozzi is violent, witty, and pitiless (much like its namesake). This action-packed exploration of the nature and cost of revenge shines with Walker’s brilliant dialogue.

This production will be presented en masque, with actors wearing half-masks. This is a combat-heavy show, with all characters involved in violence at one point or another; most roles must be able to engage in swordplay. (Previous experience with stage combat is not necessary.)

Audition process

Auditions will be held at 44 Gaukel St. Kitchener — use the entrance closer to the parking lot.

We ask that actors come prepared with a brief (1 minute or less) monologue; monologues will be available at the auditions if you are unable to prepare something, but bringing your own is strongly recommended. You may be asked to deliver your monologue in a different style.  

You will also be given an excerpt from the script from which to read; these sides can be made available in advance by contacting the production team at zastrozzi@kwlt.org

Additionally, each actor will participate in a physical exercise as part of a group. These will be held at the half-hour (7:30, 8:30, and 9:30) each evening; you can take part in the session either before or after your reading audition, whichever is more convenient.

Your total time at the audition may be 30 minutes. In order to ensure you have time to study the scripts, we ask that actors arrive a bit early. We may request callbacks of actors under consideration for certain roles, which would take place on Friday February 10th.

See the call for more information about the auditions and the production.

Auditions: Zastrozzi

A Play by George F. Walker
Directed by Matt Walsh

Something between a melodrama and a comedy of immoral ideas, Zastrozzi is violent, witty, and pitiless (much like its namesake). This action-packed exploration of the nature and cost of revenge shines with Walker’s brilliant dialogue.

This production will be presented en masque, with actors wearing half-masks. This is a combat-heavy show, with all characters involved in violence at one point or another; most roles must be able to engage in swordplay. (Previous experience with stage combat is not necessary.)

Audition process

Auditions will be held at 44 Gaukel St. Kitchener — use the entrance nearer to the parking lot.

We ask that actors come prepared with a brief (1 minute or less) monologue; monologues will be available at the auditions if you are unable to prepare something, but bringing your own is strongly recommended. You may be asked to deliver your monologue in a different style.  

You will also be given an excerpt from the script from which to read; these sides can be made available in advance by contacting the production team at zastrozzi@kwlt.org

Additionally, each actor will participate in a physical exercise as part of a group. These will be held at the half-hour (7:30, 8:30, and 9:30) each evening; you can take part in the session either before or after your reading audition, whichever is more convenient.

Your total time at the audition may be 30 minutes. In order to ensure you have time to study the scripts, we ask that actors arrive a bit early. We may request callbacks of actors under consideration for certain roles, which would take place on Friday February 10th.

See the call for more information about the auditions and the production.