March Madness 2022: Call for Scripts

One night — several teams — one script… and that script could be yours!

March Madness is an annual theatrical competition hosted by the Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre.  Production teams are given a short script one night, audition their actors the next day, and then perform a week later.  It’s a night of theatrical mayhem, with one play seen through some very different artistic lenses.

After our experiment with video dubbing last year, we’re pleased to return to our roots for March Madness 2022. While we’re still waiting on case counts and restrictions to decide on the exact format, we know that we’re going to need a script & we’re now open to submissions.

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • Short: An ideal March Madness script is about 10 minutes long or so.
  • Small: 2-3 characters is ideal, since we don’t know what gathering restrictions will look like in March. Gender neutrality is preferred.
  • Open: The script should permit a wide variety of interpretations, and not be tied down to a specific setting in time or place. Please keep stage directions to a minimum.

We are offering an honorarium of $80 for performance rights to the author of the selected script, along with possibly embarrassing amounts of public recognition.

Use this Google Form to submit your script — submissions received by February 4th will receive full consideration. If you have any questions, email us. And if your interested in participating in March Madness as part of a production team or as an actor, watch this space…

URGENT: Call for play proposals

KWLT is planning to get back on stage in February and is looking for the right Director and play to bring us back to the Black Box!

We are now looking for proposals for full length plays that can be planned and mounted in 14 weeks! Due to current safety protocols in place for COVID 19 only shows with a cast size under 5 will be considered. This will be KWLT’s first full-length production on stage in nearly two years, and we’re committing to make it a great one. If you’ve got an idea for a show and you’re prepared to hit the ground running, we want to work with you.

Fill out the proposal form with as much information as you can. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Artistic Director. Proposals will be accepted until Monday, November 1.

The production schedule is:

  • Auditions: November 22–26, 2021
  • Tech Weekend: January 28–30, 2022
  • Performances: February 3–5, 10–12, 17–19, 2022

Want to direct a play but don’t have one? Contact the Artistic Director for ideas at

Call for projects: Black Box Radio

As we eagerly await the chance to reopen our theatre, KWLT is looking for online theatrical projects to present during the spring and summer of 2021. We’re primarily looking for audio pieces, and our preference is for works in the public domain (or otherwise free of formal royalties). However, if you’ve got an idea for a piece that’s available under license, or something with video components as well as audio, we’re open to being convinced!

What we’re looking for: An idea for an audio production, complete with script and a production team (director, production manager, technical director). Please also include at least a sense of what you might need in terms of support: equipment, expertise, or other resources. We’ll be supporting your project with our theatre’s fabulous volunteer pool and our technical and financial resources.

If you’re interested in submitting a project for consideration, fill out this form — the last page will ask for a digital copy of the script, so make sure you have that handy (and if you don’t, let us know how we can find the script.) Direct any questions to the Executive Producer. Applications received by April 26th will receive full consideration; we hope to make our decisions by May 14th.

The spring/summer 2021 phase of Black Box Radio is supported by a Tier 2 grant from the City of Kitchener, for which we are most grateful!