2023 Submissions, Applications, and Auditions!

Why Hello There! If you are on this page maybe you want to submit a play to our festival? You are in the right place! We are currently looking for plays that are approximately 30 minutes or less for the festival. If you have one then drop us a line. We are looking for anything and everything! Drama, comedy, farce, dramedy, tragedy, clown shows, puppet shows, you name it and we will consider it.

Our focus with this festival is local and community stories, so the more oriented your show is to that idea in some capacity the better!


Auditions will take place at The Guelph Little Theatre, 176 Morris Street, Guelph during mid-April 2023. Dates to be announced soon. More information can be found here on our Auditions page.

Director/Playwright submissions

There are three different avenues depending on what you are submitting:

  • If you are wanting to direct (but have now show in mind) click HERE
  • Are you submitting as a director with a play they want to direct? Click HERE
  • Are you submitting as someone who wrote a play! Click HERE

Festival Production team Positions!

We cannot run our festival without an amazing crew of talented and dedicated people. Currently, we are looking for the following positions to make this festival happen. IF you are interested in being a part of our team and helping us make the 2023 Ward One Acts amazing then drop us an application! Just click HERE to read the job specifications!

Currently looking for:

  • Festival Stage Manager
  • Festival Assistant Stage Managers
  • Festival Set Designer
  • Festival Sound Designer
  • Festival Costume Designer
  • Head of Carpentry
  • Head Electrician (Lighting)
  • Head of Audio
  • Head of Props
  • Head of Paint

General Volunteers!

We are always willing to accept help, so if you are just wanting to be a part of a team without a specific role, send admin@wardoneacts.ca an email! Let us know your availability over May, June, and July and what areas you are interested in. Please be as specific as possible…we want to get you where you’d have the best experience.

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