2017 Auditions

Join our exciting festival and sign up for auditions today!

OutFest is an annual LGBTQ+ arts festival celebrating LGBTQ+ characters and stories through theatre, dance, music, and various art forms. We are an inclusive festival, creating opportunities for all of those living in Waterloo Region. OutFest takes place over four days in September at The Registry Theatre in Kitchener. Ont. We are currently looking for actors to fill various roles.

When: Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 24th

Time: 7pm - 9pm

Where: 44 Gaukel Street Kitchener Ont.

Process: Fill out the audition form above. After submitting your form, we will contact you about your assigned time slot based on your availability and on a first come-first serve basis.  

Actors please come prepared with a 1-2 minute monologue. Actors may be asked to read from a play or from several plays. Actors may be cast in more than one play should they accept and would need to plan accordingly.

*You do not need to have previous acting experience to be involved*.

Singers please come prepared with a musical piece that is in your range and that you feel comfortable with.


Rent: “Seasons of Love”, “Another Day,” “Will I?”

This season we will be presenting three songs from the musical Rent. Each person cast will perform in all three numbers. 

Roles: We are seeking 5-6 singers and dancers

*Those performing in the musical numbers may also be cast in 1 Act Plays if they choose *  



 Written by Scarlet Fountain

Description: In rural northern Ontario, Terrence is an aged librarian suffering in secret from the onset of HIV. Ophelia, a young intersex woman from 1906 documented her life and struggles in a diary. In 1980, Ophelia’s body is unearthed, her diary discovered by Jonathan, a young and curious boy. These two stories interweave as Terrence begins rewriting the contents of the journal to protect Jonathan, but her story is a little too close to his own for comfort.

Roles: Looking for 6-8 actors/actresses of different ages, lots of roles available.



Written by Mikhal Strange  

Description: Riddled with humor, What Lies Beneath explores the experience of transitioning from Female to Male. The piece is layered with mental health issues, parenting struggles and questioning gender and sexuality norms.

Roles: Seeking  4-5 actors/actresses.



Written by Keith Hazzard

Description: A man stands centre stage with nothing more than his cell phone. Who is he calling? Who is Mahmoud?  What does it mean?  

Roles: Looking for one actor.

If you are interested in being involved as either an actor in one of the one-act plays or a singer/dancer in the musical numbers please download and fill out the form below. Submit using the button on the form or send to outfest@page1.productions and we will schedule you an audition date and time. 


Sunday June 11th, 2017

Production Meeting + Read Through

This will allow everyone involved in this year’s festival the chance to meet, complete necessary paperwork, meet their director and cast, etc.  

Sunday August 13th, 2017

Walk Through + Read Through + BBQ

This will not be a set or prop intensive day. We will have a walk/read through of the entire show, and a BBQ and social event will follow afterwards.

September 10th -12th, 2017 

 *TECH TIME - LOAD IN, Q2Q etc. *

Schedule TBD and released at a later date.

September 14th, 15th, 16th  


Thursday September 28th

 Impact17 Performance