The countdown is on, our Festival announcements are only weeks away which means it’s time to plan your Festival Fun Week in Guelph. As you know, Festival is being co-hosted by Guelph Little Theatre and Elmira Theatre Company with the theme of Spotlight on Sharing, as this is a cooperate effort between the two groups.
For anyone who has not attended Festival before, you are in for a week of fantastic shows, new friendships and memories that will stay with you until the next years Festival.
year WODL member groups choose whether they wish their show to be adjudicated and if they will be entered as an in-Festival, or an out-of-Festival, entry. A group entering in-Festival is indicating their willingness to go to Festival and remount their play there. Groups entering out-of-Festival are indicating that their production is not available for presentation at the Festival. From this initial process, five productions are chosen to participate in the week-long Festival, which is held in a different member town each year.
A second adjudicator evaluates these shows and selects individuals and productions to receive awards for acting, directing, and stagecraft. The 16 sponsored awards are presented at a Banquet and Ball on the closing Saturday evening to which all members, their friends, the public and media are invited.
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represents WODL by participating in the Theatre Ontario Festival during the May long weekend with other companies who represent their regions of Ontario.
Whether you are attending as part of an in-Festival group, an out-of-Festival group, or coming to take part in an exciting week of theatre, we have lots in store. Check out our WODL Festival 2019 website at
for information on our workshop leaders, adjudicators and ticket information. We’ll also post news on our Contenders once announcement have been made on February 17th. And join our social media groups on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for information and updates during Festival week.
Not only do we have some educational opportunities for you in our workshops; bring your favourite yoga attire and Zen Out in Yoga classes. And you can wear your favourite PJs to Saturday morning Cartoons and Cereal.
We’ll also have a one page guide for you when you arrive with a list of great restaurants, shopping venues and places of interest so you can get to know the City of Guelph at its finest.
So what do you do next?