Viva Voce

If you are interested in performing a story at Viva Voce, just click here to fill out the form and press submit! Our curators hold short interviews, mainly to discuss your story, how you wish to present it, and what you may need from us for support. 

There is no experience required to tell a story at Viva Voce, and remember you can present in any way you wish:  oral storytelling, poetry, dance, theatre performance, singing, music, slide show, paintings, etc. Each instalment has a theme and we just ask that you interpret the theme in your own way and somehow relate your story back to it. Any and all forms of story telling are accepted as we strive for a mix at each event!

Please click here if you are interested in applying! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at

Little Women                                                                                                           

Blue Canoe will be putting on Little Women for our summer production! We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to fill our current openings. If you have any questions about the positions, please contact

Current Positions:


-Vocal Director

Please email gloria.digby@bluecanoe theatrical if you would like to apply for director or vocal director. 

Applications are due March 5th at 5:00pm.

The Last Five Years                                                                                                           

The Juvenis Festival is proud to announce that our Adult Show for 2020 will be THE LAST FIVE YEARS! Applications for production team are now OPEN! If you have any questions about the positions, please contact

Current Positions:

-Assistant Stage Manager

-Lighting Operator  

-Head of Carpentry

-Band auditions

-Head of Props

-Head of Paint

-Front of House

If you are interested in band auditions, please click here.

If you are interested in all other positions, please send a cover letter outlining your experience and interest and a theatre resume to Please include which position(s) you are interested in.

Applications are due March 1st, 2020

Play Series

Interested in learning about working behind the scenes or honing your skills? Then the Juvenis Festival is looking for you! The play series is several plays written and performed by Kingston youth. We are currently looking for production team members to help

Current Opportunities:

-Production team members

Please send in your applications to

Submissions are due March 1st, 2020

Young Storytellers                                                                                                           

Are you interested in applying for a position with Blue Canoe/The Juvenis Festival? We are looking to hire a Director and a Stage Manager for a new project! The project is called Young Storytellers and it involves providing an opportunity for the children of Kingston to audition, rehearse, and perform a play in the Juvenis Festival that will take place in May. The children will be 8 to 13 years of age. 

Current Opportunities:

-Stage crew/helpers - for this position, we are looking for people who are passionate about helping kids grow in the arts. Applicants must be comfortable supervising young children.

Please contact our Education Director Alex at if you are interested in this opportunity to work with Kingston's young actors.

Applications are due March 1, 2020

Storefront Art Gallery                                                                                                         
The Storefront Art Gallery is a way for young visual artists to have their work on display at the Juvenis Festival! We are looking for gallery supervisors whose role includes supervising the gallery, welcoming visitors and keeping track of attendance numbers.

Current Opportunities:

-Gallery Supervisors

If you are interested in being a volunteer or have any questions, please contact

Submissions due April 1st, 2020

Battle of the Bands                                                                                                           
More info coming soon so stay tuned!
KFPL Youth Shorts

Juvenis Festival and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library are teaming up once again to present KFPL Youth Shorts, a film festival to showcase short films made by local youth.  The screening is happening as part of the Juvy's Movies event on Monday, May 4th at the Screening Room. 

KFPL Youth Shorts is open to submissions! We want to show your original short films on the big screen. 

Click here for more information and to review the guidelines!

Submission due April 4th 2020 at 9:00pm

Rapid Reel

Our 48 Hour Film Challenge returns! You will have 48 hours to script, create, film, and edit a short film that runs between 5-6 minutes (credits included!). All footage must be filmed with an Iphone, Android or tablet device. No experience required!

Submissions will be screened at a special Gala screening event at The Juvenis Festival on Monday, May 4th at The Screening Room.  A panel of judges will judge the submissions and finalists will receive a Grand prize (details to come soon!).   

Click here to register and for more details!

Registration due March 7th, 2020 at 11:59pm

Juvenis Volunteers

Volunteers are essential to the Juvenis Festival! We are looking for people who are interested in the arts to help run our events. Positions include ushers, workshop supervisors and art gallery supervisors. All volunteers are able to watch the event they are helping with for FREE! This is a great opportunity for high school students because all volunteer positions can count towards their volunteer hours!

Current Opportunities:


If you are interested in being a volunteer or have any questions, please contact

Submissions due April 1st, 2020