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Minifest 2013

Contact Info

General Inquiries: Joan Veldman - 519-301-6956 or

Ticket Information: Sue Garner - 226-663-4735 or

Technical Information:
- Pre-Minifest - Ed Williams - 519-475-4722 or
- During Minifest - Norm Northmore

Minifest Entry Form - click here for pdf



From the 401, take exit 222 (Foldens Line) to County Road 6. Continue North to Huron Street, Embro

From Stratford, turn south off Erie Street onto County Road 113. Continue south all the way to Embro

From London, take County Road 2 (Ontario King's Highway) east to County Road 6 (Line 37). Turn north and continue to Huron Street, Embro

Workshop Leader - Mark Mooney

Mark took the Adjudicators Course in 2011 and brings with him thirty years of experience in community theatre and educational theatre as a director, actor and designer. After graduating with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts from the University of Waterloo, he has spent nearly three decades teaching drama at the secondary level and served on the education committees of the Grand Theatre (London ON) and the Teacher Festival Liaison Committee of the Stratford Festival. He has also served on the Boards of community theatre groups, the Western Ontario Drama League and Theatre Ontario. Recently, he has become active in play polishing and offering workshops in acting and directing.


Playwright - Lynda Martens

This is the second time Minifest is using one of Lynda's plays; the first was "The Audition" in 2008. "The Triumphant Embarrassment of Willy Last" was first produced in 2008 in the London One Act Festival (Lynda was on stage at the time and didn't see the production, so Minifest 2013 is the first time she's seeing the play). Writing since 2007, Lynda's first play "Naked in the Kitchen" was produced in the US and published in 2010 (Scirocco Press) after winning the Bloomington Playwright's Project's Reva Shiner award. Her second full-length play "Swing Dance" is being produced by (London Community Players) in Feb 2013, and her third "Run, Father, Run" is in development. Lynda is pumped to see what your theatre can do with this crazy comedy!

Play Synopsis: What will a young man endure for a chance to impress a girl? The irrepressible Willy Last takes the audience on a crazy ride through an embarrassing day of meeting his girl friend Amy's family (mom, dad, brother and grandma) for the first time. Think the Griswolds meet the Fockers meet Modern Family.


Hotel Accommodations
Quality Inn,
580 Bruin Boulevard,
Woodstock, ON N4V 1E5


$99/night (single or double occupancy)
Deadline for group rate: June 28th
Group booking name: Minifest 2013

Alternative Accommodations

Comfort Inn, Ingersoll - 519-425-1100
Super 8, Woodstock - 519-421-4588

Bed & Breakfast:
Miller's Keep - 1-877-897-2108
Sullivan Manor - 519-285-3979
Harrington Hills - 519-475-4376
Just For You - 519-285-5878

The Triumphant Embarrassment of Willy Last - click here for script

Participant Order Form - click here for pdf

Audience Member Order Form - click here for pdf

Schedule of Events - click here for pdf

Program Information Form - click here for pdf

Technical Information

- Lighting, Sound, Communication - click here for pdf
- Set layout - click here for pdf

Saturday Night Banquet

Tickets are $35.00 each. Please use Participant Order Form, or Audience Member Order Form to purchase.

The banquet will be held at The Embro-Zorra Community Centre, 355344 35th Line, Embro, ON N0J 1J0.

6:00pm - 7:00pm - Social Hour
7:00pm - 8:00pm - Dinner
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Workshop Leader's wrap up and Awards Presentation
9:00pm - 1:00am - Dance



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