2017 Programming Schedule

Saturday April 29- Sunday May 7

Please Note: Be sure to read the "notices" section in each event description to find out how you can get involved with each project

Homeschooled: The Musical

Disciplines: Theatre/Musical 
Book, Music & Lyrics by Ryan Cowl
Directed by Michael Sheppard

April 29 andApril 30
The Baby Grand Theatre

The first original musical of the Juvenis Festival! A one act show portraying the everyday life of a homeschooled kid, through to graduating college and facing the big "what now?" moments of life. With a cast of 5 and just a piano, this intimate musical uses innovative writing and staging to portray comical themes like the mother/teacher relationship, first kisses, and social media, all set to an original contemporary score.

Notices for Homeschooled:

Viva Voce: Good Vibrations

Disciplines: Music/Literature/Storytelling

Co-presented by Blue Canoe Prodictions
and Good Vibrations Coffeehouse. 

April 29 at 6:00pm
Kingston Community House, 99 York St

A combination of Blue Canoe's youth storytelling coffeehouse and a coffeehouse run by local youth. Goob Vibrations and Viva Voce come together for a night of stories and music, from the voices of youth. 

Notices for Viva Voce: Good Vibrations

  • A call for participants will go out in April

Storefront Art Gallery

Disciplines: Visual Arts/Performance Art

Curated by the Juvenis Festival in partnership with the Union Gallery

Featuring a series curated by Clauda Pawlak

April 30- May 7
Mystery downtown location

Our Storefront Art Gallery returns to a mystery location in downtown Kingston. The art gallery will be facilitated by 2 youth curators: one of which will be recruited in partnership with the Union Gallery, and the other is photographer Claudia Pawlak who will be highlighting artwork and a performance series by LGBTQ youth in the storefront space. The curators will be accepting submissions from local artists between the ages of 13-30.

Notices for the Storefront Gallery 

  • Both the Gallery and the LGBTQ Series will be posting calls forsubmissions soon.

Musiikki Performance Series

Discipline: Music
Curated by Logan Brown and Savannah Shea

April 30- May 4
Musiikki Cafe

This mentorship opportunity will pair one young, budding musician with a professional musician under 30 for a series of 5 different concerts featuring a total of 10 musicians.

Juvy’s Movies

Discipline: Film
A night of movie magic featuring the return of our Rapid Reel, our 48 Film Competition and KFPL Youth Shorts!

In partnership with Reelout Arts Project, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library and the Screening Room

May 1
The Screening Room

Rapid Reel is a 48 Hour Film Challenge that requires teams of youth to write, film, and edit a short movie in only 48 hours! We give you a prop, line from a famous film, and a genre and you make it into an unforgettable film. Movies must be filmed using a phone or tablet device. Submitted films will be screened at the Juvy’s Movies event on May 1 and will be judged by the audience and a panel of guest judges from the film industry who will decide the winner of an exciting top prize.

KFPL Youth Shorts: The Kingston Frontenac Public Library Teen Advisory Group is looking for original short films made by local youth! See your work at a real movie theatre for all of your friends and family to enjoy.

Notices for Juvy's Movies:

  • The 48 hour challenge will take place from Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2. Sign-up information will be released March 1, 2017.
  • Submissions for KFPL Youth Shorts will be made available soon!!

The Poetry Show

Disciplines: Poetry/Creative Writing
Featuring Johnny MacRae

May 2
The Mansion

A Kingston Poetry Collective project, co-presented by Kingston WritersFest. The Poetry Show welcomes Vancouver-based Johnny MacRae and an open mic portion for youth poets, held on Tuesday, May 2. 

Art at the Alibi

Disciplines: Visual Arts/ Music

Month of May
The Alibi Bar and Cafe

A series of artwork by youth from 13-30 will be installed at the Alibi throughout the entire month of May. PLUS, a 19+ Performance Series! On Tuesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 4 youth musicians will perform at the Alibi. We are looking for solo artists to perform! Concerts will begin after 9pm and musicians must be 19 years of age or older.

Notices for Art at the Alibi

  • Call for musicians:  If you would like to apply to perform at the Alibi in our Art at the Alibi series, please submit 2-3 demo tracks to reid@juvenisfestival.ca. We are also available for a live audition upon your request. We will be accepting applications and audition slots until April 2nd! All genres of music are accepted.
  • Call for Artwork coming soon...

Zombie Prom: The Musical

Disciplines: Theatre/Musical 
A Blue Canoe Production
Directed by Jordan Richards

May 3- May 7
The Baby Grand Theatre

Blue Canoe’s all high school musical! This show will feature an all high school cast, crew and band. Zombie Prom is a 1950s horror comic book brought to life as a musical comedy film and then a stage production!

Notices for Zombie Prom


Discipline: Dance
An original dance piece, choreographed and directed by Kay Kenney

May 4- May 7
The Isabel Studio Theatre

This original dance show will in feature a solo by Kay Kenney and a piece featuring cast of local dancers, original music and a rich story. This dance show will play in the the Studio Theatre at the Isabel Bader Centre for 5 performances. 

Notices for UNFAMILIAR:

  • Auditions will be posted soon!
  • Auditions will be heldMarch 5

Battle of the Bands

Discipline: Music
Bringing back our all ages Battle of the Bands!  

May 5
The Ale House

This year we will be accepting 6 bands to play before our our panel of celebrity judges. Each band will be given 20 minutes to perform and will be given feedback from our judges immediately after their set. The winner of this year’s battle will be given a cash prize of $250, a 45 minute set at Poker Run 2017 (August 18-19th) and a free recording session with Stone Harbour Recording sponsored by Y2K 

Notices for the Battle of the Bands

Band Applications:

  • If you wish to apply, submit 2-3 demo tracks to reid@juvenisfestival.ca. We are also available for a live audition upon your request. We will be accepting applications and audition slots until April 2nd! All genres of music are accepted. 

*Please note that we are not accepting solo acts for this event. We encourage solo acts to apply to our Art at the Alibi event for performance opportunities.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Discipline: Theatre
A play series by Kingston's Youth
Executive Producer: Scott Forster

Substance Abuse. Addiction. Poverty. Sexual Assault. Homelessness. Prejudice. Mental Illness. Important issues, from the voice of youth.

May 6 and May 7
Tett Centre Rehearsal Hall

Out of Sight, Out of Mind is a play series created by Scott Forster to uncover the depths of youth issues in the Kingston community. Focusing on issues faced by youth in our contemporary age that typically go unspoken, OSOM has a team of playwrights, devisers, and performers seek out the truth from those involved with these issues first-hand. By reaching out to sources in Kingston, such as shelters, youth groups, and rehabilitation facilities, our team will collect first-hand research to inform and support this series that tell the true stories of youth in the Kingston community.

Notices for Out of Sight, Out of Mind