John Dowson Co-Director
Kayla has been kicking around the acting industry for 24 years now. She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from the University of Windsor, and is a member of ACTRA. Most notably, Kayla portrayed the Tooth Fairy in Pizza Hut's latest ad campaign, in which she selfishly pockets $5 meant for a child in order to buy herself a delicious pie. Selected theatre: "Nora Helmer" in A Doll's House, "3rd Actress" in The Dining Room, "Jhana Kelly" in Toronto, Mississippi, and "Sister James" in Doubt: A Parable.
Bruce Williamson Co-Director & Beria
His theatre pursuits include writing, producing, directing, and performing with a variety of other theatre companies in Durham and York Regions. Thanks to the producers and Creative team at the YROAPF for their hard work and dedication in bringing these exciting new plays to downtown Newmarket and York Region. Bruce is pleased and excited to perform this year in The York Region One Act Play Festival.
Kerrie Lamb as American Journalist
Kerrie has appeared on stage around the GTA with Scarborough Players, Theatre Aurora, Scarborough Music Theatre, and Theatre on Main. Selected Performances include Stella (Streetcar Named Desire) and Catherine (The Winslow Boy) for which she won THEA awards, Bella (Lost in Yonkers), Laura (Glass Menagerie), Dot (1949), and Bobby (Last of the Red Hot Lovers). Thanks to the usual suspects.
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Festival Volunteers


Interested in Theatre but not as an actor, playwright, or director? The Very Useful Theatre Company is seeking Volunteers to support the third annual One-Act Play Festival.  Let us know how much time you have, we are seeking all levels of support, a few hours once or a full Festival support position.

No experience necessary!

We support High School Volunteer hours as well.


 “We would like acknowledge that the Town of Newmarket is located over lands originally used and occupied by the First Peoples of the Williams Treaties First Nations and other Indigenous Peoples and thank them for sharing this land. We would also like to acknowledge the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation as our close neighbour and friend, one that we strive to build a co-operative and respectful relationship with”.

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