JM Drama Overview
Founded in 1983, JM Drama encourages and supports the development of the performing arts in the Region of Waterloo. In addition to managing Kitchener's Registry Theatre, JM Drama produces an annual community production and supports programs which are designed to allow individuals to develop their acting and directing skills
JM Drama is vital, active and recognized as a leader in the development and health of the performing arts within the Region of Waterloo and the province of Ontario.
JM Drama contributes to the health of the Region of Waterloo through encouraging and supporting the development of the performing arts.
Black Lives Matter Statement
Addressing the urgent message of the Black Lives Matter and similar movements, we at JM Drama Alumni, operators of The Registry Theatre, are obligated to examine what "supporting the community through the arts" should mean.
Board of Directors
- Lily Schumacher - President
- Mark Panchaud - Vice President
- Kevin White - Secretary
- Cheryl Ewing - Past President
- Ron Green - Director
- Annie Doran - Director
- Marian Boyer - Director
Originally the Waterloo County Registry Office, the building was constructed in 1938-39 by Dunker Construction and served as the Waterloo County Registry Office from 1939 until the summer of 1977. In 2000, it was revitalized as The Registry Theatre and opened in January 2001.
Today the Registry Theatre is managed by JM Drama and is home to talented entertainers, world-class performers, local professional artists and community groups. The Registry Theatre exists as a venue for community organizations in Waterloo Region who are looking for an affordable, intimate theatre space.