Welcome to Mat’s Mysteries. Here you will find mystery comedy play scripts for community theatres.
I’m Mat Kelly.
I believe that community theatre should be smart, accessible, entertaining, and above all, fun. I write scripts with the needs of community theatres in mind. My plays are fun mystery/comedies, with simple technical requirements, and predominantly, female casts.
Want to put one on?
“Mat Kelly’s artistic sensibilities create an air of fun and his work is always entertaining”
Electronic copies of scripts are available for free upon request.
Should you wish to purchase the rights to perform one of my plays, please send me an email with the following information:
-Name of play
-Number of performances planned
-Name of company
-Location of performances (full address)
-Dates of performances
Performance rights are: (All prices are in Canadian dollars)
-$75 per performance for full length plays. ($50 for high schools)
-$40 per performance for one acts. ($30 for high schools)
The Mat’s Mysteries logo is to appear on the show’s posters and flyers.
The Mat’s Mysteries logo and website address is to appear in your program.
Plus a link to the Mat’s Mysteries website on your website.
If you are granted rights to perform, a cheque made out to Mat Kelly must be sent to the address below at least two weeks prior to the first performance:
14390 Con. 10-11
Crysler, ON K0A 1R0
Curse of the Silver Pharaoh, Workshop, DCP
Rights will not be given to two companies performing the same play within 100km in the same 6 month period. (This does not apply to high schools.)
Your information will be kept confidential and will not be shared.
Reviews are in!
“I’ve read many of Mat’s plays, attended and organized reading of his drafts and directed one (Murder by the Book). I always enjoy his quirky stories and colourful characters; and from our success at the box office, the audience seems to enjoy them too. I hope to have the opportunity to direct one again soon.”
JP Leduc, Director, DCP
“KWLT had so much fun putting on The Horribly Horrifying Fun House of Death. It was hilarious and a good suspenseful murder mystery. Audiences and cast & crew had a great time with the show.”
Carrie McNabb, Director, KWLT
“Lots of fun. Very high energy play.”
Sherry Wells, Director, Village Theatre Waterdown
Village Theatre Waterdown, Website
Williams Lake Tribune Die Theatrically
The View Review of Waterdown’s production of Murder by the Book
Ontario Arts Review Waterdon’s Production of Murder by the Book
“A fantastic show! The students really loved it and the audience did also.”
Rachelle Fernandez, Teacher, Santa Rita High School
Mat Kelly is an internationally produced, Canadian playwright. He was born in 1978 and grew up on a small farm in Eastern Ontario, just outside of Ottawa. He is a graduate of the University of Windsor Drama Program where he studied directing, set design and scene painting. In university, he joined a group of students and formed Vagabond Theatre Group in Windsor. After University he attended the Algonquin College Post Diploma Scriptwriting program.
In 2004 Mat Kelly started painting sets for the Dundas County Players, in Winchester Ontario. There he started to figure out what Community Theatres needed in a play. In 2010, The Dundas County Players produced Mat’s first full-length play, Murder by the Book. In 2011 he founded Mat’s Mysteries, a website dedicated to providing marketable and producible scripts for community theatres.
Mat is also a co-founder of Mat and Vic Productions, and Shadow Puppet Theatre.
Other contributing playwrights are Magill Foote and Vic Thepmontry.
14390 Con. 10-11
Crysler, ON K0A 1R0
© COPYRIGHT 2017 MAT KELLY