Our 5th annual Full Stack show – Obsession – will be staged at The Lion & Unicorn Theatre from 29 June to 03 July, 2021, live on an actual stage! (*gasp*)
And to stage a play, we need actors. So we are auditioning next week! Download the full audition notice HERE and read on for the important dates & information!
When: Monday 12, Tuesday 13, and Wednesday 14 April 2021 Choose whichever date suits you best, but bear in mind that auditions get busier later in the week. Time: Welcome at 6.45pm. Auditions start at 7pm till ~9.30pm. Where: Online via Zoom
Auditions are free and open to all. You do not need to prepare anything for the audition.
Let’s get back on stage!
Excited to get back in front of an audience? Then sign up for auditions by filling out the online audition form so that we have your contact details and know to expect you.
In this last year we’ve all had to change how we work and socialise. From unexpectedly chaotic parish council meetings, to cat lawyers, and finding out what your boss’s bedroom looks like, there have been some rather… unusual aspects to the “new normal”.
As we start to tentatively envision a physical world again, KDC reimagines some of its previous productions through the constant (sometimes unwelcome but always useful) online lens…
Including pieces from: – Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Carried Away (2019) – Future Imperfect (2018) – What Keeps Me Awake (2017) – Romeo & Juliet (2015)
And a special newly produced segment from A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
The Most Lamentable Comedy, and the Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisby
*Audition signup now closed*
What would Shakespeare be doing today if he was still alive? Well, obviously he’d be telling people what it was like to be over 450 years old, plus, like many other people in the theatre industry, he’d be working out how best to perform plays via Zoom.
And that is what KDC will be doing as we perform via Zoom on 31 March – 2 April, the Mechanicals’ scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Whilst in lockdown, Quince, Bottom, Snug, Flute, Snout and Starveling must rehearse a play over Zoom to perform it for the Duke and Duchess on their wedding night (via Zoom). Think the Handforth Parish Council meeting, with even more inflated egos.
KDC are holding online auditions to perform in this comedy of putting on a play where we’ll be mining the script for every drop of comedy along with mining the fact we are having to rehearse a play on Zoom for a performance on Zoom for every other drop of comedy.
Quince, Bottom, Snug, Flute, Snout and Starveling are often referred to as Mechanicals. They are a group of amateur and incompetent actors and that incompetence shines through as they rehearse and perform their play.
Gender is not important. Age is not important. Shakespearian experience is not important. What is important is the drive to make scenes that are funny on the page even funnier on the Zoom stage.
The first round of auditions will Thursday 25 February from 7pm revolve around group work, some improvisation and you may be asked to read both Bottom and Quince – see script below.
Get ready for our first radio play! Seeds releases 5th February. Sign up to receive a download link. Also, on Sunday 7th we have a special Q&A session with the writer, director and cast for you. You lucky lucky people you!
For more information on Full Stack and the anthology show, visit our Full Stack page. For more information on our new writing opportunities, visit our New Writing page. You can also send our New Writing Coordinator a message via our contact form.
Our recording days early this month went off without (much-of) a hitch and our wonderful casts got to meet for the first time, lay down their “sick vocals”, and retreat back into the depths of lockdown. Completely by chance our recording days fell on the 2-week thread-the-needle period between lockdowns, but we’re very grateful to have gathered however briefly to make something tangible. Our production teams for Seeds and The Mistress of the Inn are now busy editing, we’ll have something shiny to present to you real soon. Here are a few photos to whet your appetite!