Director pitches Summer and Autumn 2017

Summer & Autumn 2017

With our Spring season cast and on its way, the time has come for us to throw open our doors and invite you, our very talented and much loved membership, to help us create the magic that will be our summer and winter seasons 2017.

What’s the deal?

We want to hear from all budding and established directors who would be interested in pitching a play to be performed for one week 2nd -8th July and form part of our summer season. We are also looking for people interested in pitching plays to be performed in late October/early November as part of winter.

What kind of thing do we want?

ANYTHING!!! We love theatre in all it’s dramatic, hilarious, touching and downright avant-garde glory. From Shakespeare to new writing, Ibsen to long-form improv, we’ve done a lot and we are always looking for the next challenge.

Things to consider

KDC prefers play with upwards of 8 roles in order to give our actors plenty of parts. However, don’t let that deter you from pitching other things, we have ways…

The theatres we use are fairly small and our show budgets are limited. If you are picturing a revolve and purpose built ship it probably won’t happen.

KDC have fantastic actors but they aren’t professionals: they have lives, families, jobs, insecurities and are doing theatre because they love it, not because they are paid for it. As a director you need to be sensitive this and create an environment where people feel safe and free to be creative. Please have a think about this because it’s very important and we will ask!

But I haven’t directed before!!

That’s fine, we have to do everything for the first time at some point. Although we do like a bit of experience, we appreciate different backgrounds bring different talent and have plenty of old hands to help you find your feet.

The Details

Summer shows will be at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town.

Rehearsals will start in mid-April.

I’m interested, what now?

Fill out our application form, after the deadline, the KDC committee will read applications and decide who to invite for an interview.

If you have any questions please email:

Kim Morrison: artistic@kdctheatre.com