Interviews with Cast #1 Will Mead

For winter season, we have two very different plays and also two very different cast compositions…

This season we have one cast, BU21 comprised of new KDC members and one veteran KDC member. For Otherwordly, we have the opposite: one new member. We thought it would be interesting to talk to these actors about their experiences in these groups as the veteran and the newbie. This is a great opportunity to get a view on what it’s like to be with KDC for a while, and an idea of what it’s like to join.

Here we have caught up with Will Mead from the Otherworldy cast, to get an idea of what it’s been like for him joining a group of KDC members.

Clockwise, Kim Morrison, Grace, Will Mead, Kat

What was the auditioning process like?

Fun! I had discovered KDC through a friend and didn’t really know much about it before the audition so was very nervous, but as soon as I started speaking to the auditioners and the other audtionees I was much more at ease. I auditioned for two plays, for BU21 where I simply had to read an extract and then was given a bit of direction and asked to do it again. Then for the other show, Otherworldly, the “audition” was what appeared to be just fun and games haha! We played a series of improv games, and created a few scenes. The notion of being judged seemed to go out the window and I was very relaxed!

Describe KDC in 3 words.

Welcoming, Creative, (I’m going to have to use it again!) Fun!

What have rehearsals been like so far? How does devised theatre rehearse compared to text based theatre?

Rehearsals have been great, it is very different devising a piece of theatre, but it’s also quite freeing. We’re encouraged to try random or silly things, and come up with our own characters. It was a bit weird at first getting used to not being told what to do and where to stand, but I soon became comfortable discussing various ideas and trying out small scenes. It’s nice to know that you’re creating something new that’s never been seen before!