Committee 2019-20

Congratulations to the new committee, confirmed at the AGM this week:

Sarah Dobson — Chair
Carl Fletcher — Artistic Director
Sarah Beebe — Treasurer
Stephen Reimer — Producer
Aneirin Evans — Publicity
Will Baltyn — Executive Officer
Vicky Olusanya — Executive Officer
Anna Markland — Executive Officer

Huge gratitude to our outgoing committee members, Steph Urquhart (Artistic Director), Dave Balfour (tech), Helen Jackson & Grace Le Bachelet. They have put in a colossal amount of work — running KDC is a labour of love and we rely on people to care and give their time. So, massive thanks to them, particularly to Steph and Dave who have served the group for many years.

If you want to get involved in running a theatre group you can join the committee at any point in the year! Find out more here.

Notice of the KDC AGM 2019

Notice of the KDC AGM 2019

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Annual General Meeting of KDC Theatre will be held at the Hoop & Grapes, 80 Farringdon Street, London at 7pm on Wednesday 31 July September 2019 to transact the following business.

Draft AGENDA

  1. Reports and accounts

To receive and consider the accounts for the year ended 31 July 2019 and the reports of the charity trustees.

  1. Member proposed resolutions

Details any proposed resolutions will be made available. Proposed resolutions should be sent to the Chair by noon on 17 July 2019. If applicable, a revised agenda will be issued by 24 July 2019.

NB. Proposed resolutions may be submitted by full members of KDC. Information about full membership is available from the KDC website.

  1. Appointment of charity trustees

Nominations are required for the following officers: Chair, Artistic Director, Treasurer.

Nominations for all trustees, including non-officers, must be received by noon on 24 July 2019.

NB Details of how to make a nomination are available from the KDC website.

  1. Appointment of non-trustees to specified roles to assist in the running of the charity

Nominations of non-trustees to specified roles to assist in the running of the charity must be received by noon on 24 July 2019.

NB Details of how to make a nomination are available from the KDC website.

  1. Any other business

To deal with any matters raised at the meeting.

 

By order of the Board of charity trustees.

Sarah Dobson

Chair

15 June 2019


AGENDA (Revised 24 July 2019)


1. Reports and accounts

To receive and consider the accounts for the year ended 31 July 2019 and the reports of the charity trustees.

2. Alterations to the Constitution

2.1 To consider and vote upon the following resolution.

That clause 8 (1)

“Full (voting) membership is open to individuals over eighteen or organisations who are approved by the trustees and is obtained:”

of the Constitution of KDC Theatre adopted on 13 September 2018 be amended to read 

“Full (voting) membership is open to individuals over eighteen or organisations who are approved by the trustees by virtue of their involvement in the charity’s activities during 12 months prior to a general meeting of the charity, and is obtained:”

2.2 To consider and vote upon the following resolution.

That clause 8 (5)

“The trustees must keep a register of names and addresses of the members which must be made available to any member upon request.”  

of the Constitution of KDC Theatre adopted on 13 September 2018 be amended to read 

“The trustees must keep a register of names and email addresses of the members. The names of members may be made available to any member upon request.”   

3. Appointment of charity trustees

To vote upon the following nominations:

3.1 To appoint Sarah Dobson as a Trustee and Chair of KDC Theatre.

3.2 To appoint Carl Fletcher as a Trustee and Artistic Director of KDC Theatre.

3.3 To appoint Sarah Beebe as a Trustee and Treasurer of KDC Theatre.

3.4 To appoint Vicky Olusanya as a Trustee and Executive Officer of KDC Theatre.

3.5 To appoint Will Baltyn as a Trustee and Executive Officer of KDC Theatre.

4. Appointment of non-trustees to specified roles to assist in the running of the charity

To vote upon the following nominations:

4.1 To appoint Stephen Reimer as a Non-Trustee and Producer of KDC Theatre.

4.2 To appoint Anna Markland as a Non-Trustee and Executive Officer of KDC Theatre.

5. Any other business

To deal with any matters raised at the meeting.


By order of the Board of charity trustees.

Sarah Dobson

Chair

24 July 2019


Appendix


The full text of clause 8 (1) of the Constitution of KDC Theatre adopted on 13 September 2018 reads:  

“8. Membership 

(1) Full (voting) membership is open to individuals over eighteen or organisations who are approved by the trustees and is obtained: 

(a) by virtue of being a trustee or official of the charity ; or 

(b) by having been involved in a production in a role for which subscription fees are payable and having paid the subscription fee due; or 

(c) by having been involved in a production in any other role for which subscription fees are not payable; or 

(d) by having been appointed by the trustees to assist in the running of the charity, in a specified role, without joining as a trustee.”


For reference, the description of full member used as a matter of course on the KDC website is:

“Who is a full member?

You will be considered a full member if, during the 12 months prior to a general meeting where a vote takes place, you have

  • been involved in the running of the charity as a member of the organising committee, or 
  • been involved in a show, as a director, actor, production, crew or some other role.”



Appendix prepared by Sarah Dobson, Chair of Trustees on 24 July 2019

Autumn Season dates

For those that like to plan ahead, here are our dates for Autumn 2019.

Audition techniques workshop

Date: Saturday 7 September 2019
Time: Workshop 12-3pm, drinks after
Venue: Theatre Deli – Broadgate Studios

Season Launch

Date: Thursday 12 September 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: Hoop and Grapes pub, Farringdon Street

Auditions

Dates: Mon 16, Tue 17, Wed 18 September 2019
Time: Registration 6.40pm. End by 10pm
Venue: Theatre Deli – Broadgate Studios

Recall audition (by invitation)

Date: Sat 21 September 2019
Times: Registration 11.50am. End by 4pm
Venue: Theatre Deli – Broadgate Studios

Rehearsals

Dates: from 25 September 2019
Times: Various weekday evenings, Saturday/Sunday day times. The tech and dress will take place during the day on the Monday before each show. If cast, you will need to be available for the daytime tech/dress.
Venues: various in central London

Show 1 (TBA)

Dates: Tue 19 – Sat 23 November 2019
Show Time: 7.30pm
Venues: White Bear Theatre

Show 2 (TBA)

Dates: Tue 26 – Sat 30 November 2019
Show Time: 7.30pm
Venues: Barons Court Theatre

Get your tickets for Carried Away

Our new writing showcase brings you 15 brilliant, super-short plays on the theme of ‘Carried Away’. Expect a thoroughly creative, entertaining and surprising night of brand new theatre. Details of plays and performers.

Carried Away is being performed for 5 nights only from Tues 9 July – Sat 13 July at the Drayton Arms Theatre, South Kensington, SW5 0LJ

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Auditions for Carried Away

Auditions for our season of new writing shorts will be on 25/26/27th of April, pick any one day to attend and you don’t have to prepare anything.

Auditions
Times: Registration at 6.40pm
Venue: Theatre Deli
Dates: Tue 23, Wed 24, Thur 25 April

Recalls will be by invite-only and on Saturday 27th April.

Summer season imminent

No sooner have we brought lights down on the Spring Season (massive congratulations to our productions’ cast and crew for their amazing 3 shows), it’s time to kick off our Summer Season, launching on Monday!

No rest, more theatre to create! Join us Monday 15th April at the Hoop & Grapes pub and meet the rest of our merry band, hear from directors and generally have a merry old time.

Carried Away

Want to dip your toe in a nice manageable acting project this Spring?

We’re looking for actors to be in our Full Stack new writing showcase which this year it’s title and theme is: Carried Away.

After over a hundred submissions our team of directors are whittling it down to around fifteen 4-6 minute plays.

By auditioning for Carried Away you get the opportunity to potentially play very different characters, giving yourself an acting challenge and to display your versatility.

It’s also a great way to meet new people or catch up with KDC friends, as our showcase rehearsals are always very sociable and with a large number of people involved, there’s always someone up for a drink!

To find out more about how we audition and what the scripts might be, com along on Monday 15th April, 7pm at the Hoop and Grapes, Farringdon Road.

Listen… it’s Hush Now

And to close out our spring season, we bring you a psychological horror of a family dealing with their own tragedy. Physical theatre, shadow puppets, and an intimate soundscape delivered through personal headphones, come experience the world of Hush Now.

2-6 April, 7:30pm, Barons Court Theatre, £14/£10.

Box office: 020 8932 4747. Cash only!

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Hush Now is a supernatural tale of a family fractured by grief. A multisensory experience of physical theatre, puppetry & immersive sound, the play centres around Penny, a teenager haunted by her own guilt. She navigates the world in a new way since her father was taken from her, but as the pain she feels festers and grows, so does the monster that begins to torment her…

Hand to God, all this week

Much congratulations to the cast of Maybe Radio, but there’s no rest for the wicked as we move straight on to this week’s “presentation”:

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This March Tyrone is taking over the Barons Court Theatre. Book your tickets now to see this hilarious blood-dark comedy.

Advisory: This show contains explicit, sexual and sacrilegious content by both humans and puppets. You have been warned…

26-30 March, 7:30pm, Barons Court Theatre, £14/£10.

Box office: 020 8932 4747.

Maybe Radio opening next week!

Our season opens with our very own rip-roaring Russian comedy, Maybe Radio, next week at the Barons Court Theatre! This one’s already selling fast so get on the phone quick quick so you don’t miss out!

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Moscow’s number hit music station is launching their annual phone-in charity fundraiser … or at least they would be, if their biggest rivals hadn’t already stolen their theme. Join the DJs and station management as they try to save the day whilst dealing with endangered animals, suspicious pies, the Russian navy, office romance and of course – the best musical acts. After all, this is – Maybe Radio.

19-23 March, 7:30pm, Barons Court Theatre, £14/£10.

Box office: 020 8932 4747.