Notice of the AGM 2021

KDC Theatre’s Annual General Meeting (aka drinks!) is 7pm Monday 9 August at The Drayton Arms. Help us confirm numbers by rsvp-ing: https://tinyurl.com/2avn6akb

NOTICE IS GIVEN that an Annual General Meeting of KDC Theatre will be at 7pm on Monday 9 August 2021, at The Drayton Arms, 153 Old Brompton Road, London, Greater London, SW5 0LJ to transact the following business:

AGENDA

Click here to view the revised agenda, including the nominees.

  1. Reports and accounts

To receive and consider the draft and partial accounts for the year ending 31 July 2021 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 9am on Thursday 5 August 2021. If applicable, a revised agenda will be issued prior to the AGM. 

NB. Proposed resolutions may be submitted by full members of KDC by clicking here. Find out who is a full KDC member here.

  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 12 noon on Saturday 7 August 2021. 

NB Details of how to make a nomination are available from the KDC website (click here).

  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 12 noon on Saturday 7 August 2021. 

NB Details of how to make a nomination are available from the KDC website (click here).

  1. Any other business

To deal with any matters raised at the meeting.

On behalf of the Board of charity trustees,

Sarah Dobson

Chair of Trustees

KDC Theatre

Help us confirm numbers

Planning on coming along? Let us know you’re coming so we can update the pub.

Want to join the committee?

If you want to be nominated for a committee position and you’ve been involved in KDC in the last year, your friendly KDC Chair can help you with that. Click here to drop her a line.

Details of committee positions are here.

We’re loving Summer Season – and there’s more to come

After two fantastic productions, (in person!), we’re feeling pretty elated at this mid-point in KDC’s Summer Season.

After two fantastic productions, (in person!), and a bit of making up for lost time with after show drinks, we’re feeling pretty elated at this mid-point in KDC’s Summer Season.

Congrats to the cast, crew and writers of Obsession and When it Hits the Air: An Evening with KDC Theatre’s New Writers, and to our queens of new writing this year: Saskia van ‘t Hoff & Rachel Carnes.

There’s more to come of course – we’re busily sticking the Annual General Meeting on Mon 9 August 7pm in the diary, booking our tickets for Pomona on Tue 31 Aug – Fri 3 Sept, all while confirming the Autumn Season productions and audition dates for September.

Want to get more involved? Watch this space for audition dates and details of how you can join the KDC committee at our AGM on 9 Aug (taking place in a pub, of course).

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Will you be the next KDC Treasurer?

To put yourself forward for the role, submit an application.

Do you want to gain experience of charity accounting or understand the nuts and bolts of running a small theatre company? Do you have a passion for theatre or financial management, and the time to support the ongoing running of KDC Theatre?

KDC is a performing arts charity that has existed for the last 90 years, and (as far as we know) is the only central London amateur theatre group focused on plays. We have built up a great reputation for taking chances and putting on interesting classic, contemporary, new writing and devised plays. Thousands of actors / directors / technicians have honed their craft in some fantastic performances over the years, as well as having a great time in the process, and long may that continue. For KDC to produce our work, we need dedicated people behind the scenes, running the company through its organising committee.

This year, we are looking to fill a single crucial role in June 2021: the role of KDC Treasurer. We will be taking on new recruits for other committee positions at the AGM in August. If you are interested in one of these roles, find out more here.

This is a key position for KDC. The Treasurer manages our financial processes, writes the budget, and proposes financial policy and strategy to the Trustees. Alongside the Chair, Artistic Director and Producer, the Treasurer is essential to the effective running of the organisation

In the past, this role has been filled by KDC members with accounting and finance experience in their day jobs, or by highly numerate, organisational wizards who know their way around a spreadsheet and are looking to “beef up” their financial expertise with experience gained through this volunteering role.

The new Treasurer will join the committee for a handover period of a few weeks working alongside the outgoing Treasurer, Sarah Beebe.

If you would like to put yourself forward for the role, submit an application here.

View the Treasurer Role Description.

PLEASE NOTE – if you submitted an early application (before 24 June), you will need to send your contact details separately. If this applies to you, submit your contact information here.

Looking for a way to beat the winter blues?

Find out the top reasons to sign up for KDC’s Building Blocks: Devising & Improvisation, and get your spot at the 20 October Taster Session.

Building Blocks 1: Devising & Improvisation is an 8-week course introducing key concepts and tools, such as improvising, creating character, working with and developing source material to produce scenes.

We are holding a Taster Session, Tuesday 20 October 6.30 – 8.30 pm online, and have a limited number of places available.

Sign up now to get your spot at the Taster Session.

View the full details here.

The course will run every Tuesday from 27 October to 15 December with a showcase in the new year.

KDC is kicking off its new course!

Building Blocks 1: Devising & Improvisation is an 8-week course introducing key concepts and tools.

Building Blocks 1: Devising & Improvisation is an 8-week course introducing key concepts and tools, such as improvising, creating character, working with and developing source material to produce scenes.

The course will run every Tuesday from 27 October to 15 December with a showcase in the new year.

To register for the taster session on 6.30 – 8.30 pm, Tuesday 20 October or for the full Building Blocks Course, fill out this form.

Check out the full details here.

The Audition Notices are Up

Ahead of next week’s auditions for the KDC Autumn Season, we’re pleased to share the Audition Notices, hot off the press and ready for your reading pleasure.

Hot off the press!

Ahead of next week’s auditions for the KDC Autumn Season, we’re pleased to share the Audition Notices, hot off the press and ready for your reading pleasure.

SEEDS

BY DONNA HOKE, DIRECTED BY SARAH BEEBE

Click here to read the Seeds Audition Notice

Mirandolina

BY CARLO GOLDONI, DIRECTED BY IACOPO FARUSI & LETICIA TEXIDOR

Click here to read the Mirandolina Audition Notice

Where do I sign up?

All the dates and registration links are below. If you’ve got any questions, come along to the interactive Season Launch and put this season’s directors on the hot seat. We’ll be sharing a bit more about our concept season and you’ll get a taste of what being involved in the season will be like. (Yes that means games as well as chat – so put a nice shirt on, grab a drink and be ready!)

Season Launch
MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 19:00-20:15

Audition Dates
TUESDAY, 6 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00
WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00

Register for the online Autumn Season Launch
Sign up for auditions here

KDC Autumn 2020 Season Launch

You are invited!

This year our Season Launch and our Auditions for the Autumn Season are going online. We have two fabulous productions for you to get involved in. ‘But how CAN you make theatre in this restricted world of ours?’ I hear you ask. Well, come along to the season launch and we’ll tell you.

Prepare to forget we’re not all together in a pub as KDC gets up close and personal (online). As well as answering your usual questions – “What’s the show and what is my part?”- we’ll be testing the limits of socially distanced socialising. [Read: cameras on and be ready for anything.]

What’s on the agenda?
– Breakout room silliness.
– Hear from the directors of our Autumn Season shows
– Ask them as many questions as you like.

Season Launch timings: MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 19:00-20:15

Register to come along to the online Autumn Season Launch

Want to book in for the auditions as well? Here’s the info you’ll need.

Audition Dates
TUESDAY, 6 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00
WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00

Sign up for auditions here.

It’s Autumn 2020 KDC Audition Time

Audition Dates:
TUESDAY, 6 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00 ; WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00

This year our auditions take place on two nights. You can audition for both shows by attending on either Tuesday or Wednesday evening.


Audition Dates
TUESDAY, 6 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00
WEDNESDAY, 7 OCTOBER FROM 18:45-21:00


AGENDA
Introduction and set up: 18:45 – 19:00
Audition slot 1: 19:00 – 20:00
Audition slot 2: 20:00 – 21:00

To register for auditions, click here.

The recalls will be by invitation only on Sunday 11 October.

You can find out about the shows here:

SEEDS

BY DONNA HOKE, DIRECTED BY SARAH BEEBE

Mirandolina

BY CARLO GOLDONI, DIRECTED BY IACOPO FARUSI & LETICIA TEXIDOR

The audition notices for each show will be posted very soon…

For more details, come along to the KDC Season Launch on MONDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2020 FROM 19:00-20:15

Register to come along to the online Autumn Season Launch

Notice of the KDC AGM 2020

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Annual General Meeting of KDC Theatre will be held online on Zoom at 7pm on Monday 27 July 2020 to transact the following business.

AGENDA

  1. Reports and accounts

To receive and consider the draft and partial accounts for the year ending 31 July 2020 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 9am on Saturday 25 July. If applicable, a revised agenda will be issued prior to the AGM. 

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

  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 9am on Saturday 25 July. 

NB Details of how to make a nomination are available from the KDC website (click here).

  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 9am on Saturday 25 July. 

NB Details of how to make a nomination are available from the KDC website (click here).

  1. Any other business

To deal with any matters raised at the meeting.

On behalf of the Board of charity trustees,

Sarah Dobson

Chair of Trustees

KDC Theatre

The 2020 Online AGM was announced to our members by email on 9 July 2020.

How to Attend the Online AGM

To attend the meeting, register via this link: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAqdeyurj4rG9GwK-yV9vl-EaYfWTkY2rRq

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

It’s almost time… KDC in your living room

Live shows of Writing on the Wall on 9, 10 and 11 July

Live shows of Writing on the Wall on 9, 10 and 11 July

This week, we’re beaming live theatre straight to your living room. 

Writing On The Wall is a compilation of short plays – 5 directors,12 actors and 14 fantastic scripts, performed at 7 pm this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Join us for a one time performance. As it’s a real-time event, each show will be available to watch at the time of the performance only (somewhat like in-person theatre, if your memory stretches that far back…).

Get your ticket for the show here

Writing on the Wall, 9, 10 and 11 July, KDC Theatre
Writing on the Wall, 9, 10 and 11 July, KDC Theatre