Auditions, this Thursday

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.

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

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

Auditions this week

Locked up inside? Only interacting with the wider world by peering through your computer’s tiny webcam? Wanna put some art into that webcam?

Tonight, tomorrow & Thursday we’re auditioning for our Writing on the Wall new writing show. We’re going completely online!

Info & sign up here!

You. Me. (some others). Zoom. Tonight.

Here’s a picture of a pub to remind us what that’s like

From 7pm, line yourself up a snack and a drink and come hang out, and find out about the latest happenin’s! On Zoom. And Facebook, if we can work out how to do that :/

Writing on the Wall auditions

Audition sign-up link for our summer season is here! KDC are going all-digital for the summer, audition from the comfort of your very lovely houses 🙂

Audition Notice for Writing on the Wall

Spring auditions this week

Sad post-Christmas? Ready for a new challenge? Join up with KDC this term for our new projects, auditions Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday evenings at Broadgate Theatre Deli. They are free and you can audition for all projects on a single evening.

Audition Information


Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Skriker is no longer being produced by KDC this season.

Spring season launch

Ready to kick off the new year with a new part? Then it’s time to get involved with KDC’s fresh new batch of productions. To get the inside scoop, come to the Season Launch.

When? Sunday 5th January, 4pm
Where? Hoop & Grapes pub, 80 Farringdon Street
Why? Hear from the directors, find out all about auditions and meet KDC newbies and regulars.


Grab a drink from the bar and pull up a pew among some friendly faces. 
Top tip: read the audition notices if you can’t wait to find out more.

Audition info: Pomona, Rules for Living, Snatch & Merkin

All that Christmas period gorging has settled down now, are you ready to get involved in building something in the new year? Kick the new season off with our season launch party to hear from the directors, followed by auditions the following week. You can audition for all 3 shows on any single night, so whatddya waiting for? Get that new year resolution in action and make some theatre 🙂

Find out more at the season launch party, Sunday 5th January, 4pm, Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon.

Pomona by Alistair McDowell

Directed by Tom Cunningham


Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft

Directed by Duncan Moore


Snatch & Merkin

Directed by Anna Markland


Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Skriker is no longer being produced by KDC this season.

Upcoming auditions, open to all!

Auditions: 7, 8, 9 January 2020, 6:40pm
Theatre Deli – Broadgate Studios

Pomona by Alistair McDowell

Directed by Tom Cunningham

Ollie has come to Manchester to look for her missing twin sister. There, she finds out about the mysterious place Pomona – a seemingly abandoned space in the centre of the city. What dark secrets is Pomona hiding? This dark play blends elements of horror, sci-fi and tabletop RPGs into a brilliantly written story that explores the claustrophobia and extremes of modern city life.

Rules for Living by Sam Holcroft

Directed by Duncan Moore

It starts out simple and descends into madness…. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without sprouts, presents, a game or two and a good old family argument. And this is what you get in Sam Holcroft’s brilliantly funny comedy, Rules for Living.

Sibling rivalries, suppressed resentments, jealousy and secrets are just some of the things that must remain hidden as a family gets together for Christmas.

And also, our devised project: 

Snatch & Merkin

Directed by Anna Markland & Dean Reilly

Funny. Futuristic. Feminist. Film Noir.
These are the building blocks that the cast & creatives will use to write a new piece via a playful process combining improvisation and devising techniques. We will focus on exploring the core themes of the work (technologically advanced sex toys, 21st century villains, GenZ feminism), and combining their elements into a dark comedy.

Find out more at the season launch party, 5th January, 4pm, Hoop & Grapes pub in Farringdon.