Bernard Brennan – Originally from the west of Ireland, Bernard Brennan works as an architect in London. Previous acting credits include transvestite dancer Rose in KDC’s 2015 original production of Night, Night, Sleep Tight at The Barons Court Theatre and religious fanatic Dougal in Tower Theatre Company’s 2016 production of Jez Butterworth’s The Night Heron at Theatro Technis. Bernard is very pleased to be back at The Barons Court with KDC for a production of this modern classic by Brecht.
Danielle Florence – After graduating from drama school, Danielle left the sweet, maple-y embrace of Canada to live in Korea. After teaching some kids English and directing a production of The Vagina Monologues, she moved to London where she was most recently seen in KDC’s The Laboratorium. When she’s not flitting about on a stage, she can be found working at the Natural History Museum.
Pippa Gibb – Funniest performance experience: props stolen by audience members during a Panto tour of care homes. Most bizarre performance: playing a gorilla during an MA in Acting. Highest profile performance: Rehearsed reading of new writing with the National Theatre. Scariest performance: teaching secondary school pupils every day.
Leyla Doany – Leyla’s acting highlights include playing a 70-year-old woman in a 4-star sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 and performing in over 20 productions during her 4-year MA English Literature degree at the University of Edinburgh. When she’s not acting, she can be found working as a media analyst specialized in breaking news.
Juliet Okotie – Juliet is an Actress, Singer, Writer/Poet. She is currently in the process of writing and producing a one woman show. Her recent credits include: Chicken Palace (Black Apron Entertainment), Sweet Taboo (Talawa Theatre Company), Chicken Shop (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Gossip (Soho Theatre), One Woman’s Slide: A Blues (Talawa Theatre Company), Meet The Adebanjos (MTA Productions), Home Theatre (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Monologue Slam (Triforce Promotions), STEP (Theatre Royal Stratford East), East End Boys, West End Girls (RichMix).
Dalila McFarlane-Martin – Dalila’s credits include: Woyzeck by Georg Buchner, Be My Baby by Amanda Whittington and A Vampire Story by Moira Buffini at the Arcola theatre. In 2012 she participated in a devised piece at The Battersea Arts Centre entitled The Most Incredible Nothing and in 2013 she participated in an immersive experience at The Bedroom Bar called Miss Mabell. She recently graduated from Falmouth University training in Acting and starred as the leading role Bernarda in the graduate performance The House of Bernarda Alba by Frederico Garica Lorca. She has also explored other mediums including writing two plays, one of which, Love, Death and The Underground, was a collaborated piece and was performed at The Almedia Theatre. Her most recent article, Where Are You Really From, will be published in November in the zine Leksim. During her time training as an actor, she devised a web series entitled The Misrepresentation of Me. This series focused on the unheard stories of black British women trying to make a success of their lives. She is currently working on a second series.
Kieron Meires – Kieron has been acting for 11 years, beginning with a stint in the National Youth Theatre. Since that time he has dabbled in Shakespeare, Brecht and Kitchen Sink dramas and has been fortunate enough to have been praised in county newspapers. He also wrote, directed and produced a short film with funding from The Roundhouse.
Brigitte Adela – Brigitte is a freelance director and Artistic Director of Written Foundations Theatre Company (www.writtenfoundations.co.uk). Her previous work includes St Georges Day (Park Theatre), Homo- (Rosemary Branch), Collegiate (Arcola), Gamma (Tristan Bates), What Would Quentin Do (The Bush) and The Heir (Edric Theatre).
Veema Sawmynaden – Veema is a theatre maker and frequently works with young people. She recently worked on Old Vic New Voices project on their community project Rise as Assistant Stage Manager. This is her first producer role but will not be her last.
Oscar – Raised from the concrete jungle of London, and inspired by the palm trees of California, BossOLa comes with tunes that reach out from a range of genres and grinds them into forms that talk of love for one and hate for the powers that be. All done in the hope of making the listener bop their head to the beat with tears in their eyes.
Thanks to all those that auditioned this season; the successful cast for Good Person of Szechwan:
The sun may have gone away but there is no need to stop drinking those celebratory cocktails – KDC auditions for our Autumn season are officially on. We have two great plays directed by two super women, with parts for all ages and types. You are sure to find something to float your boat.
When: 6.45-7pm registration, auditions 7pm-9pm, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August 2016. Choose whichever date suits you best.
Where: Clean Break Studios, 2 Patshull Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2LB. The nearest tube is Kentish Town.
Recalls: 10am-2pm, Saturday 3 September at Clean Break Studios
You will be called by Friday 2 September if the directors would like to see you again.
Rabbit, written by Nina Raine
Directed by Hayley Cameron
25 – 29 October 2016, Barons Court Theatre
Good Person of Szechwan, written by Bertolt Brecht
Translated by John Willet
Directed by Brigitte Adela
1 – 5 November 2016, Barons Court Theatre