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!

Otherworldly

Otherworldly will invite audiences to explore the possibilities offered by the modern day magical wardrobe. Open a door and enter a new reality of your own creation. Will it be a joyful Bedknobs and Broomsticks, flying-mattress type affair or would you find yourself trapped in the Handmaid’s Tale?
This will be an original, one act play based on the theme of alternate worlds, that will be devised entirely by the cast. The aim is to blend the discomfort of Black Mirror with the craziness of greek mythology, the intimacy of kitchen sink drama and a good dose of ridiculousness.
 
The play will be held at the trendy Rosemary Branch Theatre in Shoreditch where there is a full bar downstairs and a great view of the canal.
More updates on the creation coming soon…

Otherworldly Cast List

Congratulations to ensemble cast for Otherworldly, which will be performed at The Rosemary Branch, Shoreditch, 21 – 25 November.

Cast 

Matt Tylianakis
Kat Kilshaw
Will Mead
Natasha Bergg
Ian Green
Sandor Kiss
Danielle Florence
Grace Arnold
Francine Dulong

Auditions Autumn 2017

The cat is out of the bag! Auditions for the Autumn 2017 season:

When: Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 September from 6.45pm
Where: Theatre Delicatessen Deli Studios, 2 Finsbury Ave, EC2M 2PA (nearest tube Moorgate or Liverpool St)

Otherwordly – a KDC Theatre Devised Piece
directed by Kim Morrison

Otherwordly Audition Notice

 

BU21 – written by Stuart Slade
directed by Stephanie Urquhart

BU21 Audition Notice