Summer Season 2012

Our venue is confirmed! This Summer will be hosted at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden.

Four one act shows over two weeks:
Tuesday 10 July to Sunday 15 July
Tuesday 17 July to Sunday 22 July

The window to express interest in directing in our Summer Season of both established and original one acts is about to close, so if you haven’t contacted us yet, please email artistic@kdctheatre.com before Monday!

Round Table Readings and the Ides of March

One of our favourite seasonal events returns this Thursday, 1 March, after a long time away! KDC Theatre prides itself on being a home to new plays and new writing, and we love to read out new plays that come from within our circle of members and friends.  As such, we have three dates for you to write in your diary:

Thursday 1 March
Tuesday 6 March
Monday 12 March

All of our reading nights are open to all, with no reservation needed and no fee asked. Just turn up to read, to listen, or to offer impartial comments.

The readings will all be at our favourite haunt, The Hoop and Grapes, and will start from 7pm. We hope to see you there!

With our Shakespeare season in full force, beware the Ides of March are coming!

Mark it in your calendars if you dare – the next KDC social will be held on 15 March at the Hoop and Grapes from 7pm.

More details to follow soon …

Directors wanted for KDC Summer and Winter Seasons

From now until 1 March 2012, KDC Theatre are looking for pitches for our Summer Season which will run for two weeks in July – from Tuesday 10 July to Sunday 15 July 2012 and Tuesday 17 July to Sunday 22 July 2012.

For the season we are specifically looking to run two short plays back-to-back, one by an ‘established’ writer and the other by one of our own members.

So if you know of a short play (anything from 20 to 55 minutes) that you love, be it by Chekhov, Stoppard, Kane or Moliere, then pitch for it… You can pitch for up to four plays.

In addition, if you want the details of the plays in the KDC New Writing bank, let us know and we can send you the scripts to give the once over.

We intend to see people at the start of March regarding one of these four directing slots, so if you’re interested in pitching a play, or putting yourself forward to direct some new writing (or both), please email artistic@kdctheatre.com or chair@kdctheatre.com.

We are also interested in hearing about any other plays you may be interested in pitching for our Winter Season (dates tbc).

Actors needed

We are looking for two more male actors for the Tamer Tamed production, to play Jacques and Pedro, the comedy support. If you would be interested in auditioning for these roles, please email chair@kdctheatre.com

Devising Plays: From Setting to Story

On Saturday 3 and 10 March, KDC will be running an afternoon session called Devising Plays: From Setting to Story. Starting with the basics of creative collaboration, we will look to explore different methods by which a complete story can be constructed by a group working together. We will then choose one approach and develop a complete, original story from scratch that could be subsequently developed into a devised play. The session will be run by the originator of KDC’s devised Studio Piece programme and director of KDC’s first three devised plays, Richard Williams.

This session is for people who are looking for a chance to practise their storytelling, collaborate on a creating ideas within a group and are interested in devising plays in general.

This is the second set of Devising workshops we’ve run and will use some of the methods explored in the first workshops (Collaborative Storytelling and Character Construction Workshop) and continue on. You do not need to have attended the first set of workshops to attend this one as we’ll be introducing these concepts afresh.

Each session will run from 12.15pm to 6.30pm in a central London rehearsal space. Participants can attend only one session (either the 3rd or the 10th).

Attendance is free, however places are limited to six spaces for each session.  Please contact Richard Williams at treasurer@kdctheatre.com for details on how to apply.

LATEST – 3 March now fully booked.

The Actors for KDC Spring Season 2012

After an amazingly high turnout of amazingly top talent, the directing teams and ourselves are extremely pleased to present to you the actors for our Spring 2012 season!

It was an incredibly hard job thanks to some great auditions and some really tough calls, but if you DIDN’T get cast this time round, worry not! We have plenty on the way with regards to reading and workshops and social events! We are about to open up the pitch process for the rest of the year, so if you are not only an actor but also an aspiring director, get thinking! More details coming soon!

There are lots more things that KDC is doing between now and the shows, please keep an eye on the website and the weekly Showdown newsletter, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook too!

And as a final note, we are looking for two more male actors for the Tamer Tamed production, to play Jacques and Pedro, the comedy support. If you would be interested in auditioning for these roles, please email chair@kdctheatre.com