With our Spring season fully cast and well on its way, the time has come for us to throw open our doors and invite you, our very talented and much loved membership, to help us create the magic that will be summer season 2016!
What’s the deal?
Without our wonderful directors nothing would happen. We rely on those creative geniuses to dream up the ideas and become the enthusiastic, balls of energy that inspire our actors to take those ideas to the stage. We want to hear from all budding and established directors who would be interested in pitching a play to be performed for one week in June.
What kind of thing do we want?
ANYTHING!!! We love theatre in all it’s dramatic, hilarious, touching and downright avant-garde glory. From Shakespeare to new writing, Ibsen to long-form improv, we’ve done a lot and we are always looking for the next challenge.
Things to consider
KDC prefers play with upwards of 8 roles in order to give our actors plenty of parts. However, don’t let that deter you from pitching other things, we have ways…
The theatres we use are fairly small and our show budgets are limited. If you are picturing a revolve and purpose built ship it probably won’t happen.
KDC have fantastic actors but they aren’t professionals: they have lives, families, jobs, insecurities and are doing theatre because they love it, not because they are paid for it. As a director you need to be sensitive this and create an environment where people feel safe and free to be creative. Please have a think about this because it’s very important and we will ask!
But I haven’t directed before!!
That’s fine, we have to do everything for the first time at some point. Although we do like a bit of experience, we appreciate different backgrounds bring different talent and have plenty of old hands to help you find your feet.
Summer shows will be at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in Islington. There are two weeks available week commencing 20th June and week commencing 27th June.
Rehearsals will start in mid-April.
I’m interested, what now?
In the first instance drop me (Kim – email@example.com) a quick email briefly explaining what you’d like to pitch by 9am on Monday 7th March and we can take it from there.