Elliot Wengler is a Writer, Broadcaster, and Comedian, returning to acting in his first KDC production. As the 2013-14 President of the UEA Headlights Comedy Society, he starred in improv and sketch shows throughout university, directing 2 Revues and 2 troupes. The Leicester Square 2015 Quarter-Finalist has also been heard on Shoreditch Radio with ‘Elliot’s Ecclectic Education’, and been nominated for SRA and NaSTA awards for his comedy productions. He is delighted to be acting and improvising again. ‘A real treat.’ / ‘his character was the best of the night’ – Concrete. ‘Enviable performing abilities’ – The Tab. ‘A star in the making’ – Ian Warr (Eyebright Media / Speen Festival)
Francine Dulong is a Canadian performer/game theatre fusioner and Oriel her alter ego for KDC. She recently finished her MA in Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is wickedly excited to be doing all things English, make new connections, and improv with the brilliant gang you see before you! When she is not lost in facilitating workshops on positive body image or coding, Francine is tinkering with responsive art/tech for her new participatory, environmental theatre company Blooming Ludus.
This is Ian’s second ever acting role. He’s a keen amateur dancer; at University, he choreographed, performed and competed in many styles including Ballroom, Tango, Salsa, Tap, and Ballet and has had at least one or two lessons in almost every mainstream dance style there is. Outside of dancing, he loves to race Video Games against his mates, and has helped host charity video game “speedrunning” events in the US and Sweden, all under the alias RoboSparkle, which actually comes from his University’s Ballroom club, nicknamed “Team Sparkle” (going full circle!)
Kat studied drama at university and since graduating in 2009 has taken acting courses at Birkbeck College and City Academy. At university she acted in scenes from Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ and Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’.
Age 7 Kim was cast as Mary in her school nativity play, in rehearsal five the so-called ‘director’ removed all her lines after she ‘took a risk’ and tried smothering the baby Jesus with the box of Myrr. She is really excited about this show because the director has given his full permission to do whatever comes into her head. Or at least this is how she has chosen to interpret things. If he doesn’t like it, Kim figures there is not much he can do about it once the show has started.
Lisa trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts graduating in 2006. Since then she has worked in film, TV and has performed in various west end shows including Ghosts produced by Thelma Holt, directed by Ian Glenn. Lisa is excited to be taking part in a KDC production.
Ronan Harrington is an Irish émigré who cannot successfully pronounce his name to British people. “What’s your name?” “Ronan” “Roland?” “no, Ronan” “Oh…Rowan” “eh, no, Ro NAN” “Oh, Ronan…like Ronan Keating” “Yes……like Ronan Keating”
Sandor joined the show after a few years’ break from acting. Having graduated from uni and started a corporate job, he felt it was time to get back on stage. Sandor has previously done a number of short devised pieces in Hungary as well as musicals and short plays in the United States – luckily for the audience, he is not expected to sing much in Dreaming on a Midsummer’s Night (but, of course, you never know what will happen)!
Sharita Oomeer has performed with a number of London-based theatre companies since 2006, including KDC Theatre and Tower Theatre. Previous roles include Marianne in Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’ (2014), Ophelia in ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ (2014) and Bianca in ‘Othello’ (2015). Last year she performed in ‘Night Night Sleep Tight’, part of KDC Theatre’s new writing season. Sharita is delighted to be taking part in ‘Dreaming on a Midsummer’s Night’, KDC’s Theatre’s first full-length, fully improvised play.