Unusually among amateur groups, directors for KDC can choose the play they want to do. What KDC does is to get a list of directors and their suggested plays and try and choose a season of 2 shows from this list. Our main criteria are that we haven’t done the show recently and that there should be sufficient parts for our members (so we favour large cast productions >10 people!). Out of the two productions we are looking for a range of parts to give variety to our members. Plays with a good proportion of female characters (or directors that are willing to be flexible with their casting) are also popular with us as, in common with many amateur theatres we have more female members than men.
Once you have been chosen then you will have complete creative and directorial freedom. We book the venue, rehersal space and organise auditions – the rest is up to you. How you run your auditions or your rehersals is entirely at your discretion.
If you work with a regular team of designers, costumiers and assistants then so much the better. If not then we can often find some of our members who are keen to help in some capacity.
For more information of directing with KDC theatre, please see our Director’s Manual.
If you are interested in directing for us then get in touch with our Artistic Director via the contact page.