Join KDC Theatre in our 7th annual new writing anthology, and experience a collection of stories about a mysterious package sent by Charlie. Everything from poorly planned prison break outs and intergalactic missions, to ex-boyfriends and moments of intergenerational connection; come along to find out… what’s in the box?
Our summer show, “A Package Deal” presents 6 new short plays by 6 different writers, the 2023 winners in KDC Theatre’s annual new writing competition.
27 June – 1 July 2023, 7:30pm Hen & Chickens Theatre, 109 St Paul’s Road, London N1 2NA
CAST AND CREW
Sanhita Athalye Vincent Bakare Labrini Balomenou Mhairi Boyle Rachel Brown Laurence Childs Peadar Donnelly Honor Leveson Gower Kelsey McOwat Esme Niblett Nathan Paul-Collis Gabriel Romero Day Adam Stockley Toni Tobi-Lawal
Writers: Chelyn Cousar, Beth Dickens Assaf, Pamela Kingsley, Maya Owen, Matthew Partridge, Chris Stooke.
Directors: Elshadai Biru, Anna Markland, Zora Owen, Linda Reddy, Ayan Said, Lauren Stevens, Lena Sami.
The Full Stack project is KDC Theatre’s annual new writing competition and show. Each year we set a brand new brief, and invite writers to submit new short plays. The winning entries are honed into a one-of-a-kind intertwined production, with a group of actors, directors and writers collaborating to bring the theme to life.
The terror. The excitement! THE ANTICIPATION! These are the things going through a writer’s head when that thing they wrote is read out loud, in an actual theatre. Come and support the new cohort of KDC Theatre’s New Writing Group in their creative exploits with an evening of rehearsed readings that celebrate all manner of creations and experimentations. Be surprised and entertained by new plays written by the next generation of playwrights – and be the very first to hear them!
There’s no telling how this will turn out, because when it hits the air, it’s an entirely different story.
Appr. 70-80 minutes, no interval Saturday 29 April, 7pm Tickets £5
For more information on Full Stack and the anthology show, visit our Full Stack page. For more information on our new writing opportunities, visit our New Writing page. You can also send our New Writing Coordinator a message via our contact form.
Always wanted to write but never knew where to start? Folder full of plays in progress but stuck on how to finish them? Feeling like your work doesn’t get picked to be staged? Looking for a supportive group of other writers to motivate you?
KDC Theatre’s New Writing Group aims to do all of that, and more. Consisting of 5 monthly working sessions, the programme focuses on 4 things:
Develop existing work further
Inspire new writing through exercises and briefs (sometimes with actors!)
Teach writing techniques and dramaturgy
Provide a support network of other writers
Applications are now open
The New Writing Group is an online programme so writers from across the world can join. The sessions will be supported by a closed Facebook group where writers can talk to each other, KDC Theatre will set small challenges and share news, and discuss the previous and next sessions.
The season culminates in a rehearsed readings night, where each writer will be able to showcase a piece of their own choosing.
The New Writing Group will meet on Saturdays at 7-9pm GMT (London time) on the following dates:
23 January 2021 20 February 2021 20 March 2021 24 April 2021 22 May 2021 26 June 2021 (rehearsed readings night)
The New Writing Group is open to 10 writers via a short application process. Please go HEREfor more information and the application form.
Not sure yet if you want to join the full programme? KDC Theatre will run an open taster session on 12 December 2020 that will touch on some of the topics that will be part of the programme’s workshops.
The taster session is open to all and just requires a sign-up so we know where to send the login details to. Please go HEREfor all the information and to sign up.
Date: 12 December Time: 7-9pm GMT (London, UK time) Location: Zoom (link will be shared after sign-up)