A special email to alert you all to a show that is happening at the Arcola Theatre tomorrow (Sunday 26th July). One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is directed by Tahsin Gemikonakli and Imogen Lewis, two of Drama's most active members, and produced by Aliya Abidi, the producer of Drama's top-notch Term 2 Bloomsbury Production 'Henry IV'.
It's been a while but now that we are all FREEEEEE (I think) it's time to get your last few Drama fixes of the academic year!
Welcome back! We hope revision etc is going well! It'll all be over soon, hang in there!
A few important things, including short notice auditions for another post-exams play, and of course bid deadlines for Term 1 Garage shows and for the 2009 Freshers' Plays!
Happy Easter, Happy Holidays, Happy Revision etc!
Another bidding season is happening now, for shows in the Garage in Term 1 next academic year (September-December Term)! Bids are open for two things:
1. NORMAL TERM 1 GARAGE SHOWS
2. THE 2009 FRESHERS' PLAYS
Please note that even though the Freshers' Plays are in the Garage, the process for bidding to direct them is DIFFERENT from the process for bidding to direct a normal Garage Show!
The UCLU Drama Society's Annual General Meeting is this week!
WEDNESDAY 11th MARCH 2009, 6PM
JZ YOUNG LECTURE THEATRE, ANATOMY BUILDING, GOWER STREET (just down from the gate to the quad on the left hand side of the road).
This meeting involves various reports from the current committee, the ratification of the constitution, and the elections for the 2009-10 Committee. The Agenda and the Constitution are attached to this email.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL SOCIETY MEMBERS DO THEIR BEST TO ATTEND - WE NEED AT LEAST 70 PEOPLE THERE TO MAKE IT QUORATE!
A few things to clarify:
1. In order to stand for a position on the committee, you must have nominated yourself by the end of MONDAY 9TH MARCH! For more info on how to nominate yourself and to download a nominations form, go to www.ucludrama.wordpress.com/agm/
2. In order to stand for a position on the committee you MUST be a paying society member by the time of the AGM!
3. In order to vote in the committee elections, then you MUST be a paying society member by the time of the AGM!
A register will be taken on the day, so please make sure you purchase your membership if you have not already done so from the CSC Reception between 10am-5pm!
FINALLY - we will be laying on a small party after the AGM to celebrate the years achievements and to congratulate the new committee. We will let you know of the location at the AGM! Drama and Stage Crew members are welcome to attend! Food and some drink will be provided at the event, but please bring your own as well!
See you all on Wednesday!
Drama Soc Committee
Apologies for the slightly later than planned email this week! As usual Drama Soc has a full week ahead and we encourage you all to join in at every opportunity!
The time has come once again on your Sunday even to read all about what's going on in the Drama Society this week!
Hallo Drama Soc!
Lots of stuff happening over the next few weeks, so read on!
MOST IMPORTANTLY THIS WEEK- If you are planning to bid to direct a Bloomsbury Show in 2009-10, then you MUST get in touch with us before the bid deadline. The Bloomsbury Bidding procedure is VERY COMPETITIVE and if you just hand us a bid on the 20th February without coming to see us for help, there is a high chance that it will not be good enough (no offence...)! It is also ESSENTIAL that you talk to Stage Crew about your bid before this deadline - email them now if you are planning to bid: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of other stuff listed below (including the best offer on free tickets ever), so read on for your weekly dose of Drama news....
After the AMAZING SUCCESS of The Vagina Monologues in the Garage this week (which has now become the BEST SELLING GARAGE SHOW OF ALL TIME) we have moved up a gear! There will be a special performance of the Vagina Monologues tomorrow night as part of the One World Week Variety Night! Technically, the show will be FREE, although we will be asking for donations (recommended £3!).....
FRIDAY 6th FEBRUARY at 7.30PM in the BLOOMSBURY THEATRE (yes, the Bloomsbury Theatre)!
This has never happened before, and it is very, very exiciting that a Garage show has been asked to do an extra performance in the Bloomsbury!
So come along and see it! If you've already seen it, come and see it again! We will be collecting money for the same charity WOMANKIND! So dig deep and we can raise over £1000 for this worthy cause! You also get to see a load of other performances from other societies at UCL Union, which will all be great fun and well worth seeing!
In conclusion: Vagina Monologues, free (ish), Bloomsbury Theatre, 7.30pm, Friday night. With other stuff. So come, and give to charity!
Much news for you this week, some of it good , some of it not so good and some of it damn well exciting!
A special, mid-week email to announce that bidding for 3 separate things has now been officially opened! We are delighted to provide details of how to bid for:
- The 2009 Quad Play
- Garage Term 3 Shows
- The Drama Soc 2009-10 Bloomsbury Theatre Season
Read on to find out more about bidding for each one, or go to www.ucludrama.wordpress.com/biddingseason/ for more info!
We hope your first weekend back in London was fun and that you haven't got too much work yet...! The next 3 weeks are crazy for the Drama Soc. Over the next 21 days, we have 17 performances of 5 different plays and 3 amazing workshops....
A special Drama Soc email this week to formally announce that our new programme of professionally run workshops has now all been confirmed! We apologise that this has taken a little longer than anticipated - Xmas and New Year got in the way!
More information about all of these workshops can be found at www.ucludrama.wordpress.com/workshops/!
A couple of other things:
- Unless specified otherwise, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
- Unless specified othersiws, workshops are free for Drama Soc members and £2 for non-members.
- All workshops run on Wednesday afternoons from 4pm-6pm in the CSC Rehearsal Room.
- Loose clothing should be worn to all workshops.
Just a couple of things this week! Firstly, apologies that the full workshops programme has not yet been published - we hit a couple of last minute snags, and Xmas and New Year has made it difficult to confirm things! However, we should have the full programme ready to go on Wednesday, so we'll send you another email then!
In the meantime however.....
Hello Drama Society!
The start of term is getting closer and closer, and the Drama Soc are preparing for another crazily busy term of events! We have performances, trips, workshops and more! Read on to find out more about what is happening between now and March.
Our website has now been relaunched for the term: www.ucludrama.wordpress.com as usual! For events, go to www.ucludrama.wordpress.com/events/!
Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR! And we hope you had a lovely Christmas as well!
This is just a quick reminder email about the deadline for BIDS TO DIRECT AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2009! However, you should watch out this weekend for the official launch of the UCLU Drama Society's TERM 2 EVENTS PROGRAMME, followed next week by the release of our TERM 2 WORKSHOPS PROGRAMME DETAILS!
A special email to encourage you all to attend OH SKETCH SHOW!
Sunday 14th December @ 8.00pm in the HALDANE ROOM
Monday 15th December @ 8.00pm in the OLD REFECTORY
ONLY £4 - VERY CHEAP!
Featuring two different line ups:
Alex Ward (Magician, Big Brother's Little Brother)
Story Pirates Improv
Anarcho Synth Pop Collective
Original sketches from the Oh! Team
Miles Jupp (Stand Up)
Anarcho Synth Pop Collective
Original sketches from the Oh! Team
BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE, MEAT AND BEER TAB PROVIDED.
You would pay much more to see these acts elsewhere...
So come along! It will be very funny, and a fantastic end to a busy and very stressful term!
Lots of Love,
Well. It is pretty much at the end of term. But Drama still has 3 BIG OPPORTUNITIES LEFT THIS TERM! Read on....