Khandallah Arts Theatre Inc.



Coming up

Auditions -

April 29, 4:00pm, Cochran Hall, 110 Cashmere Ave, Khandallah.

The Pink Hammer

See Auditions page

Next Club-Night, Friday April 20th, 7:30pm, Cochran Hall. Click here for details

Activities in 2018

Next Club Night

Friday April 20 – A rehearsed reading of "The Streaker" by Gregory Cooper (NZ) directed by Jillian Carpenter

This very funny romp was first performed at the Court Theatre, Christchurch, in 2016. The middle-aged protagonist is suddenly out of work and out of luck, with his mortgage overdue and family in disarray. Then he hears of the offer of one million dollars for streaking at a rugby match....

Newcomers and anyone thinking of joining KAT are specially welcome.
This Friday come to the Cochran Hall and enjoy a night out with your KAT friends while watching the rehearsed reading of a contemporary Kiwi play.
A post-performance supper will be served and you are welcome to bring nibbles to share with your table-mates during the performance.
Younger members who are thinking they might come, be aware that there is some coarse language and some of the jokes are easier to understand if you are an adult,
but despite its title there is no full nudity and there’s plenty of humour that you would enjoy.
That title? ... The Streaker.
Following the success of the extracts we read at club night last month, we have decided to explore the whole of one of the New Zealand comedies in greater depth.
It is a new play by Gregory Cooper, and it presents quite a challenge as we bring it to the stage. And Why?
Ron Hewlett has lost his job, his mortgage is overdue and his family is on the brink of revolt. So when a local radio station offers a million dollars
to anyone willing to streak naked at the Super Rugby final, Ron has nothing left to lose – except his pants.

How far will Ron go for his family? And how far will he get?

Come along on Friday and see what happens.

The cast for this reading: Joanna Adkins, Kevin Brown, Colin Coke, Lynn Coory, Jessica Doube and David Soper. Jillian Carpenter directs.

The playwright, Gregory Cooper, is a Christchurch actor who started his writing career with children’s plays. He has since written several historical
comedies including That Bloody Woman, a punk-rock musical about the life of Kate Sheppard, and a one-man show MAMIL (Middle Aged Man In Lycra)
starring Mark Hadlow which toured in 2014 and 2015 with sell-out seasons throughout the country.

See you on Friday evening

Mary, on behalf of the KAT committee


Seasons

February – 17, 18, 24, 25– Beauty and the Beast by David Tayler

July - 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 - The Pink Hammer by Michele Amas

October - 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 - A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams


Auditions

April 29 and May 2 - The Pink Hammer. Cast: 4 women, 1 man. Enquiries to director Lynn Coory: 027 600 5366

July - 8 & 11 - A Streetcar Named Desire. Cast: 3 women, 2 men, plus several small parts. Enquiries to director Tanya Piejus 027 687 6239


Workshops

May 23 to August 2 – a series of workshops and then rehearsals for youth (13 to early 20s) to prepare an entry in this year’s TheatreFest.


Gatherings

March 16 - Annual General Meeting

September 21 - An evening of New Zealand plays and poetry

November 23 - An end of year extravaganza with guests from other clubs


Rehearsed Readings

April 20 - Full length - director Jillian Carpenter

May 25 - Full length - director Jessica Doube

June 22 - short plays with teen and child actors

August 24 - Full length - director Matt Todd