Relatively Speaking / Auditions / Farewell Party

This week, Dubai Drama Group presents its last show of the 2013/14 season; holds auditions for its October 2014 show; and takes part in an end-of-season social and farewell event organised for the performing arts community of Dubai.

‘Relatively Speaking’ opens this week! Don’t miss this classic comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Tickets are on sale now at Time Out Tickets and the DUCTAC Box Office.

Relatively Speaking is a classic comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, with a very well-constructed plot and a slightly dark streak. A hit show, with reviews describing it as “deliciously heady,” “a near miracle,” and provoking “the proverbial gales of laughter.”

 

 

Auditions for ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.

13th June – 12:00 pm to 2 pm
14th June – 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
ENOC Studio, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates

(For information on how to get to DUCTAC, please visit http://www.ductac.org/contact.php)

Further details available on the Facebook event page.

Farewell Party / End-of-Season Social

Do come and join Dubai Drama Group and the rest of the Dubai Performing Arts Community as we celebrate the 2013/14 community arts season and bid farewell to our dear friends and colleagues, Aimée Hedley,Brook Butterworth, Gordon Torbet and Russell Bell.

When: 13th June 2014
Time: 9.00 PM to 12:00 (ish)
Where: Library Lounge, Radison Blu, Media City
Facebook Event Page


Tickets for ‘Relatively Speaking’ now on sale!

Don’t miss this production of Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy. Tickets are on sale now at Time Out Tickets and at the DUCTAC Box Office!

Relatively Speaking runs at the Kilachand Theatre in DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates from 11th to 14th June with a total of 6 performances. There will be four evening performances starting at 7.30 PM; doors open at 7 PM. The matinee shows on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June start at 4.30 PM; doors open at 4 PM. Tickets are priced at AED 90.

Dubai Drama Group’s production of ‘Relatively Speaking’ is made possible by the generous support of 7DAYS. The show is also supported by our official partners: Radio 2; Explorer Publishing; The Lime Tree Cafe; and Dubai London Clinic.

Relatively Speaking is a classic comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, with a very well-constructed plot and a slightly dark streak. A hit show, with reviews describing it as “deliciously heady,” “a near miracle,” and provoking “the proverbial gales of laughter.”


Call for Directors – 2014/2015 Season

Looking ahead to the 2014/15 season, Dubai Drama Group is looking for potential Directors for short plays and/or full length productions.

If you’re interested, please email info@dubaidramagroup.com with the following information.

  • What experience do you have of theatre/directing?
  • Are you interested in directing a full-length production? A one-act play? A short play? A DDG entry for Short+Sweet?
  • Do you have anything in mind? A particular play? Playwright? Genre?
  • When in the season would you be interested in directing? DDG’s first show would likely be in September/October; the last in early June.
  • If you have a particular project in mind, are there any challenges in terms of set/costume/props etc. to consider?

All proposals will be assessed by the DDG Committee and final decisions on the season made by the end of June.


Chekhov’s Cigarette – An Evening of Short Plays

 

Dubai Drama Group’s latest production is an evening of four short plays by Anton Chekhov, Ferenc Molnar and Alex Broun. The four plays range from serious drama to dark comedy and will have a total of five evening performances at thejamjar in Al Quoz from Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th April; doors open at 7 PM and the show commences at 7.30 PM. Entry to the show is by donation at the door.

This production is presented in association with thejamjar. Founded in 2005, thejamjar is a creative space that works to promote artists and support the development of Dubai’s arts scene through its extensive arts programme, educational initiatives, and community projects. The 4000 sq. ft. studio and gallery offers the region’s first Public DIY Painting Studio alongside a year round exhibition and events calendar presenting a diverse range of art forms, including visual art, film, music, theatre and more. For more information about the jamjar, including a location map, please visit http://www.thejamjardubai.com/

The Google Maps link to the venue can be found here.


Auditions

Open Auditions – Saturday 15th / Sunday 16th

This coming Saturday and Sunday, Dubai Drama Group is holding open auditions for two productions: an evening of short plays in early April and a production of ‘Relatively Speaking’ in June.

Both sets of auditions are being held at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates.

Saturday 15th Feb – Welcome/Briefing at 3.15 pm – top floor of DUCTAC main building

Sunday 16th Feb – Welcome/Briefing at 6.45 pm – top floor of DUCTAC main building

Further details for all the auditions can be found on our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/DubaiDramaGroup/events


Auditions – Relatively Speaking – 15th/16th February

Auditions

‘Relatively Speaking’ by Alan Ayckbourn

Saturday 15th Feb from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Sunday 16th Feb – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

ENOC Studio, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates

Performances in June 2014

A classic comedy of misunderstandings and mistaken identity, with a very well-constructed plot and a slightly dark streak. A hit show, with reviews describing it as “deliciously heady,” “a near miracle,” and provoking “the proverbial gales of laughter.”

“The sturdily-constructed work is a comedy of misunderstanding, embarrassment and human fraility.” – Daily Telegraph

“Its superb construction and its ingenious plotting have a timeless indestructibility.” – Daily Mail

Alan Ayckbourn is one of the most prolific and widely performed of living English language playwrights and a highly regarded theatre director. He has written 74 full length plays and has won Olivier, Tony and Molière Awards for his work.

Characters:
Greg and Ginny – the young lovers (20s)
Philip – Ginny’s former employer and ex-lover (40/50s)
Sheila – Philip’s wife (40/50s)

Further Information:

What time should I be there?

Please try to arrive fifteen minutes before the start of the audition slot i.e. at 3.15 PM on the 15th and at 6.45 PM on the 16th. This is so we can give a quick briefing to everyone before the auditions start.

Where should I go?

The audition welcome and briefing will be held on the top floor of DUCTAC near the stairs, fifteen minutes before the auditions commence.

If you arrive after the welcome/briefing, the auditions themselves will be held in the ENOC Studio at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. Please visit ductac.org for directions to DUCTAC. If you have any problems finding the room simply ask at the DUCTAC reception counter in the main foyer.

How long will it take?

Due to the format of the auditions, you may be asked to read more than once with different people. Therefore please allow time for this.

What should I bring?

Please bring along a passport photo. When you arrive, there is a simple audition form that will need to be filled in.

What will the format be?

As this is an ensemble piece, it is important to see how you interact with other actors. We will therefore have people read sections of the play with other actors. You may be asked to read different sections of the play with different actors.

What should I prepare?

Audition pieces are can be downloaded from http://www.dubaidramagroup.com/faq/audition-information-relatively-speaking/

You do not need to learn these beforehand; however, we do suggest becoming familiar with them.

As this play has a very clear English setting, you need to be able to do an English accent or at least be willing on working on one over the rehearsal process.

(Please note that these sections of the script are shared only for the purpose of audition preparation. Please do not share them or distribute them further.)

If I get the part, when do I need to be available?

Rehearsals normally take place on evenings and weekends. In March, April and early May this would likely only consist of one or two rehearsals per week.

The performances will be on June 12th – 14th. It is therefore essential that you are available for regular rehearsals in late May and the first two weeks of June.

I’ve got a holiday booked during the rehearsal period. Can I still audition?

Yes – provided you are available for the majority of the rehearsal period and for the final few weeks before the performances.

If I don’t get a part, is there any other way I can get involved?

Absolutely. We are always looking for assistance with lighting; sound; marketing; sponsorship; costumes; set; front-of-house; backstage and other aspects of productions.

What if I have other questions?

Please email info@dubaidramagroup.com


Call for Directors – April 2014

Interested in Directing?

Call for Directors – April 2014

Dubai Drama Group is looking for potential Directors for a performance of one act / short plays in early April.

If you are interested, please email info@dubaidramagroup.com with some brief information about your directing or theatrical experience.

You do not need to have a specific play in mind, as we can suggest some potential scripts.

If you have a specific play in mind, please provide some information about this as follows:

Short Plays or One Act Plays that you would be interested in directing/producing
Cast Size of your proposed project(s)
Any specific Tech Requirements for the project(s)
Any specific, challenging or unusual Set/Costume/Prop/Staging Requirements for the project(s).


Thank You

Well done to the cast & crew of ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’ for a wonderful production.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to:

Our Title Sponsor: 7DAYS

Our Event Partners: Radio 2; Explorer Publishing; Dubai London Clinic; The Lime Tree Cafe; and DUCTAC.

Dubai International Academy

Creative Force

Jon Poole

Kapythel LLC

Cityland Tailors

Guillaume Nallet

Mike Green

Lara Matossian-Roberts

American School of Dubai

Thank you all for your support for community theatre in Dubai.


Tickets for ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’ now available at Time Out Tickets!


Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead – Ticket Pre-Booking at DUCTAC Box Office

 

Don’t miss Dubai Drama Group’s production of ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’ this month at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates.

Tickets can be pre-booked at the DUCTAC Box Office (04 341 4777) and will be available online at Time Out Tickets very soon.

Dubai Drama Group’s production of ‘Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead’ is made possible by the generous support of 7Days. The show is also supported by our official partners: Radio 2; Explorer Publishing; Lime Tree Cafe; and Dubai London Clinic.