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KWLT News and Updates

Stage Combat Workshops

We're delighted to announce that Dylan Roberts will be leading two stage combat workshops at KWLT this fall. Dylan, as you may recall, did the fight choreography for KWLT's I Hate Hamlet and for King Rudolph Players' Cymbelline in Waterloo Park. The first workshop is in stage combat basics, and will be held October 28 and 29. The second, in sword fighting, will be held November 4 and 5. You must take the first workshop if you're interested in taking the second. The cost for each workshop will be $50, and you must be at least 14 years old to take part. To register, or for more information, leave a message for Laura Pattison at KWLT.

Desperately Seeking Directors!

As part of our planning for future productions, we're looking for people who are interested in directing a show (or part of a show) for KWLT. You don't need to have any particular plays in mind - we've got a nice long list of plays in all categories that you might want to consider. If you are interested (or might be interested), leave a message at KWLT for Laura Pattison (our Executive Producer).

If you're interested, but aren't sure that you're quite ready to direct a full play, we've got some opportunities for you too. We are presenting Sex Scenes from Shakepeare in November, with different scenes directed by different directors. If you might be interested in trying your directorial hand at a little bit of Shakespeare, give Linda Carson a call at 888-6913. And, we're considering All In The Timing by David Ives for Spring 1996 - it's a comedy consisting of six one act plays.

And so, to get you interested in a play that you might want to think about directing (or think about auditioning for), we invite you to join us for ...

Play Reading Saturday - Saturday, September 23 at 2pm

We're planning our upcoming shows, and we're reading some plays. Come on out and have some fun as we check out some possible plays. We're planning to read All In The Timing by David Ives, along with one or two other plays. It's usually a lot of fun, and it's also a chance to get some experience ``sight-reading'' plays - a handy skill when you're auditioning. Saturday, September 23 at 2pm, all welcome!

Building News

If you haven't been to the building in the last week or so, you're in for a treat. Thanks to the drywall finishing efforts of Paul McKone, Pat Matlock and Karl Rainer, the design efforts of Linda Carson, and the painting of Linda, Paul, Kevin Martin and Audrey Hollinger, the building entrance, vestibule and box office are looking fantastic! They combine to make the building look better and more welcoming than ever! And there are a number of less-visible projects that have been completed in the building - everywhere you look is a little surprise! Thanks to all involved for their wonderful efforts!

And many thanks to our Building Manager George Wangerski for keeping the building clean, well-stocked and well organized.

The building and our theatres are looking great, but there's a lot more to this than meets the eye ...

Don't Tell Chicken Litle ...

...but the roof is in danger of falling in.

Last newsletter we told you that, although the roof was in need of attention, we thought that we could get it fixed up without too much money, but with a lot of effort by our members. Unfortunately, further investigation and examination of the alternatives has led us to some depressing conclusions. The Engineer has informed us that there isn't really anything at all holding up the roof above the Studio, on the original front half of the building. The only reasonable way to fix that, and ensure that the building stays up and in one piece, is to remove and replace the entire roof structure, trusses and all.

This needs to be done as soon as possible, to avoid the possibility of substantial damage to the building and to make sure that the building is safe for our members and friends. But, fixing this problem will cost many thousands of dollars, money that, frankly, we just don't have. Our savings and our last two successful seasons will get us at least part way there, but we will need to rely on contributions to our building fund, if we are going to be able to make these very necessary repairs. We are investigating the unpleasant possibility of a bank loan, but we would much rather rely on donations than bank loans.

Please consider making a donation to KWLT's building fund, to help ensure our future - we will issue a receipt for income tax purposes for all donations, big or small. Every donation, no matter what the amount, is greatly needed and will be greatly appreciated.

But if you are unable to make a donation to our building fund, please consider helping us out with fundraising ...

Can You Help With Fundraising?

If you read the last section, you'll understand why we need to do some serious fundraising. We have a fundraising committee, but we need some volunteers to help make it happen. The committee has had their first meeting, but there's still lots of help needed if we're going to be able to put the building back together again. To find out how you can help, (please!) call Karl Rainer at 886-3572.

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Thu Sep 14 19:55:12 EDT 1995