Green Door Theatre Company

Much like its college, the Green Door Theatre Company is the smallest of its kind in Durham. However, as any Chadsian will tell you, size is not indicative of skill and Green Door actively persevere to embody the ‘Small but mighty’ ethos of the college.

Our aim is to engage Chadsians of all disciplines in, and encourage them to interact with, drama on some level whilst also entertaining our fellow college and university members. Green Door produce one central play per term and take full responsibility for the college pantomime at the end of the Michaelmas Term and the Garden Party performance piece at the end of the Easter Term.

Currently Green Door are the only DST (Durham Student Theatre) Company that exists as part of its college JCR. This means that Green Door benefits from a wonderfully close relationship with St Chad’s College and that Chadsians of all ages, from the multiple common rooms, profit from the opportunities that having their own theatre company affords them.

Green Door welcome actors, producers, directors and tech members of all levels of experience and skill. If you want to be involved we’ll find a way to get you working with us. Engaging, approachable and, most importantly, fun Green Door is a Theatre Company run by students for students and love doing what we do.

 

For Reviews of our most recent performances, look no further than here:

http://community.dur.ac.uk/DST/firstnight/review.php?review=421

 

Crushed Shells and Mud review: ‘realistic’

http://community.dur.ac.uk/DST/firstnight/review.php?review=387

 

The Flint Street Nativity preview: ‘nostalgic’

 

Green Door Theatre Company presents: The Flint Street Nativity

 

 

For information regarding our technical equipment, email the Green Door Technical Manager (details below) or Green Door itself at: greendoor.t.c@gmail.com

Green Door Executive Committee

Marcus Dell

President

E-mail: marcus.w.dell@durham.ac.uk
I’m Marcus, a second year Theology student originally from Hertfordshire. Throughout my time at Durham and at school I’ve been involved in productions ranging from Ayckbourn to Chaucer and Pinter to Shakespeare, I’m basically mad about all different types of theatre! As the Green Door Theatre Company President it is my job to oversee the running of our college’s very own theatre company. I chair all of Green Door’s meetings, organise the timetabling of all college productions and oversee the production of all Green Door plays. I am also responsible for deciding which artistic direction to take the company in, which is by far the most enjoyable aspect of my position. I’m always up for a chat about Green Door and DST more widely and am fully committed to getting as many people involved in student theatre as is possible!

Mikki Redhead

Vice-President

E-mail: michaela.redhead@durham.ac.uk

As VP my role is pretty varied for Green Door. I generally try and pitch in wherever I can, deputising to Marcus (Green Door's president), and supporting the other committee members, taking on odd jobs such as helping to coordinate productions or working as a stage hand.

Richard Penny

Treasurer

E-mail: richard.penney@durham.ac.uk

As treasurer, I am in charge of the financial side of Green Door. My role involves overseeing the day to day running of the theatre company's accounts and coordinating any large purchases such as our new stage with the JCR and SocComm, as well as assisting and advising the producer of each show with creating and sticking to a budget.

 

Julia Atherley

Secretary

E-mail: julia.atherley@durham.ac.uk

As secretary I take minutes during our meetings and circulate them afterwards. I also help out with Green Door productions within college. I also directed and produced a few plays last year with DST and I hope to do the same this year!

Tom Mander

Green Door's Technical Manager

E-mail: t.o.mander@durham.ac.uk

As Technical Manager, I am responsible for the care, distribution and hire of all things technical at Green Door. I look after the lighting and sound equipment and aid the technical directors in using it for the productions. I am also in charge of hiring the equipment and the JCR's stage out across the university.