JMK Traverse – Upcoming Workshops

Workshop with JAMES GRIEVE: The writer / director relationship on new plays

Friday 24th January
2-5pm
Traverse Theatre
FREE

A workshop for directors and theatre makers, exploring the crucial relationship between the writer and director of a new play from commission to press night via redrafting, casting, design, rehearsals, tech and previews. How to build trust, give great notes and support playwrights as the lead creative artists in premiering bold new plays.

James Grieve was Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough, the UK’s national theatre of new plays, for 10 years during which time the company produced 50 world premieres on tour to more than 300 places. For Paines Plough James directed new plays by writers including Mike Bartlett, James Graham, Kate Tempest, Elinor Cook, Tom Wells, Anna Jordan, Brad Birch, Penelope Skinner and Nick Payne. His freelance work includes the world premiere of David Baddiel’s debut play God's Dice, a new production of Les Miserables for Wermland Opera in Sweden, Brian Friel's Translations which won Best Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2014 and the new musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins which won Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2018. In 2020 he will direct a new production of Cabaret for Gothenburg Opera.

This workshop has reached maximum capacity but you can sign up to join the waiting list, please email sunniva.ramsay@traverse.co.uk

Workshop with CLAIRE BIRCH, Royal Shakespeare Company

Friday 6th March
4-6pm
Traverse Theatre
FREE

This workshop will be led by Claire Birch, Assistant Producer at the Royal Shakespeare Company. It will offer an insight into how the RSC produce, work with directors and recruit assistant directors. Further details to follow.

To reserve your free place, please email sunniva.ramsay@traverse.co.uk

These workshops are open to members of the JMK Traverse Directors' Group. If you are not already a member, please email katherine@jmktrust.org for further information on joining the group.