JMK Award Workshops at the Orange Tree Theatre

Saturday 14th December, 2-4pm
Saturday 11th January, 10-12pm

This free workshop at the Orange Tree Theatre is an opportunity to find out more about taking part in the annual JMK Young Director Award.

The JMK Award was established in memory of James Menzies-Kitchin, a young theatre director who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 28, to encourage others to fulfil their potential as he had promised to do. The Award enables one outstanding applicant each year to create their own production of their choice of classic text at the Orange Tree Theatre. For many, winning the JMK Award is the breakthrough moment in their directing career. Increasingly simply taking part in the Trust's unique, intensive development and selection process has given powerful impetus to the best theatre practitioners of the future. Previous winners include Orla O'Loughlin, Joe-Hill Gibbins, Bijan Sheibani, Roy Alexander Weise and Polly Findlay.

The Award is open to those aged 35 and under on 1st January 2020 who have directed no more than 3 professional productions.

To book your free place, please email and specify which date you wish to attend.

If you have any access requirements, please get in touch with for further information.

To find out more about the Award click here.


We also have JMK Award workshops coming up at the following venues:

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Thursday 12th December, 5.30-7.30pm
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Bristol Old Vic
Saturday 21st December, 6.30-8.30pm.
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Nottingham Playhouse,
Wednesday 15th January (details tbc)

and Manchester/Leeds dates tbc!

Please email to sign up for your nearest session. There is a small bursary pot available to support participants who may need assistance with covering travel and/or any access requirements they may have for these sessions. Please email for more details.