#JMKSpace Starting Points: Jaz Woodcock Stewart

Plays that don’t start with the word

Jaz Woodcock Stewart

This #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will look at making plays that don't start with one writer.

In a writing-centric theatre ecology, are there other ways to make Plays? Through tasks and improvisation everyone in a process may 'write'; whether that be actors, designers and directors. This workshop explores how the director as editor can guide that process.

Please send in any questions you may have for Jaz ahead of the workshop, so she can consider these.

This #JMKSpace event is open to all.  It takes the place of our directors' groups normally hosted by Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Salisbury Playhouse and Reading Rep.

20 spaces are available. There will be a waiting list for participants who wish to join once the workshop has reached capacity. As with all our events, please inform us as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend.

The workshop will take place 11.00 a.m - 1.00 p.m on Friday 5th June on Zoom, facilitated by Nik Partridge. 

To reserve your free place, and receive a Zoom invitation, please email- nik@jmktrust.org

If you have any access requirements, need technical support or have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact nik@jmktrust.org

More #JMKSpace open-access events to be announced soon.


Jaz Woodcock-Stewart is freelance director and artist, making work between theatre, live art, dance and whatever feels right. She runs Antler, an associate company at Bush Theatre 2017-2018. She was a finalist for the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2018 and finalist for the JMK Award in 2016. She was recently on attachment at the NT Studio working on a new play she is writing with actors, and was nominated by NT as part of mitos21 (European Theatre Network) to make a piece at Performance Laboratory Salzburg.

For the theatre, Jaz is directing Gulliver's Travels (Unicorn Theatre- postponed due to Covid19), and has directed Learning Piece (The Place), Civilisation (Underbelly), Lands (Bush Theatre), The Bacchae (East 15 Acting School), Days Like This (BAC/BeFestival), You're So Relevant (Five Plays, Young Vic), If I Were Me (Soho Theatre/Underbelly), Where The White Stops (as co-creator; Underbelly/Bush Theatre/UK Tour). Film includes: Emmeline (short) winner of BFI Future Film Award for Best Fiction. 

Work as a Staff/Resident/Assistant Director includes: All About Eve, Dir Ivo van Hove (Noel Coward Theatre) Network, Dir Ivo van Hove (National Theatre); Lazarus, Dir. Ivo van Hove (Kings Cross Theatre); Adler and Gibb, Dir. Tim Crouch, Karl James, Andy Smith (Royal Court tour); Measure for Measure, Dir. Joe Hill-Gibbins (Young Vic)

11.00 a.m - 1.00 p.m on Friday 5th June
#JMKSpace on Zoom