We are delighted to announce that, through the generous funding of the Victoria Wood Foundation, we are launching two new bursaries for theatre directors.
Hosted at Manchester Royal Exchange and Northern Stage, Newcastle, and part of our National Programme, these two new bursaries will see the recipients work alongside, and receive mentorship from Roy Alexander Weise MBE and Maria Crocker, both previous beneficiaries of the JMK Trust.
The JMK Victoria Wood Bursary at the Royal Exchange Manchester enables a director to assist Roy Alexander Weise on a new production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop this autumn. Roy Alexander Weise MBE is joint Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange and won the JMK Award 2016 with The Mountaintop, which ran at the Young Vic in October-November 2016, before touring the UK in 2018. Details of how to apply are here.
The JMK Victoria Wood Bursary at Northern Stage is for an associate director to work with Maria Crocker on her production of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, opening November 2021. Maria Crocker was herself the first recipient of a JMK assistant director bursary at Northern Stage in 2014, and she is one of the Director Practitioners running JMK’s National Programme. Details of how to apply are here.
The deadline for applying for both bursaries is Friday 2nd July at 12 noon.