We are delighted to announce that the winner of the JMK Award 2022 was Indiana Lown-Collins with her production of The Solid Life of Sugar Water by Jack Thorne, presented in partnership with the Orange Tree Theatre. Indiana will work with designer Ica Niemz on the production.
The production forms part of Artistic Director Paul Miller’s final season at the venue and opens on 19 October, with previews from 15 October, and runs until 12 November. Tickets are available here.
As well as the JMK Award, the Trust gives one runner-up in the process a Development Award. This £2,000 finances the ongoing professional development of a deserving director and designer pairing. This year, director Emerald Crankson and her designer Zoe Hurwitz, who worked together on their ideas for Swallowby Stef Smith, will benefit from this support.
“I am overjoyed to be selected as the director for this year’s JMK Award and am honoured that I have the opportunity to stage Jack Thorne’s arresting play, ‘The Solid Life of Sugar Water’. I am fortunate to share, alongside my creative team, this beautiful, witty, and impassioned personal story that amplifies disabled voices as an integral part of creative expression. I want to thank the JMK trust, Orange Tree Theatre and to all who have made this opportunity possible. Thank you for your inspiring commitment to transforming lives through this unique and exceptional award.” – Indiana Lown-Collins