The winner of the JMK Award 2015 was Liz Stevenson with her production of 'Barbarians' by Barrie Keeffe which was at the Young Vic 27th November - 19th December 2015. Liz's production of 'Barbarians' was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement at an Affiliate Theatre.
On winning the award, Liz said: "I am delighted to have been given this year's JMK Award. Exploring Barrie Keeffe's writing throughout this very rigorous process has been a joyous experience from which I have been challenged and inspired as a director. ‘Barbarians’ is a remarkably relevant and affecting piece and I am drawn to its humour, grit, and energy. To direct this piece at The Young Vic with the support of the JMK behind me is an incredible opportunity for which I am very grateful."
The runner up was Emily Lim with her proposal for 'Play' and 'Rough for Theatre 1' by Samuel Beckett. The other finalists in 2015 were Gus Miller, Ed Stambolloullian, Jessica Edwards, Joe Lichtenstein and Ben Hadley.
Photo by Rob Logan at Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre.