#JMKSpace: Creating Characters with Gitika Buttoo

Creating Characters with Gitika Buttoo This zoom workshop will explore directing techniques and exercises behind creating the world of a play and in turn developing characters within a story. We’ll look at the relationship between character and actor, trying out some different approaches on how to engage the two. This will be a practical heavy […]

#JMKSpace Post Show Chat

Fancy watching a play and talking about it? JMK Post-Show is an informal online space for directors and theatre makers to connect whilst discussing a production over a cuppa, wine, or whatever you fancy. We’ll be discussing Wasted, a new musical, book and lyrics by Carl Miller, directed by Adam Lenson. Through the lens of […]

#JMK Space: Arts Council Project Funding with David Byrne

Arts Council England Project Funding with David Byrne In a drastically changed/changing landscape, and time of real uncertainty for directors and theatre makers, we have asked David Byrne, Artistic Director of the New Diorama Theatre, to run this session on how to apply for Funding, including Project Grant funding from Arts Council England. David will […]

#JMKSpace: Creative Access with Nickie Miles-Wildin

Creative Access Making our work accessible with  Nickie Miles-Wildin During this workshop Nickie will explore what we mean by creative access, how to implement it into your work and guide you through making rehearsal rooms and workshop spaces more accessible for disabled artists. 50 spaces are available. There will be a waiting list for participants […]

Message of The Mountaintop Revived

CAST AND CREW OF THE 2016 DESARA PRODUCTIONS, JMK TRUST AND YOUNG VIC REVIVAL COME BACK TOGETHER TO SHARE PLAY’S VITAL MESSAGE In 2016 Roy Alexander Weise, now Joint Artistic Director of the Royal Exchange Theatre, won the JMK Award and his winning production was Katori Hall’s powerful play THE MOUNTAINTOP. Now in June 2020, […]

Approaching Classic Plays with Lyndsey Turner

HOME Manchester Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 April 2020, 11am – 6pm each day This residency will be run by Lyndsey Turner with a focus on approaching classic plays. Using her upcoming production of Macbeth as a starting point, Lyndsey will be introducing the participants to her directing process. This is a practical workshop that […]

Opera Curious Workshop at Reading Rep 8th April

JMK Workshop at Reading Rep: Opera-Curious? with Adele Thomas and Tim Anderson 8th April Having recently moved into opera, Adele Thomas is a director who wants to break down the barriers and preconceptions that make many directors feel that they can’t do the same. This is a playful and immersive introduction to working with operatic music, exploring what it means […]

JMK Bristol Old Vic Workshop with Claire Birch, RSC

Friday 13th March 4-6pm Rehearsal Room, Bristol Old Vic FREE to attend This workshop will be led by Claire Birch, Assistant Producer at the Royal Shakespeare Company. It will offer an insight into how the RSC produce, work with directors and recruit assistant directors. To book your free place please email lucy.hunt@bristololdvic.org.uk – places will […]

Free Birmingham Workshop

Join Alex Brown, JMK Award winner, for a free workshop about his current production Rebel Music, currently at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, in association with Middle Child. He will be talking about how he developed the piece, including how it was pitched to Birmingham REP. Friday 27th September 2 – 5pm at the Rep. To sign […]

JMK Award Playlist

The JMK Award 2019 play list has now been sent to those who have requested it and those on the JMK Award mailing list. If you have requested a copy, please check all your mail folders (including spam!). If you wish to request a copy of the list, or are having any difficulties receiving it, […]