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 – 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, […]

A new home for the JMK Award

We are delighted that from 2019 the JMK Award will enter a new partnership with the Orange Tree Theatre, with the winner’s production forming a core part of the theatre’s annual programming. At this new home, the JMK Award will offer one director the opportunity to direct a full-scale Orange Tree show with the production […]

Assistant Director Opportunity – Royal & Derngate Northampton

The JMK Trust in partnership with Royal & Derngate is offering an Assistant Director Bursary. The bursary is an arts scholarship, funded by the Leverhulme Trust that will provide a learning and training opportunity for a talented emerging director, who has demonstrated a commitment to directing and a passion for theatre making. The role: We […]

JMK South West Residency with Shôn Dale Jones

JMK Director’s Residency with Shôn Dale Jones Friday 21 (11-5pm) and Saturday 22 September(10-4pm) White Room Studio, Salisbury Arts Centre A two day workshop exploring the practice and work of theatre-maker Shôn Dale-Jones, who’s shows include THE DUKE, ME & ROBIN HOOD and THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF HUGH HUGHES. Shôn’s work plays on the line […]

Assistant Directing Opportunity at Wiltshire Creative

Deadline: Monday 13 August 2018 The JMK Trust in partnership with Wiltshire Creative is offering an Assistant Director Bursary to a participant of the JMK Directors’ Group at Wiltshire Creative and Nuffield Southampton Theatres. The bursary is an arts scholarship, funded by the Leverhulme Trust that will provide a learning and training opportunity for a […]