JMK Traverse Workshop with COMMON – Mon 28 Oct

COMMON: Reclaiming Working and Under-Class Identity Traverse Theatre Monday 28th October 6pm – 8.30pm  Cost: FREE  Are you a working or under-class creative who works in theatre? Do you feel like an imposter within the arts? How often have you convinced yourself you aren’t right for a job or opportunity because of your class? Are […]

JMK HOME Directors’ Group – Relaunch

Wednesday 16th October 6pm HOME Manchester JMK and HOME are working together to support a community for Manchester-based directors! This will offer a place for theatre-makers to come and learn new skills, develop their practice, see shows, and meet other creatives. Over the next year we will be inviting industry professionals to deliver a variety […]

JMK Northern Stage – Programme Dates

Friday 18th October JMK & COMMON: Reclaiming Working and Under-Class Identity 6pm – 8.30pm Cost: Free Are you a working or under-class creative who works in theatre? Do you feel like an imposter within the arts? How often have you convinced yourself you aren’t right for a job or opportunity because of your class? Are […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Georgia Tillery

Georgia Tillery recently worked with The Wardrobe Ensemble on ‘The Last of the Pelican Daughters’, as the JMK Assistant Director bursary recipient at the Royal & Derngate Northampton. In our latest blog, she describes the development process of the show and her career path to date: The 5-week placement with The Wardrobe Ensemble as Assistant […]

JMK Birmingham Free Workshop – Thurs 19 Sept

Getting your head round Tech Birmingham Rep, Thursday 19th September, 7-9pm Next week’s free workshop will focus on helping directors understand how best to prepare for Technical Rehearsals and manage running them smoothly and efficiently. Headed by Lucy Bird (JMK Assistant Director on The Lovely Bones), this will be a peer-led session for emerging directors. […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Kayleigh Hawkins

“In the assistant role it can be tempting to keep quiet in a desire to avoid overloading the space with too many voices at once. Whilst it is important in any role in a process to filter and recognise when it is or isn’t time to contribute it is also important to be vigilant and […]

A Message from our Chair, Stephen Fewell

‘Theatre is currently a growth sector of our Creative Industries, but with arts subjects like A level Drama down by a massive third in 2017, nationwide activity to inspire, support and champion directors from all backgrounds is essential at this moment to sustain the creativity, relevance and reach of British Theatre. Do you share our […]

JMK Birmingham Rep – Free Workshop, 15 August

Join us for a free workshop at Birmingham Rep Thursday 15 August 7-9pm A practical and theoretical workshop facilitated by Nyasha Gudo (JMK bursary recipient, The Mountaintop)  looking at different rehearsals processes and how to facilitate a productive rehearsal period for the company and creative team. During the session we will explore techniques used by […]

August Opportunity to Double our Impact

Can You Help? As a small organisation, although we are called a Trust, we don’t have income from a trust fund and rely on your help to raise all the money to continue our programmes across the UK each year. Like you, we believe that there are so many talented directors and theatre makers around the country […]

Ken’s Network – Offstage career development in the performing arts

Ken’s Network was set up in 2018 by a group of friends and colleagues to honour the memory of Ken Bennett-Hunter. Ken’s Network wants to look for ways of supporting mid-career development for those working in off stage roles in the performing arts industry who want to change tack, for whatever reason. Ken himself changed […]