#JMKSpace: Abstract Visual Language with Ned Bennett

Abstract Visual Language with  Ned Bennett   During this workshop Ned will explore how a director can work collaboratively in order to create a symbolic theatrical language. We’ll look at the relationship between expression, description and clarity in storytelling through an integration of production elements. 10 spaces are available. Our aim is to put together […]

#JMKSpace The Writer/Director relationship

The Writer/Director relationship Developing ideas and Dramaturgy with Luke Barnes This #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will look at the writer/ director relationship. How do you clearly move towards a draft of a project from genesis to production draft peacefully, purposefully, whilst maintaining excitement? Run by Luke Barnes; Playwright and Screenwriter. Luke’s work has been produced […]

#JMKSpace Preparing a Show: Nancy Medina

Preparation for shows how the here and now can shape practice with  Nancy Medina This #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will look at how to prepare for shows, with a particular focus on the environment we find ourselves in now. Nancy will lead a guided reflection on how the situation we are currently facing can shape […]

#JMKSpace Approaching the ‘Classics’

Approaching the ‘Classics’ How can directors converse with a play-text? with  Rebecca Frecknall Directing the work of a living writer allows us the possibility for direct access to the playwright. We can ask them questions, dig into their influences and inspirations and learn of the characters’ intentions straight from their creator. But how do Theatre […]

#JMKSpace ‘Crongton Knights’: Collaborative Theatre Making

Creative Collaboration Approaches to making ‘Crongton Knights’ with  Oliver O’Shea Following the #JMKSpace Post Show discussion on Crongton Knights, this session continues the conversation with Oliver O’Shea, Creative Associate of Pilot Theatre. Oliver will explore Pilot’s collaborative approach to making work for young people, and the role of dramaturgy in developing stage adaptations, by referring to […]

#JMKSpace Collaborating with a Designer

Collaboration Working with a theatre designer with  Jeff James A director’s relationship with a designer is crucial to the success of a production. Ideally, the stage design for a show emerges out of a series of conversations between designer and director over the months leading up to rehearsal and production. Focusing on text-based theatre, this […]

#JMKSpace Starting to Cast

How to assemble a company with Tristan Fynn Aiduenu Aimed at early career directors and theatre makers, who may be yet to have opportunities to work with a Casting Director, this #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will take you through many of the tips Tristan has learnt with, and without, casting directors. In this two hour […]

#JMKSpace Post Show for North East Directors

Fancy watching a play and talking about it?  Nothing compares to the magic of a live audience experience. However in these times, it’s fantastic to have access to so much theatre from our living rooms while we patiently wait for our theatre spaces to re-open their doors. But what about the drink and discussion in the […]

#JMKSpace Starting Points: Jaz Woodcock Stewart

Plays that don’t start with the word with  Jaz Woodcock Stewart This #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will look at making plays that don’t start with one writer. In a writing-centric theatre ecology, are there other ways to make Plays? Through tasks and improvisation everyone in a process may ‘write’; whether that be actors, designers and […]

#JMKSpace Creative Collaborators

Creative Collaboration Working with sound and light with  Prema Mehta and James Cook This #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will look at the careers of two experienced creative practitioners, and to explore the dialogue and relationship between a Director and Lighting and Sound Designers. This #JMKSpace event is open to all.  It takes the place of our directors’ groups […]