Today we’re opening #JMKSpace, a programme of online workshops over the next few months, whilst the UK population is in lockdown and our partner venues are closed due to Covid 19. Exploiting the benefits of online delivery, many are open to everyone who wants to attend. Some will be focused on smaller groups with a […]

#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: 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: 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, […]

#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 […]