Applications Open for the JMK Award 2020

Applications for the 2020 JMK Young Director Award are now open and will close on 24 January at 11pm. In 2019 the JMK Award partnered with the Orange Tree Theatre for the first time to stage Arinzé Kene’s Little Baby Jesus, directed by JMK award-winning director Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu, and designer Tara Usher. Continuing its relationship with the Orange Tree Theatre in 2020, the JMK […]

#JMKSpace Ask an Artistic Director

Ask an Artistic Director  with Chris Haydon Artistic Directors are seen as some of the most influential individuals in the theatre industry. But what do they actually do? And, more importantly, what does one need to do to get a show out of them? In this session, Christopher Haydon will talk about his own experience […]

#JMKSpace Writer in the Room

Devising Theatre What is a ‘Writer in the Room’? with Adam Peck Drawing mainly on his experience of working with director Sally Cookson, in a devised theatre context, Adam aims to explore the meaning of the term ‘dramaturg’, and get to the bottom of what it means for a theatre director to have a ‘writer-in-the-room’. […]

#JMKSpace Making Work as a Collective: The Wardrobe Ensemble

Join Jesse Meadows and Helena Middleton, two founding members of The Wardrobe Ensemble, to explore devising theatre as an ensemble. The Wardrobe Ensemble are a group of theatre artists working together to make new plays that dissect the twenty-first century experience. Formed in 2011, they have made 15 shows which have toured nationally and internationally, […]

#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 with Jake Orr

Producing How does it work and what are the challenges? with Jake Orr This #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will look at the relationship between a theatre director and creative producer. Jake will use previous productions he has worked upon to give an insight into the relationship. He will also aim to demystify what a producer […]

#JMKSpace

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 Post-Show with Maria Crocker

Fancy watching a play and talking about it?  Nothing compares to the magic of a live audience experience. However in these difficult 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 […]

Workshop with Lyndsey Turner – Update

As part of the new #JMKSpace programme of online events, we’re inviting a small number of the directors who previously took up places on April’s Approaching Classic Plays workshop to join director Lyndsey Turner via Zoom for an online Q&A and general chat about being a director during and after lockdown. We are inviting everyone […]

News about this year’s JMK Award

Due the significant and ongoing impact of Covid 19 on the theatres that we partner with and host the JMK Award and National Program of director development events, the JMK Trust is adjusting some of the ways in which it delivers its work. This year’s selection process for the JMK Award is continuing, with longlisted […]

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 […]