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 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 […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Nyasha Gudo

JMK Assistant Director bursary recipient Nyasha Gudo shares his experience of working on The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall and directed by Roy Alexander Weise (who won the 2016 JMK Award with this production). The show was a co-production between Reading Rep, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Desara Productions, and also toured to Northern Stage, The […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Evan Lordan

In our latest JMK blog, Evan Lordan describes his experiences as the JMK Assistant Director on Touching the Void, adapted by David Greig from the memoir by Joe Simpson, and directed by Tom Morris. Touching the Void was a co-production between Bristol Old Vic, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Royal & Derngate Northampton and Fuel. The […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Marcus Bazley

“I felt like I’d reached a point in my career where I needed to challenge my ways of working, get more experience in bigger spaces and go back to learning again.” In our latest JMK Blog, our recent JMK South West bursary recipient Marcus Bazley discusses his experience working on Beauty and the Beast, the Christmas […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Lucy Bird

“Have confidence in yourself and your ideas, and if directing is something you want to do, stick to it. It took me three tries before I got the JMK bursary but when I finally got there it was the most incredible experience, and even during my unsuccessful applications I got to meet and talk to […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Heather Carroll

“This bursary, and being an Assistant actually, is all about learning and collaborating. People won’t lose respect for you if you don’t know something but will if you just bulldoze through regardless.” Heather Carroll reflects on working as the JMK Leverhulme Assistant Director on Future Bodies – a HOME Manchester and Unlimited co-production in collaboration with RashDash… […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir

JMK Assistant Director bursary recipient Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir gives us an insight into working on Ulster American at the Traverse Theatre and what she’s up to next… Why did you apply for the JMK Trust Assistant Director bursary? I’d been wanting to work for the Traverse as an assistant director for a while and I’d applied for […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Alice Wordsworth

“You have to be bold and confident in who you are and what you can bring. Get yourself into the rooms where you can meet the right people who can offer you opportunities.” Alice Wordsworth is our most recent JMK Leverhulme Assistant Director bursary recipient at Wiltshire Creative; she assisted Ryan McBryde on ‘Love on […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Katherine Nesbitt

“I learnt the importance of relationships across the creative team, and that whilst directing can at times feel like a lonely and pressurised job, it takes a village to make it work.” Katherine Nesbitt describes her JMK Assistant Director bursary, assisting Orla O’Loughlin on ‘Swallow’ at the Traverse Theatre in 2015, and how the experience continues […]