JMK Assistant Director Blog – Holly Gallagher

Hello! My name is Holly Gallagher – I’m a director, theatre maker, and facilitator based in Teesside in the North East of England, and I am the most recent recipient of the JMK Assistant Director Bursary in the region! I was eager to take on the role of JMK Assistant Director for Mark Calvert’s Frankie […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Gemma Aked-Priestley

We asked Gemma Aked-Priestley (JMK Assistant Director bursary recipient for ‘The Shadow Factory’, Nuffield Southampton Theatres) for an insight into the bursary experience, some tips for directors starting out and a few ultimate ambitions…   Why did you apply for the JMK Trust bursary?  Nuffield Southampton Theatres has always been special to me. I grew […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Charlotte Marigot

“The JMK Trust does something invaluable in rewarding emerging directors with professional experience and giving them a chance to grow” JMK Bursary recipient Charlotte Marigot describes working as the Assistant Director on Macbeth at Tobacco Factory Theatres directed by Adele Thomas.  “Since I have been assisting in theatre production I have looked for the different projects […]

JMK Assistant Director Blog – Maria Crocker

In the first of a new blog series about our National Programme, former Assistant Director bursary recipient Maria Crocker (Catch 22, Northern Stage)  describes the productions she has subsequently worked on, including her recent role as the staff director on the National Theatre’s Pinocchio. “I received my JMK Assistant Director bursary in 2014, to assist Rachel […]