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 Birmingham Free Workshop – Thurs 19 Sept

Getting your head round Tech Birmingham Rep, Thursday 19th September, 7-9pm Next week’s free workshop will focus on helping directors understand how best to prepare for Technical Rehearsals and manage running them smoothly and efficiently. Headed by Lucy Bird (JMK Assistant Director on The Lovely Bones), this will be a peer-led session for emerging directors. […]

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 […]

A Message from our Chair, Stephen Fewell

‘Theatre is currently a growth sector of our Creative Industries, but with arts subjects like A level Drama down by a massive third in 2017, nationwide activity to inspire, support and champion directors from all backgrounds is essential at this moment to sustain the creativity, relevance and reach of British Theatre. Do you share our […]

JMK Birmingham Rep – Free Workshop, 15 August

Join us for a free workshop at Birmingham Rep Thursday 15 August 7-9pm A practical and theoretical workshop facilitated by Nyasha Gudo (JMK bursary recipient, The Mountaintop)  looking at different rehearsals processes and how to facilitate a productive rehearsal period for the company and creative team. During the session we will explore techniques used by […]

August Opportunity to Double our Impact

Can You Help? As a small organisation, although we are called a Trust, we don’t have income from a trust fund and rely on your help to raise all the money to continue our programmes across the UK each year. Like you, we believe that there are so many talented directors and theatre makers around the country […]

Ken’s Network – Offstage career development in the performing arts

Ken’s Network was set up in 2018 by a group of friends and colleagues to honour the memory of Ken Bennett-Hunter. Ken’s Network wants to look for ways of supporting mid-career development for those working in off stage roles in the performing arts industry who want to change tack, for whatever reason. Ken himself changed […]

Residency Opportunity at ArtHouse Jersey

ArtHouse Jersey are currently accepting last-minute residency applications from creatives (of any discipline) who are looking to develop their practice, meet local artists or to make new work. Residency is available for dates between 9-20th July (more than one room is available depending on dates). The residencies are currently held at Chateau Vermont in Jersey, […]

‘Live Like a Local’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019

Our friends at COMMON are supporting The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society to find creatives, presenting work at the Edinburgh Fringe 2019, who are interested in taking part in the pilot of their innovative ‘Like Like a Local’ programme. The ‘Live Like a Local’ project seeks to match local residents, who may experience loneliness or social […]

JMK Birmingham Workshop – Directing & Devising

Thursday 13th June, 7-9pm Birmingham REP What is the devising process? How can you apply it your own practice? Former REP Foundry Artist, Will Jackson, will be running some clowning and devising exercises based on his practice and the work he does with Quick Duck Theatre. LYNNEBEC, an experimental movement company based in Birmingham, will […]