#JMKSpace Starting Points: Jaz Woodcock Stewart

Plays that don’t start with the word with  Jaz Woodcock Stewart This #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will look at making plays that don’t start with one writer. In a writing-centric theatre ecology, are there other ways to make Plays? Through tasks and improvisation everyone in a process may ‘write’; whether that be actors, designers and […]

#JMKSpace Creative Collaborators

Creative Collaboration Working with sound and light with  Prema Mehta and James Cook This #JMKSpace session/workshop on Zoom will look at the careers of two experienced creative practitioners, and to explore the dialogue and relationship between a Director and Lighting and Sound Designers. This #JMKSpace event is open to all.  It takes the place of our directors’ groups […]

#JMKSpace Ask an Artistic Director

Ask an Artistic Director  with Chris Haydon Please Note that this event has had to be rescheduled. The revised details are below. 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 […]

#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 directors who identify as working class, together with those who made successful applications for this year’s JMK Award, 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 […]