JMK Birmingham – The Rep

In partnership with Birmingham Rep, we run a Directors' Group for emerging directors and theatre-makers based in the region. Participants have access to free JMK workshops, residencies and networking events, as well as the opportunity to apply for Assistant Director bursaries.

This group is run by our JMK Director Practitioner, Martin Berry. Martin also runs our group at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton, and our new group at Nottingham Playhouse - encouraging a creative and collaborative community across the Midlands.

Take Part:

Please get in touch with for details on how to sign up. You can also join our mailing list for Birmingham opportunities.

Current Opportunities:

On the second Thursday of every month (7-9pm), our JMK bursary recipients Nyasha Gudo and Lucy Bird will be running a free workshop at Birmingham Rep for Midlands based directors.

These workshops will be a practical and theoretical look at various aspect of directing, such as preparing a text for production, working with a writer, how to give notes in rehearsals, blocking, running technical rehearsals, and a workshop with one of the Birmingham Rep's producers.

Next Workshop: 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 other directors such as but not limited to Peter Brook, Katy Mitchell etc. As part of the session we will also cover rehearsal room essentials such as giving notes, planning a rehearsal call and many more.

To sign up for your free place, please email