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, encouraging a creative and collaborative community across the Midlands.

How to Take Part:

Get in touch with for details on how to sign up, and join our mailing list for Birmingham opportunities.

Recent Opportunities:

JMK Award Workshop
Saturday 19th January: 4pm - 5.30pm

Curious about the JMK Award and how it can springboard your career as an emerging director? Join us for a free and fun workshop, which will guide you through the application process and answer all your questions. Further details about the JMK Award can be found here.

This workshop occurs after the first day of our Working With Creatives residency (detailed below). You are welcome to attend this workshop as part of the residency weekend, or just attend it on its own.

Working With Creatives residency
Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 January
, 11am - 4pm on both days

Two days exploring the relationships and collaborative possibilities of working with a creative team.  This residency  is a unique chance to discuss practices, working with the following experienced industry professionals:

Prema Mehta - Lighting Designer
(Credits include productions for The Young Vic, Fame UK tour, Sheffield Theatres, Curve, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Watford Palace and many more...)

Chris Flux - Stage Manager, Lighting Programmer and Technical Manager
(Ex Head of Technical at Leicester Curve)  

Gabrielle Moleta - Movement Director
(A performer, actor-trainer and versatile movement director with 25 years’ international professional experience working in theatre, movement, classical text, physical theatre, new writing and motion capture.  Works around the world in movement and improvisation)
Nikki Disney - Wellbeing coach
(Expert in wellbeing for artists and directors in the workplace and rehearsal room)

Both days will be fun and interactive, with lots of time for discussion and questions as well as practical exercises. Please come along to both days for the full experience. If you can only make it along to some of the time, please let us know in advance so we can accommodate that.