We are thrilled to run a Directors’ Group for emerging directors in Bristol, hosted at Bristol Old Vic and Tobacco Factory Theatres. Participants have access to free JMK workshops, residencies and networking events, as well as the opportunity to apply for Assistant Director bursaries.
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Workshop with JAMES GRIEVE: The writer / director relationship on new plays
Friday 28th February
Bristol Old Vic
This workshop, curated by the JMK Trust, is for directors and theatre makers to explore the crucial relationship between the writer and director of a new play from commission to press night via redrafting, casting, design, rehearsals, tech and previews. How to build trust, give great notes and support playwrights as the lead creative artists in premiering bold new plays.
James Grieve was Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough, the UK’s national theatre of new plays, for 10 years during which time the company produced 50 world premieres on tour to more than 300 places. For Paines Plough James directed new plays by writers including Mike Bartlett, James Graham, Kate Tempest, Elinor Cook, Tom Wells, Anna Jordan, Brad Birch, Penelope Skinner and Nick Payne. His freelance work includes the world premiere of David Baddiel’s debut play God’s Dice, a new production of Les Miserables for Wermland Opera in Sweden, Brian Friel’s Translations which won Best Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2014 and the new musical The Assassination of Katie Hopkins which won Best Musical Production at the UK Theatre Awards 2018. In 2020 he will direct a new production of Cabaret for Gothenburg Opera.
To book your free place, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol based directors and theatre-makers are also welcome to join the free workshops we have coming up in Reading, Salisbury and Southampton. There is a small bursary pot available to support participants who may need assistance with covering travel and/or any access requirements they may have. Full information can be found here.
Click to read this blog by Charlotte Marigot, our recent JMK Bristol Assistant Director bursary recipient, describing working on Macbeth at Tobacco Factory Theatres.