JMK Edinburgh – Traverse Theatre

We're thrilled to run a Directors' Group for emerging directors in partnership with the Traverse Theatre, supporting emerging theatre-makers and directors in Scotland. 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, Maria Crocker. Maria also runs our Directors' Group at Northern Stage, Newcastle, encouraging collaboration between directors across the two regions.

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Recent Opportunities:

The Director, Dramaturg and Writer

Friday 14 June, 11am-1pm 
Traverse Theatre

Led by Traverse Theatre Interim Artistic Director, Gareth Nicholls, this workshop will explore the relationship between a director &/or dramaturg and writer and the process of taking a script from initial idea to fully staged production. Looking at questions such as...

- How can writers and directors work effectively together?
- When is the right time to give ’that’ note?
- What happens when you disagree?
- Where do your loyalties as a director lie?
- And how do you move from script notes to the dramaturgy of realised scene - and what’s the difference?

This will be a discussion based workshop exploring ideas around dramaturgy, note giving and different models of working together asking how, ultimately, we can all collaborate effectively to put on the best show possible.