JMK Manchester – HOME

We're thrilled to run a Directors' Group for emerging directors and theatre-makers who are based in/near Manchester. Our group is run in partnership with HOME. 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, Liz Stevenson. Liz also runs our Directors' Group at Leeds Playhouse, developing a community of directors/theatre-makers across the regions.

Take Part

To join the JMK HOME Directors' Group, please email

Recent Opportunities

JMK HOME Workshop - Working with a Movement Director

Thursday 6 June, 6.30pm at HOME Manchester

What can a movement director offer your piece? Movement directing is a broad term for what practitioners working with movement can offer a production. How do we work together to realise physical life into the piece? It can sometimes feel overwhelming for both the director and the movement director at the start of the process. To discover how to make the process more seamless, join Jennifer Jackson for a practical workshop exploring what we mean when we talk about embodied performances and physical languages.

Jennifer is a movement director, actor and theatre maker. Some movement direction includes: Be My Baby/Around The World in 80 Days (Leeds Playhouse), The Dark (Fuel Theatre), Death of a SalesmanQueens of the Coal AgeOur Town (Royal Exchange Theatre), Parliament Square (Bush Theatre & Royal Exchange Theatre), The Mountaintop (Young Vic & National Tour), and Paines Plough Roundabout Seasons 2017 & 2018.

More Information:

Have a read of this blog by Heather Carroll, describing her experiences as the JMK Assistant Director on Future Bodies - a HOME Manchester and Unlimited co-production in collaboration with RashDash.