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.

Upcoming Workshops:

To attend these events, you must be a member of the JMK & HOME network - to sign up, please email


RashDash Weekender

Join RashDash in exploring starting points for making movement and text within a devised process. We’ll talk about and explore form and how we shape narrative when movement is a principle language and articulate mode of expression. Most of all we’ll try and play our way into discovering what we might make.

RashDash is an award winning feminist and physical theatre company. Shows include Three Sisters (UK Theatre Award Best Tour Production) The Darkest Corners (a large scale, outdoor, headphone show for Transform Festival 2017), Two Man Show(Edinburgh Fringe First Winner 2016, Stage Award for Acting Excellence).

Dates and details:

The workshop will run from 10am-5pm on Saturday the 15th and Sunday 16th December.

The deadline for applications is Sunday the 2nd December at 6pm.

How to book:

If you are a member of the JMK & HOME network, or once you have emailed to sign up, please fill in the application form via the HOME website. We have limited places available for this workshop so unfortunately we will not be able to accept everyone who applies. Successful candidates will be notified by 5th December at the latest.

If you have any questions about the application please email


CV Surgery

A chance to get advice from Liz Stevenson (JMK Director Practitioner and freelance theatre director) and Jennie McCusker (Head of Talent Development at HOME) on approaches to writing a good CV and personal statement.

Dates and details: 

This event will run on Tuesday 4th December, 6pm-8pm.

How to book:

Places are free but you must be part of the JMK network. If you are not part of the HOME JMK network, please email to sign up. 

If you are already a member of the network, you can book your place here.