JMK Newcastle – Northern Stage

In partnership with Northern Stage, we run a JMK Directors' Group for emerging directors and theatre-makers in the North of England. 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 programme at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, encouraging creative collaboration across the border.

Take Part:

Please sign up to our mailing list for the latest JMK Northern Stage workshops and opportunities. If you have any questions about the group, or to sign up for a workshop, please email

Current Opportunities:

Workshop with CLAIRE BIRCH, Royal Shakespeare Company

Friday 21st February
Northern Stage

This workshop will be led by Claire Birch, Assistant Producer at the Royal Shakespeare Company. It will offer an insight into how the RSC produce, work with directors and recruit assistant directors.

Please email to book your place or for any more information.

More Information:

You can also have a read of this blog by our Director Practitioner Maria Crocker, describing her experience a few years ago as the JMK Assistant Director bursary recipient for Catch 22 at Northern Stage.

In this blog, JMK Assistant Director bursary recipient, Holly Gallagher, describes assisting Mark Calvert at Northern Stage on Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune.