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.

How to Take Part:

To be added to our mailing list for Newcastle opportunities, please email

Recent Opportunities:

Tax Return Party - 14th January (10am - 4pm)

Hello 2019, and hello tax return. Yes, it's that time of year again, the dreaded tax return is looming, but this year JMK and Northern Stage Creative Team are joining forces to get rid of those January blues by hosting a tax return event. There will be motivational music, tea, coffee, biscuits and some friendly Northern Stage finance experts on hand to answer your questions. So, bring your laptop, receipts, bank statements and calculators and lets crunch those numbers together.

JMK Award Workshop - 14th January (4pm-6pm)

Curious about the JMK Award and how it can springboard your career as an emerging director? Join 2017 JMK Award winner Josh Roche for this free and fun workshop, which will guide you through the application process and answer all your questions. Further details about the JMK Award can be found here.

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.