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.

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The Weird World of Dramaturgy - Workshop with JMK Award winner Josh Roche

Northern Stage, 16th October - 3.30pm - 5.30pm
An idiot's guide to dramaturgy; what on earth is it and how does it work? How does dramaturgy affect directors, writers, actors and creatives? By exploring a selection of different scenes from new and old plays, this workshop will uncover what lies beneath the weird and beautiful world of dramaturgy.

Josh Roche is a freelance director and dramaturg. He is the 2017 winner of the JMK Award, directing My Name is Rachel Corrie at the Young Vic. He was the literary associate for Soho Theatre for two years and has worked as an associate director with Shakespeare's Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

To sign up for this workshop, please email Mark Calvert:


JMK Northern Stage Directors' Group - Exclusive Ticket Deal

We have a great deal to see the following fantastic performances at Northern Stage. You'll find out loads about how these productions were made from their post show discussions, and you'll watch with other JMK Newcastle directors and theatre-makers! This deal offers:

£7 tickets for post show discussion performances of:

The Mountaintop Directed by JMK Award winner (2016) Roy Alexander Weise.

Future Bodies Unlimited and RashDash smash together science fact and fiction in a kaleidoscopic montage of words, music and movement.

Fagins Twist - Tony Adigun’s Avant Garde Dance flips your expectations of a tale you think you know...

Under Milkwood An enfolding, haunting and at times unsettling experience that glimpses a golden era that may never have existed.

This ticket offer costs £28 in total. This must be paid all at once, and you must stay for the post show discussion.

To register your interest, please email JMK Director Practitioner Maria Crocker:


JMK Assistant Director Bursary at Northern Stage

Apply by 12 October to assist Mark Calvert on the upcoming production of A Christmas Carol at Northern Stage. Click here for full details and how to apply!


Find Out More:

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.

You can also read this blog from our most recent JMK Assistant Director bursary recipient Holly Gallagher, who assisted Mark Calvert at Northern Stage on Frankie & Johnny in the Clair de Lune.