JMK Northampton – Royal & Derngate

We're delighted to run a Directors' Group for emerging directors in partnership with Royal & Derngate. 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 open to directors and theatre-makers based in the East Midlands, and offers an insight into the workings of a busy regional venue and the directing process.

This group is run by our JMK Director Practitioner, Martin Berry. Martin also runs our Directors' Group at Birmingham Rep and our new group at Nottingham Playhouse - encouraging collaboration and creating a wider creative community across the Midlands.

Take Part:

Please get in touch with for details on how to sign up, and join our mailing list to receive Northampton opportunities.

Recent Opportunities:

Well-being and Directing Trauma with Nikki Disney

Thursday 26th April, 6 – 8pm

In this 2 hour workshop we will be looking at trauma and how it impacts individuals and the collective.  We will look at how these themes can impact on the rehearsal room and how to support actors who have both lived experiences of traumatic events or are embodying a character who has a traumatic response.  We will also look at how these themes can impact on the cast/crew and audiences.  There will be space for thinking about your own work in practice and developing critical thinking when designing safe spaces.

Nikki Disney is a dramatherapist, creative supervisor, yoga teacher and director specialising in working with vulnerable groups.  She is currently investigating supporting the arts from a well-being perspective.