New – JMK Stoke

We're delighted to announce a new addition to our National Programme partner venues - New Vic Stoke.

Our JMK programme with the New Vic is free, and open to emerging and established directors who live in or come from Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

The programme is curated by JMK Director Practitioner, Piers Black. Piers also co-ordinates our programme at the HOME Manchester and Leeds Playhouse to encourage new collaborations across the regions.

Current Opportunities:

The first workshop will be on Saturday 9th November, 2pm-6pm, at the New Vic. It will be led by Piers Black, the JMK Director Practitioner for this area. As well as providing an excellent opportunity to learn from Piers and pick up some new directing skills and ideas, it'll also be a chance to hear a bit more about JMK and have your say about what workshop topics would be useful for us to cover over the next few months.

On Tuesday 12th November, 2-6pm, there will be the opportunity to observe the technical rehearsal of the New Vic's Christmas show,The Prince and the Pauper.

If you'd like to attend either of these sessions, please email

The following events will also be happening over the next few months, so be sure to put them in your diary now!

JMK New Vic Directors' Group Events:
Saturday 9th November 2pm-6pm – introductory/development workshop
Tuesday 12th November 2pm-6pm – invitation to watch Prince and the Pauper technical rehearsal
Saturday 14th December 2pm-6pm – skills workshop, followed by directors' drinks. There may also be the opportunity to watch The Prince and the Pauper that evening; info to follow
Saturday 22nd February 2pm-6pm – skills workshop
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st March – Residency weekend

Take Part:

If you wish to be added to our JMK New Vic group, and receive updates on these opportunities straight to your inbox, please email and copy in