We are working with the JMK Trust and Direct North to offer early career directors free access to workshop and development opportunities as well as a chance to meet regularly with a group of peers to network and share ideas.
The JMK Trust was founded in memory of director James Menzies-Kitchin, and each year, the JMK Trust provides talented young and emerging theatre directors with awards, guidance and development opportunities.
The JMK Trust also offers a regional assistant director bursary, funded by The Leverhulme Trust, which enables one member of each group per year to assist on a production at their local venue. Previous bursaries include, Yusra Warsama assisting Walter Meierjohann’s 2014 production of Romeo and Juliet and in 2016 Michael White assisted ANU Productions with On Corporation Street.
JMK Residencies will be provided to offer some intensive skills-based training to directors with up to 15 places available per residency. Each residency will focus on a different area of practice from working with actors, to exploring the relationship with your designer or collaborating with a sound designer. These residencies take place in March 2017 and June 2017 (details to be confirmed later).