We are working with the JMK Trust 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, Rash Dash and Unlimited’s 2018 production of Future Bodies and Paul Auster’s City of Glass HOME Lyric Hammersmith 59 Productions in 2017.
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. The next residency take place in 2019.