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Salisbury Playhouse / JMK Trust Emerging Directors Programme

Salisbury Playhouse, Nuffield Southampton Theatres and the JMK Trust are inviting local directors and theatre-makers interested in directing theatre to join their free ongoing talent development scheme, based at the two theatres. The aim is to:

  • Create a hub for directors interested in making theatre.
  • Provide access to exclusive workshop, training and development opportunities for emerging directors and makers.
  • Create a chance for directors and makers to meet regularly, to network and to share ideas both regionally and nationally.
  • The opportunity to apply for a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, securing the chance to work as an assistant director on a professional production.

Jo Newman will head up the scheme at the Salisbury Playhouse, working with the Nuffield Theatre and JMK's Regional Coordinators Sam Potter and Justin Audibert to create a series of workshops, gatherings and events for theatre directors in the region throughout the year.

To join the group please email Jo.Newman@salisburyplayhouse.com




We will email with more information about each of these events and how to sign up closer to the time, this is just an overview so you can have the dates in your diary.

Betrayal trip and Post Show Talk
Wednesday 13 September 7.30pm
Salisbury Playhouse
JMK members eligible for £9 tickets for this performance – please email floralongleycook@gmail.com to reserve your place.
Flora is a 'Leverhulme Arts Scholar and recipient of the JMK regional bursary funded by the Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarships Fund.’ 

Nuffield Southampton Laboratory Associates Performance and Post Show Talk
Thursday 5 October
Nuffield Southampton Theatres
Please email Hannah Bevan - Nuffield Southampton Theatres if you are interested in coming along. Hannah.bevan@nstheatres.co.uk

Monday 16 October 6.30-9pm, Rehearsal Room at Salisbury Playhouse
Workshop and Q&A with Sam Pritchard
Sam is the Associate Director (International) at the Royal Court Theatre. Directing includes: Pygmalion (Headlong, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Nuffield Theatres, National Tour), There Has Possibly Been An Incident (Royal Exchange, Edinburgh St. Stephens, Soho Theatre, Berlin Theatertreffen), Fireface (Young Vic) and Galka Motalka (Royal Exchange). He won the JMK Directors Award in 2012. www.sampritcharddirector.com
Email Jo Newman jo.newman@salisburyplayhouse.com by Friday 13 October if you would like to attend.

Nuffield Southampton Theatre - New Building Tour
November (Date TBC)
Nuffield Southampton Theatres
More information coming soon!


If you have any questions please contact jo@jmktrust.org or sam@jmktrust.org


The JMK Trust was founded in 1997 in memory of a theatre director of thrilling promise, James Menzies-Kitchin, who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 28. It runs the annual JMK Young Director’s Award and works with theatres around the UK in its regional programme to discover and support emerging theatre directors. Our assistant director bursary, funded by The Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarships Award, is another part of our work which enables directors to learn new skills through practical experience. For more details about what we do please visit www.jmktrust.org.

The JMK Trust