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Wiltshire Creative / JMK Trust Emerging Directors Programme

Wiltshire creative 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 Wiltshire Creative, 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@wiltshirecreative.co.uk



Friday 21 (11-5pm) and Saturday 22 September(10-4pm)
JMK Director’s Residency with Shôn Dale Jones

White Room Studio, Salisbury Arts Centre

A two day workshop exploring the practice and work of theatre-maker Shôn Dale-Jones, who’s shows include The Duke, Me & Robin Hood and The Wonderful World of Hugh Hughes.

Shôn’s work plays on the line between reality and fiction, often exploring personal experience as a way into universal truths.

The workshop will explore how to discover and develop stories through a mixture of writing and improvisation.

Shôn is has won two Scotsman Fringe Firsts, a Total Theatre Award, a BBC AUDIO DRAMA AWARD for Best Scripted Comedy Drama and has recently been nominated for a Prix Europa for Best European Radio Drama for THE DUKE.

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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