This prestigious, annual award is presented to one young theatre director of outstanding potential enabling them to mount a professional production. In 2019 the winning production will be presented at the Orange Tree for the first time with the winner’s production forming a core part of the theatre’s annual programming. At this new home, the JMK Award will offer one director aged 35 and under the opportunity to direct a full-scale Orange Tree show.
The JMK Trust was established in 1997 following the death of James Menzies-Kitchin, a young director of exceptional talent and promise.
Winning the JMK Award has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of Britain’s finest directors including Thea Sharrock, Natalie Abrahami, Bijan Sheibani, Roy Alexander Weise, Polly Findlay and Joe Hill-Gibbins.
Submissions for the 2019 Award have now closed. Please check back for details of the applying for the Award in 2020.
Some restrictions apply.