For 20 years, the JMK Trust has proudly supported the career of upcoming theatre directors, removing the obstacles of space and funds that would prevent many from fulfilling their talent. In
this way, we honour the memory of James Menzies-Kitchin, a theatre director of
great promise who died aged 28.
As well as our annual JMK Award, we have expanded our work to include an extensive regional programme of workshops and Assistant Director bursaries to nurture the next generation of talent across the UK.
The anniversary film launched by this Thunderclap celebrates our past – we are proud of our 20 years of
alumni directors and the careers we have launched.
It also aims to help secure our future – donations to the JMK Trust would
enable us to increase the opportunities we offer theatre directors of all
backgrounds and continue our work in the years to come.
To do so, we need your help to get the word out and raise donations. With your voice joining us, we can reach thousands of people across the
country. At a time of cuts and uncertainty, it has never been more important to help directing talent reach their first professional stage.
The JMK Trust
Image credit: Barbarians
by Barrie Keeffe. Directed by Liz Stevenson,
winner of the JMK Award 2015,
with Fisayo Akinade, Alex Austin and Brian Vernel.
by Ellie Kurttz.