At the heart of The REP sits our commitment to new work and to the voices and experiences of the communities that make up our region.
Through REP Foundry we are proud to identify, nurture and develop new stories, new voices and new artists from the West Midlands.
Now in its fourth year our award winning development programme offers year round attachments to writers, theatre makers and directors. They receive mentorship, have access to the staff and resources of The REP and have budgets to make, share and test work. Productions that have been created in REP Foundry and produced by The REP include Nothing, Lady Lust, Abuelo, The Forensics Of A Flat and Unknown Male.
For more information about REP Foundry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For writers from the West Midlands who are interested in learning more about the craft of playwriting, Write Away offers free workshops and masterclasses.
Email your interest in Write Away to email@example.com
The JMK Directors group is for young and emerging theatre makers and directors in the West Midlands and offers access to free workshops, networking and assistant director bursaries. Directors from the JMK group have assisted on REP productions of The Mother, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Folk and Amédée.
The Birmingham JMK directors' group is for young and emerging theatre makers and directors in the Birmingham area and offers access to free workshops, networking and other opportunities. It has been set up as part of the JMK Trust's regional programme which aims to find and support talented theatre directors around the UK. To learn more about the group please contact and to find out more about The JMK Trust click here.The Birmingham JMK directors' group is for young and emerging theatre makers and directors in the Birmingham area and offers access to free workshops, networking and other opportunities. It has been set up as part of the JMK Trust's regional programme which aims to find and support talented theatre directors around the UK. To learn more about the group please contact and to find out more about The JMK Trust click here.
Thank you so much for reading my play and your feedback; it is so rare to actually receive the thoughts of such an experienced individual from such an established theatre, especially one who engages with a piece so fully, so thank you immensely.
If you have a script you would like us to read please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
It may take up to four months for a reply so do bear with us.
Furnace is our new initiative for local people to discover how theatre is created, to work with extraordinary artists, and to create their own shows.
Current ways to get involved are listed here and more exciting opportunities will be announced soon
- Share your local football stories and be part of our upcoming production, Stadium
- Unleash your inner artist with our weekly art classes which cost just £5 email email@example.com if you would like to attend.
- Make your very own play with our Play In A Day Workshops.
- Explore our interactive exhibition in the Foyer, #MadeAtTheREP.
- Stay for a free Post-Show Discussion.
- Visit our free Discovery Day on 15 October.
- Play the piano in our foyer (ask at the Box Office counter for access).
- Discover a range of playwrights, styles and periods with our fun, informal Play-Reading Group.
If you have a story to share, please contact The REP's Community Engagement Producer, Rosalyn Lesurf-Olner by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
You'll see that we've signposted Artists, members of the local community and those creative orgainsations in need of a space within which to develop and present idea below.