The James Menzie-Kitchin Young Director Award

Posted on 1 August 2008

Michael Oakleigh has won the 2008 James Menzie-Kitchin Young Director Award.

Writing and Performance graduand Michael Oakleigh has won the 2008 James Menzie-Kitchin Young Director Award and will now direct Christopher Marlowe's 'Edward II' at the Battersea Arts Centre in July. The artistic director of the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner, who judged the JMK competition, has described Michael as 'a hugely promising director whose career is one to watch'.

During his undergraduate career at York Michael's productions included Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale', Webster's 'The Duchess of Malfi', Mamet's 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago', Pinter's 'Betrayal', and the 'Agamemnon' of Aeschylus.