BA (Hons) Directing graduate Roy Alexander Weise has been announced as the winner of the 19th annual James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award.

Chosen after a rigorous selection process, Roy was selected to receive a bursary of £25,000 to have his production of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop staged at the Young Vic.

After graduating from the College in 2011, Roy became a member of the Genesis Directors Network at the Young Vic and Associate Artist at The Red Room. He was first runner up for the JMK Award in 2014 and, in the same year, was the BBC Theatre Fellow at the Bush Theatre and the Lyric Hammersmith.

Roy is currently making his professional directing debut with Stone Face by Eve Leigh at the Finborough Theatre.

After receiving his award, Roy tweeted; “God is too good to me. So proud to become a part of the amazing cohort of directors to win @JMKTrust1 Award!”

The Mountaintop. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, is the fictionalised account of the night before Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination and will be staged in the autumn of 2016 at the Young Vic.