John R. Wilkinson has won The Young Vic’s Genesis Future Directors Award for 2018.

As the recipient of the Genesis Future Directors Award, Wilkinson will direct a production of Winter by Jone Fosse in the Clare Theatre in February 2018.

Established in 2012, the Genesis Future Directors Award was created to nurture emerging directors by providing them with an opportunity to explore and develop their craft while creating their first fully resourced production at the Young Vic, recognised for its engagement with directors.

The Award will provide Wilkinson with mentoring and support from the theatre’s core creative producing and production teams.

On today’s announcement John R. Wilkinson said: “The Genesis Future Directors Award is an awesome prospect. Its reputation is acclaimed so I shall simply try to do it justice. The chance to practise in a theatre as spirited, artist-focused and championing as the Young Vic is a special pleasure.”

Winter is a riveting and hypnotic play about a chance encounter between a business man and volatile stranger in a park that has enduring consequences.

Winter will run from 14 February 2018 until 24 February 2018 in the Clare Theatre, Young Vic.