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Vital Xposure’s new Artistic Lead

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Stephen Bailey as Vital Xposure's new Artistic Lead! Stephen is an award-winning neurodivergent director and producer, with longstanding experience in creating new accessible work. He won…
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Our new short film is here!

We are super thrilled to share our new short film! It is an invitation to join forces with Vital Xposure, because together, we can excite and thrill, we can top the bill.  Created with a fantastic team of disabled, d/Deaf and Neurodivergent…
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Ellie Dunn

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Ladies, fellas and gentleTHEMs. I am here, a disabled, part Irish, queer. Allegedly anyway, I could be Swedish. As I type this I’m colouring a white bin I got from Ikea with a felt tip pen, it’s easing my anxiety despite being the most…
Photo of a short haired South Asian man with stubble wearing a white shirt and grey coat. Text in shades of dark red and orange reads: Wellspring 2023 - Writers' Blog. Mohit Mathur. Bottom: company logos of Vital Xposure, Bush Theatre, Paines Plough, Soho Theatre, Theatre503, Arts Council England, City Bridge Trust and National Lottery Community Fund.

Mohit Mathur

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Four years ago, sitting in a circle in my drama school and reading a play out loud, my heart started racing, all the words were moving. No matter how much I focused, I couldn’t get them in order. A week later, I was diagnosed with severe…
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Join our Board

For over ten years, we have been creating and touring work informed by stories from hidden and unheard voices. We are now expanding and testing new ground. Based in London, we have national reach and, with a programme of examination, experimentation…
Profile photo of Em, who has shoulder length brown hair, a large smile and warm face. They are wearing a scoop necked navy top. Text in shades of dark red and orange reads: Wellspring 2023 - Writers' Blog. Em Prendergast. Bottom: company logos of Vital Xposure, Bush Theatre, Paines Plough, Soho Theatre, Theatre503, Arts Council England, City Bridge Trust and National Lottery Community Fund.

Em Prendergast

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Hello! I’m Emma Prendergast and I am a working-class, writing-focused actor-deviser most recently working as an actor playing Athena in the National Theatre’s The Odyssey, a project that featured over 160 community artists! I am interested…
Photo of a white androgynous person with short dark hair, pictured on a sand beach, in their wheelchair. They wear black leather clothes and peacefully gaze away from the camera. Text in shades of dark red and orange reads: Wellspring 2023 - Writers' Blog. Jesse Stone. Bottom: company logos of Vital Xposure, Bush Theatre, Paines Plough, Soho Theatre, Theatre503, Arts Council England, City Bridge Trust and National Lottery Community Fund.

Jesse Stone

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Hi, I’m Jesse and I’m a queer crip writer with a passion for telling authentic, complex and joyful stories about trans and disabled people. Through Wellspring, I am developing a play about queer crip sex and relationships, navigating…
Photo of a woman with white skin. Brown/Mousy brown hair tied back. Wearing a black/dark blue top. Text in shades of dark red and orange reads: Wellspring 2023 - Writers' Blog. Yaz Nin. Bottom: company logos of Vital Xposure, Bush Theatre, Paines Plough, Soho Theatre, Theatre503, Arts Council England, City Bridge Trust and National Lottery Community Fund.

Yaz Nin

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I have struggled to navigate my way in this industry since acquiring a disability in 2018. I wanted to join Wellspring so I could write a full length play with support and encouragement. I needed this support not only regarding the craft…
Black and white photo of a mixed Asian and white young woman with brown hair and brown eyes,. Text in shades of dark red and orange reads: Wellspring 2023 - Writers' Blog. Sophia Wai Yee Ginsburg. Bottom: company logos of Vital Xposure, Bush Theatre, Paines Plough, Soho Theatre, Theatre503, Arts Council England, City Bridge Trust and National Lottery Community Fund.

Sophia Wai Yee Ginsburg

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Hello, my name is Sophia Wai Yee Ginsburg. Here is where I would usually explain more about who I am, but I am sick of using identity terms this week (Sometimes I just feel like a category, a set of boxes ticked “diversity”…can you…