Entries by Vital Xposure Admin

Revival of Pullen’s Giant

A little over a year ago a fire destroyed our storage unit and all its contents. Ten years of our work along with our replica of Pullen’s Giant puppet went up in flames. But like the Pheonix we’ve risen from the ashes to rebuild yet another magnificent puppet and continue the journey. Following a creative […]

The Trouble with Access

Early in September we held an extraordinary week-long creative laboratory exploring fresh ways of layering access modes into theatre-making. We worked with award-winning playwright and radical theatre artist Lachlan Philpot, CEO of Playwright Australia, and widely published academic and award-winning Director, Alyson Campbell, to explore the artistic possibilities of Philpott’s narrative voice as part of an access […]

The Called – Creative Lab

In April  2018 we worked with writer and poet, Omikemi, on a research and development theatre piece exploring race, disability and medical history. Our team included a remarkable array of talented creatives and BSL interpeters led by our wonderful Director Vici Wreford-Sinnott. We would like to thank filmmaker Stephen Rudder for a unique collection of photos and […]

DisArt Festival streaming live from Michigan

This week our Artistic Director Julie McNamara is in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to talk about the work of Vital Xposure and deliver a key note speech at the Disability Arts Symposium 2017. Tune in to the LIVE STREAMING on 6, 7, and 8 April DisArt Festival organises the annual international symposium designed to bring together academics, […]

Blue Pen, film preview: Breaking the silence

Article by Russel Parton First published on East End Review and Hackney Citizens, 24 August 2016 Inspired by the tragic story of war reporter Dorothy Lawrence, Blue Pen looks at the lives of women journalists whose voices have been silenced A female journalist who disguised herself as a soldier and travelled to the front on […]

Censorship of Women’s Voices: Interview on Blue Pen

Why Blue Pen? Julie McNamara talks about censorship of women’s voices in this experimental short film co-directed with Caglar Kimyoncu. Interview by Emilia Teglia In Autumn 2015 we toured a theatre production: The Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence. At the close of the tour I felt that we had thoroughly disappeared her voice. I hadn’t achieved […]

The Making of Hold the Hearse!

In conversation with Julie McNamara: the making of Hold the Hearse! In June, Vital Xposure’s new production Hold the Hearse! will tour medical museums around the country. The play was commissioned as part of Exceptional and Extraordinary – Unruly Minds and Bodies in the Medical Museum. Writer and performer Julie McNamara talks to Emilia Teglia […]

Exceptional & Extraordinary – Unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release: 23 March 2016 EXCEPTIONAL & EXTRAORDINARY: UNRULY BODIES AND MINDS IN THE MEDICAL MUSEUM Unique film, dance, performance and comedy commissions draw on museum collections to explore our problematic attitudes towards difference. Since humans first appeared on earth no two have ever been the same. Yet somewhere along the way, […]

Work in progress: Blue Pen

Blue Pen brings together Caglar Kimyoncu and Julie McNamara – regular creative collaborators on the global Disability Film circuit. Blue Pen is an intense short film that focuses on moments of transformation that trigger catastrophic events in our lives. The lens shifts from a diary written in frontline France that seals the fate of a […]

12 Months Training Placement

  Vital Xposure is in the process of developing an application for Arts Council England’s Change Makers Fund. If our funding application is successful we will be offering a senior leadership training and development programme which will offer mentoring in a professional role, on the job training, ‘go-and-see’ visits and the exploration of a range […]