Entries by Vital Xposure Admin

We are hiring!

Vital Xposure seek a Stage Manager and a Technical Stage Manager for our next production, Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters, Spring 2020, opening at ARC – Stockton Arts Centre on Thursday 19th March.   Job Title/s: Stage Manager and Technical Stage Manager (two positions) Responsible to: Executive Director and the Production Manager Application Closes: Thursday 10th October Interviews: Thursday 17th October […]

Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters – Casting call!

Vital Xposure in association with ARC Stockton: Casting call for Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters We are very excited to announce that we are touring a double bill of plays, Monstrous Daughters by Julie McNamara and Medicine by Omikemi. Two powerful stories woven together across time to expose unpalatable truths on the treatment of people we still […]

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Julie McNamara: 2019 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

We are proud that Vital Xposure’s Artistic Director, Julie McNamara has been awarded a Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at the University of Melbourne for 2019. Julie Mc has continued her research into disability-led theatre-making and how this shifts the discourse on inclusive art where disability narratives are – and should be – truly embedded from […]

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Join our Board of Trustees!

We are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join our Board of Trustees and support the company through the next stage of development. We would like to recruit 2-3 new Trustees with a range of skills and experience that meet the organisation’s needs for strong governance and are able to devote the time required to play […]

The Butch Monologues in Australia

Following a sold-out UK tour, The Butch Monologues hit the road again, this time in Australia! First stop was Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival (27th January – 3rd February 2019) and then Sydney’s Mardi Gras (23rd February – 1st March 2019). We were absolutely thrilled that our friends in Australia also got to hear these powerful stories […]

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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]