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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…
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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…
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Emma Dawson

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I’m Emma Dawson, a playwright and prose writer, who enjoys writing about neurodivergent and queer characters, dysfunctional families, and everything that I think is deeply bizarre about the world, from marriage, to the housing crisis, to office…
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Be Vital Xposure’s new Artistic Lead!

Are you interested in experimentation and trying out new ways of working? Are you interested in making change and removing barriers? Do you want to create and collaborate?   We want to work with an ambitious, collaborative…
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Wellspring 2023 Showcase

This year’s sharing of excerpts of the Writers’ work will take place, on Friday 23 February 2024 at Soho Theatre, Wellspring Partner. An afternoon event where you will have the opportunity to discover eight new plays written by the Wellspring…
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Quiet Rebels workshops in Hackney

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It’s been a year since we toured Quiet Rebels across England along with our co-producing partner, Dervish Productions. The journey continues this autumn with a series of creative workshops with and for young people at Hackney Quest, a local…
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A new art film for Vital Xposure

Over the past few months we have been working closely with Clare and Jo, the dynamic duo of Hot Coals Productions to create a film about our company, supported by City Bridge Trust and Media Trust. The two days of filming back in August were…
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Meet our Wellspring 2023 Cohort!

We are thrilled to announce the Wellspring 2023 Writers! Welcome to Emma, Ellie, Sophia, Aisling, Mohit, Yaz, Em and Jesse. An amazing cohort of disabled, d/Deaf and Neurodivergent artists with the energy, inspiration and vision to make…
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Vital Xposure’s Beacon film series

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Beacon is a series of short films shining a light on disabled, d/Deaf and Neurodivergent Writers who share their experiences of the sector, talk about the importance of writing for theatre and what it means to them, and what they wish our theatres…