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Lisette Auton

COVID-19 update: A message of hope and support

  A Word from our Artistic Director   Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and afraid. Don’t open the door to the study and begin reading. Take down the dulcimer. Let the beauty we love be what we do… I love…
A black man and a white woman hug each other tenderly.Rehan Jamil

White Pariahs – First R&D

In autumn 2019  we undertook a research  and development period of White Pariahs, unearthing the hidden stories of white working class women who ‘crossed the colour line’, and fell in love with, or married Black men. The women risked hostility…
Copy to the Writer Photography

This is How it Happens – R&D

In summer 2019 we collaborated with poet, playwright and performer, Tanaka Mhishi on the development of his extraordinary new work, a visceral excavation of the impact of sexual assault on young men, entitled This is How it Happens. The work…
Julie Mc at the Picture This...Film Festival

Julie McNamara: 2019 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

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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…
Six people standing in pairs create a triangle in a theatre rehearsal space. Another person in the background stands on a chair, on a small stage.

Join our Board of Trustees!

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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…

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…
Pullen Giant at Watts Gallery. A man with his head inside the puppet's mouth. The photo is rotated. Pullen did not really him.

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…
The back of a woman on the left hand-side corner of the photo; she looks towards the centre of the photo, where six people stand in pairs and create a triangle in the space. Another person in the background is on a small stage, pushing a theatre chair.

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…
Jacqui Beckford performing for 'The Called' in front of a video projection. Photo credit: Stephen Rudder. Photo description: A light skinned Black woman stares down towards the floor. Her dreadlocks piled high on her head, her arms are raised, elbows out as if she is pushing a great weight down. Performer and BSL interpreter Jacqui Beckford with video projection across her white clothing. The projector casts an overbearing shadow of her body onto the wall behind.@ Stephen Rudder

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…