We use theatre to challenge inequalities and offer routes for progression to individuals disabled by the current system.
We reach thousands of people with accessible theatre productions and participatory projects. We want access to be non-negotiable in making and enjoying theatre:
“The use of captions integrates smoothly with the images and videos projected alongside them, making for an easy to enjoy experience.”
Carina Low (Mancunion Manchester Media Group, 10.10.2022) on Quiet Rebels
“This play is truly a masterpiece, how the story is written and directed was amazing. Very accessible, I was included in everything, I didn’t miss out at all via the Sign interpretation on the screen that translated what been said via the actor and then the caption on the wall it was all crystal clear. From the start to the end this was amazing and I understood everything. This is a 10/10 production and the director is at his A Game.”
MC Geezer (Deaf Rave) on Quiet Rebels
We are proud to support and collaborate with amazing disabled, d/Deaf and Neurodivergent artists on stage and beyond:
“Wellspring has taught me to honour my needs, and has given me to confidence not to fit in, but to assert myself.”
Nicole Latchana, Wellspring 2021-22 Writer
“A real change in theatre; not just with more disabled narratives or representation, but championing disabled artists to tell whatever stories they want. The potential for change was riveting, but partaking in Wellspring galvanised me even further
Robbie Curran, Wellspring 2021-22 Writer
“Acting was an area of my life I thought I’d never be able to return to. And maybe in ‘mainstream’ theatre I couldn’t. Here there was support to enable me to absolutely go for it, and not to have to ever apologise for what I needed.”
Lisette Auton, Actor, ‘Mad Mary’ in Medicine’s Monstrous Daughters
We continue our research into untold stories and hidden voices that deserve justice, and we are committed to presenting these stories to audiences through disability-led theatre.
“I found this relationship between personal story and large systemic injustice very compelling.”
“A really deep and powerful experience that has left me with a renewed sense of justice for the many unheard voices.”
Audience feedback, Quiet Rebels
“Every time I see a Vital Xposure show I’m reminded that the world disables people, they aren’t born that way.”
“How exciting to discover this, [it] has re-inspired my engagement with arts and social/disability issues.”
Audience feedback, Voices from the Knitting Circle
Can you support this vital work?
Make a donation, make a difference!
In spring 2020 the world was shaken by the coronavirus pandemic. Amid venue closures and changing our ways of working, we prioritised supporting our most valuable asset: people, from staff and freelancers, to all collaborators, friends and our community.
As we are slowly re-surfacing from a very challenging period, we need your support more than ever before. The impact of the pandemic to the arts and our work will last so much longer but we want to keep pushing the boundaries, doing justice to our d/Deaf, Neurodivergent and disabled artists and audiences.
Any amount you can donate today will be an invaluable contribution to helping us continue our work to eradicate inequalities in our society and the arts.
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Every penny raised for Vital Xposure goes towards creating more opportunities to support new writing by emerging disabled and D/deaf artists and presenting inclusive theatre across the country.
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