A composite photo of headshots of eight people. It is a diverse mix of people with various characteristics: short and long hair; dark, blonde and turquoise coloured hair; most of them face the camera and smile against a neutral background, trees, a brick wall or stage lighting.

A warm welcome to Carmen, Fatima, Gabrielle, Lilac, Nicole, Paula, Robbie and Victoria, the eight writers and playwrights joining Wellspring this autumn. We are delighted to be working with a brilliant cohort of disabled, d/Deaf and Neurodivergent artists with passion and determination to bring change in the stories written and told on stage and beyond.

You can find out more about this year’s programme participants here.

The Wellspring training programme, supported with funding from City Bridge Trust, commences in October and will be led by four established theatre writers with striking political work in the UK and abroad: Alex Bulmer, Cheryl Martin, Sophie Woolley and Vici Wreford-Sinnott.

We are also excited to welcome Hampstead Theatre as a mentoring partner, alongside Bush TheatrePaines Plough and Theatre503.

Read more about Wellspring.