Vital Xposure is a disabled-led touring theatre company that promotes hidden voices with extraordinary stories to tell.
Our mission is to create exciting, innovative theatrical experiences for audiences, artists and communities alike. All work presents an inclusive experience where access issues do not intrude upon the aesthetic of the productions.
Vital Xposure was founded by disabled artist and activist Julie McNamara, who led the company’s creative work and artistic vision for the its first decade. From January 2021, the torch has been passed on to actor, playwright and activist, Simon Startin.
Our work is driven by social justice and appeals to a wide range of people interested in new writing, in voices from the political periphery,
– We engage with hidden voices with incredible stories to tell from the periphery of our communities.
– We create highly visual work that blends strong imagery with provocative literary narrative.
– We challenge common assumptions and inequality.
– We push boundaries opening new ways to engage with the arts.
– We work in partnership with organisations and artists both nationally and internationally.
– Access for all is at the heart of everything we do.
White Pariahs: Quiet Rebels – National Tour 2022
Written and directed by Julie McNamara and Hassan Mahamdallie
Stories of the white working-class women who crossed the colour line to marry the men of the Windrush generation who emigrated to Britain after WWII. This quiet revolution changed the face of our society, and created some of the most richly diverse cities in the world we enjoy today.
We are committed to supporting new writing and bringing disabled-led narratives to audiences.
In 2021 we will launch a new programme to collaborate with and nurture the work of disabled playwrights.
We want to ensure D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent artists receive suitable, tailored support to produce and present their work, and build bridges of progression for their career with the arts/theatre sector.
In 2021 we are engaging with independent practitioners and theatres to design and deliver an Artist Development programme that responds to artists’ career needs.