Vital Xposure in partnership with Paines Plough, Bush theatre and Theatre 503 presents Wellspring, a bespoke professional programme for London based disabled, Neurodivergent and D/deaf playwrights and script writers.
You don’t have to have written a play before, though you are welcome if you have. All you need is a passion for the world you live in and a curiosity for what words and stories might be within you.
They are looking to recruit and train 8 London-based disabled, D/deaf or Neurodivergent writers and playwrights.
The training sessions will run from this September to December 2021.
Participants will take part in an intensive course of creative writing; covering character, plot devices and development, tools of inspiration, language, rhythms of narrative and other technical skills essential to writing a script.
The sessions will be facilitated by Alex Bulmer, Cheryl Martin, Sophie Woolley and Vici Wreford – Sinnott, who will frame the sessions with an explicitly political aim of creating a new vanguard in disabled writing.
During these learning workshops and discussions, each writer will begin work on their own script.
Participants will then be offered a period of one-to-one mentoring by Vital Xposure and partner organisations to support them to develop and write a script for performance (January – March 2022).
A showcase of script excerpts from all of the writers will be presented as part of a rehearsed reading to peers and industry partners (March / April 2022).
Thursday 22nd July.