Vital Xposure – Wellspring

Vital Xposure in partnership with Paines PloughBush Theatre and Theatre503 presents Wellspring, a bespoke professional programme for London based disabled, Neurodivergent and D/deaf playwrights and script writers.

They have teamed up with some of the most important disabled writers working in theatre today; Cheryl Martin, Sophie Woolley, Alex Bulmer and Vici Wreford-Sinnott, giving not only their skills, but also their experience of how their careers were built.

The programme aims to give participants the tools and confidence to tell their story in their own unique words. Wellspring will connect participants with London’s new writing producing theatres, building sustainable relationships and careers.

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.

So, if you have imagination, words and courage, apply to Wellspring and change the world!

Watch the Wellspring trailer.

Programme timeline

Applications open: Thursday 24 June 2021

Application deadline: Thursday 22 July 2021

Workshops: September – December 2021

Mentoring and Showcase: January – March 2022.

All sessions and activities will be online. We hope that some activities in 2022 can take place in theatre / suitable space, subject to government guidance and feasibility.


Participants must be 18 years old or over and based in Greater London.

How to apply

Please send the following to

1. A completed Application Form (WORD document, video or audio file)

2. A completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. This will be separated from your application and will not be shared with the selection panel.

You can download both forms from the website.

If you wish to submit the above in alternative formats, such as video (in BSL or other) or audio files, please send your files via WeTransfer.

Deadline: Thursday 22nd July 2021

Source: BBC Writersroom

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