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Julie McNamara

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Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara is an award winning playwright and Artistic Director of Vital Xposure, a disability led touring theatre company based in London. She is Associate Artist at Hackney Empire Theatre. The co-founder of London Disability Film Festival with Caglar Kimyoncu, hosted at National Film Theatre, she now curates Disability Film events on an international stage. Recent work includes The Disappearance of Dorothy Lawrence, the award winning: Let Me Stay, a celebration of a life lived well with dementia and a love letter to her mother Shirley aka Queen of the Mersey. Her work with children surviving domestic violence: Whisper Me Happy Ever After has toured London schools and colleges for five years. Born in Birkenhead, she remains strongly attached to Liverpool and regularly produces work here. She has been engaged with DaDaFest since its raw beginnings as part of NWDAF. Her life’s work is about engaging marginalised communities and unheard voices. Her creative endeavours are a celebration of our complexity as human beings, in all our multi-faceted, richly textured identities. She remains a passionate advocate for social justice, an outspoken activist in Disability Arts, a long term collaborator and lifelong fan of DaDaFest.

www.juliemc.com  http://vitalxposure.co.uk

 
 
 
 
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