News & Opportunities

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Opportunity: Administrator (Part Time)

Posted on: 6 Apr 2022

Extant is looking for a can-do, enthusiastic, and organised person to support the administrative functions of our theatre company, which is currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation. The Administrator will be responsible to the Artistic Director and does not have line management responsibilities. You will be working alongside another Administrator on a job share […]

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Extant Enhance is back!

Posted on: 25 Mar 2022

This Spring we have trained four intrepid visually impaired facilitators in the method of Enhancing shows with accessible features to support four different artists, venues and companies with their upcoming shows. Helped by funding from The Spectacle Makers, they will work with the venues and companies to deliver: Visual impairment awareness training for staff Programme notes that […]

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Opportunity: Administrator (Full Time)

Posted on: 25 Jan 2022

Extant is looking for a can-do, enthusiastic, and organised person to support the administrative functions of our theatre company, which is currently undergoing an exciting period of transformation. The Administrator will be responsible to the General Manager and does not have line management responsibilities. You will provide support across Extant’s projects and productions, general office, […]

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Recruiting for Extant’s next Pathways programme – Crew and Design

Posted on: 21 Jan 2022

Extant’s flagship programme to train visually impaired artists since 2018 is recruiting again – so far we have worked with actors, directors and currently writers; and are now ready to support and facilitate visually impaired people wanting to further their careers in backstage theatre roles or design. If you have had some experience in lighting, […]

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Super Power Panto R&D

Posted on: 14 Dec 2021

On October 4 visually impaired Extant actors joined three actors from children’s pantomime company Simply Smiley to start research on accessible panto for the first time.  Artistic Directors Maria Oshodi and Shannon McNab led and were also joined by TV comedy start Kiell Smith-Bynoe to develop the storyline and humour around the theme of super power […]

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Opportunity: Artist Development Manager

Posted on: 3 Sep 2021

Extant is looking for a knowledgeable, supportive and experienced arts professional to lead a new 2-year pilot Artist Development initiative for our theatre company, which is due to be based in the brand-new Brixton House Cultural Hub from 2022. Over the last 20 years, Extant has been supporting marginalised visually impaired artists with more accessible […]

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Inside Yellow Sound

Posted on: 29 Jun 2021

CEO and Artistic Director Maria Oshodi is currently collaborating with Dr Maria Kapsali, Lecturer in Physical Performance at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds, and her colleagues Dr Nikos Stavropoulos, a composer of acousmatic and mixed music, and experimental music technologist, Kingsley Ash. Inside Yellow Sound is an immersive environment […]

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Opportunity: Freelance Project Manager

Posted on: 18 May 2021

Extant are currently recruiting for a Freelance Project Manager on a project on access to scripts for blind and VI artists. We are targeting freelance project managers with lived experience of being blind or visually impaired, and/or people with experience of working in this field. The Project Manager will build on our current research and […]

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Opportunity: Join our Board of Trustees

Posted on: 10 May 2021

We are looking for trustees to join us at an exciting time in our development. We’re building on our successes and new ways of working during the pandemic, strengthening and deepening our work on equality, diversity and inclusion, and shortly to embark on strategic planning for the next four years. We’re particularly interested in hearing […]

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Opportunity: Disabled actors

Posted on: 6 Apr 2021

Extant are recruiting disabled actors who are interested and available for a gig on Monday 14th June 2021, 9.45am-2pm on Zoom. This will be a Pathways Directing Lab for our fifteen blind and visually impaired directors who are training in the craft of directing. Each Pathways Director will work in a break-out room to direct a […]

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The Space Arts Podcast

Posted on: 31 Mar 2021

Artistic Director and CEO Maria Oshodi joins The Space’s Creative Director, Fiona Morris and audio producer Clare Freeman for an episode of their new podcast series now available at to listen to on Spotify & Apple Podcasts. During her conversation with Fiona and Clare, Maria chats about the challenges of creating accessible digital content, the […]

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A night of eye-watering laughter

Posted on: 3 Nov 2020

On Saturday 17 October, thirteen visually impaired comedians took to the stage for a livestreamed covert comedy show, Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say! as part of Bloomsbury Festival! The comedians reflected on everything from lockdown, personal hygiene, the ups and downs of technology to life on the streets of Hackney. The full show is […]

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