News & Opportunities

Pathways Writers Showcase

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Our Pathways Writers Showcase took place at Studio 4, Brixton House on 17th June!  Our 16 Pathways Writers each showcased a five minute duologue. Writers collaborated with directors, assistant directors and actors – to ensure that audio description was at the core of the performance.  Following the completion of our Open Script report by Grace Joseph – […]

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Extant Associate Artists at Edinburgh Fringe

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Extant Associate Artists at Edinburgh Fringe Extant is proud to have supported several Associate Artists over the past few years, empowering talented blind and visually impaired theatre-makers to create their best work and take artistic risks. We’re delighted that this summer two of our former Associates, Tom Skelton and Amy Bethan Evans are taking ambitious, […]

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Introducing Extant CONNECT

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Introducing Extant CONNECT Following the success of recent Pathways  graduation show-case events for actors, directors and writers and after re-engaging with Extant’s creative database through the work of our new Artist Development Manager, we understand the need to establish a regular online networking event.  This will be an opportunity for blind and visually impaired creatives to come together, […]

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Extant turns 25 in 2022!

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Extant turns 25 in 2022! “I am proud to have founded this amazing company and steered it through 25 years of innovation, and even more excited now to be launching our plans for steady transition into bold horizons of new leadership” Maria Oshodi Extant Evolve … This summer we moved into our new home – […]

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Past Life at the Bloomsbury Festival

Posted on: 5 Jul 2022

Extant is delighted to present Past Life by Alice Christina-Corrigan at the Bloomsbury Festival 2022 Written and performed by Alice Christina-Corrigan, a graduate of Extant’s Pathways Writers Programme, Past Life is a genre-bending, multi-sensory and creatively accessible exploration of the stages of a breakup and the normalisation of sexual assault in relationships. The show uses […]

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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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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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A celebratory group shot of visually impaired drag artists, all dressed in a variety of colourful and outlandish costumes. Some are posing while others grin and have their hands in the air.

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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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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The logo for Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say: Upon a black background, a pupil in the middle of the image is outlined with the words 'Eye Say Eye Say Eye Say' bolded and in white, in the shape of an eye. Small, multicoloured stars surround the eye on the two top corners of the image. The Extant and Bloomsbury Festival logos are on the bottom of the image.

Eye Say, Eye Say, Eye Say!

Posted on: 16 Oct 2020

At the Bloomsbury Festival
Saturday 17 October 2020, 6pm show-time

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A group of eight workshop participants sitting in a circle on stage in a black box theatre. A man is sitting with legs crossed in the back with his hands in a 'what if' pose while the others sit crosslegged or on chairs with their attention to him

Pathways Directors Summer Online Masterclasses

Posted on: 8 Apr 2020

These three summer online workshops will offer our Pathways Directors the chance to explore stimuli, research accompanying themes – and build ideas for our proposed face-to-face masterclass intensive in the Autumn. Tim Etchell’s work has spanned 36 years with Forced Entertainment; as well as his independent work as a visual artist, writer and performance maker. […]

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Extant’s COVID-19 Update

Posted on: 20 Mar 2020

In line with the UK government’s guidance on the developing situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Extant office is closed until further notice. Ensuring the health and well-being of our staff and community, and those closest to them, is our number one priority in these extraordinary and unprecedented times. All staff are working from […]

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