Vici Wreford-Sinnott is a disabled playwright, theatre director, film-maker, activist and equality strategist who is passionate about radical, multi-layered performance which brings a new aesthetic, unseen narratives and engages and excites audiences in new ways. She creates leading disabled protagonists to challenges age old stereotypes and out-dated cliches and tropes around disability.
She seeks to disrupt the status quo, with artistic interventions and provocations. Vici is committed to disabled-led work which stakes its claim in the national story. She belives that if we are not telling all the stories, we are not telling the truth. Vici supports and challenges dominant theatre and broadcasting to examine their role in erasing valid voices from our cultural jigsaw and has advised and worked with many partners in the arts.
Vici is founder Artistic Director of Little Cog, a disabled-led theatre company, based in the North East of England.
She is a co-founder of Disconsortia which is an 18 strong collective of disabled artists from North East England.
Vici is Co-Founder of Cultural Shift at ARC Stockton, a strategic artistic platform for disabled artists. As an equality strategist Vici has created a number of successful models of equality practice.
She was a founding member of the UK Disability Arts Alliance and has been a leading fugure in the UK disability arts movement for almost 30 years.
Vici regularly contributes to contemporary thinking on disability and culture in key note provocations, panels, articles and blogs. She is regular contributor to the global platform Theatre Art Life.
Vici has previously held CEO posts at Arts and Disability Ireland, based in Dublin and ARCADEA, in Newcastle, England, both cultural disability equality development organisations. Vici is Associate Artist at ARC Stockton, Artistic Directing collaborator with Full Circle Theatre Company - an ensemble of learning disabled theatre makers and was awarded a scholarship for a practice-based PhD in Disability Theatre at Teesside University. Supported by British Council, Vici has recently taken up a series of international opportunities.