about

I sat and waited but you were gone too long
I sat and waited but you were gone too long, 2016. Image by Sarah Walker.
VIMH (the voice in my hands) produces bold original new work and provides ongoing COMMUNITY GATHERING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MELBOURNE INDIE THEATRE ARTISTS.
VIMH PURSUES RISK, RIGOUR AND CARE IN EVERYTHING IT DOES.

VIMH is an independent theatre company based in Melbourne that develops and presents new Australian writing. We make feminist work that sits in liminal spaces and imagines “other ways of being together”. VIMH also has a community gathering practice for Melbourne artists and writers. We try to make spaces where experimentation feels safe, where artists feel supported, where practice is rigorous and inclusive.

Reviews of VIMH’s most recent work my sister feather:

“Satchell’s text masterfully crafts these characters in this moment. Very little in this play is extraneous to this fragment of these women’s lives, but they are such complete portraits that we feel like we know their whole story, even though we really don’t. It’s not a prison play, despite its setting; it uses the prison yard as a crucible to distil this relationship between these sisters.” (Witness Performance)

“[T]his is a play of intensity and courage that swims in a sea of complex femininity” (Theatre People)

“It was my first time attending a show at La Mama. With its proud history of fostering and supporting great Australian talent (Cate Blanchett and Judith Lucy among their alumni), my expectations were high and I was not disappointed.” (Stage Whispers)