I sat and waited but you were gone too long
I sat and waited but you were gone too long, 2016, La Mama Explorations. Image by Sarah Walker.
VIMH (the voice in my hands) produces bold original new work and PURSUES RISK, RIGOUR AND CARE IN EVERYTHING IT DOES.

VIMH is an independent theatre company based in Melbourne.

We make new work that sits in liminal spaces and imagines alternative ways of being together.

We also have a community gathering practice, trying to make spaces where experimentation feels safe, where artists feel supported, and where practice is rigorous and inclusive. We offer this application database as a digital community resource and we will soon be announcing the participants in our associate artist program, which will be launching in March. Read about it here.

my sister feather, 2018, La Mama Courthouse. Photo by Sarah Walker.

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)

Pictured (l-r): Chanella Macri, Emily Tomlins, John Marc Desengano, Andrea Mendez. Image by Jack Dixon-Gunn.

UPCOMING : The View From Up Here by Fiona Spitzkowsky, October 2021. Theatre Works.

let bleeding girls lie creative development, Bluestone Church Arts Space 2019. Pictured (l-r): Emily Tomlins, Belinda McClory, Chanella Macri. Photo by Jack Dixon-Gunn.

UPCOMING: let bleeding girls lie by Liv Satchell, December 2021. La Mama Courthouse.