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Vin McCullagh. Writer and Actor.

I learn from rehearsal and from watching as the words on the page become performance. I never dreamt I would be on stage myself.

Vin McCullagh is a Derry based writer and actor. Vin writes plays, poetry and prose and has a particular focus on landscapes across the northwest and characters interactions with these.

AnNua first worked with Vin on the Derry City of Culture production Derry 24. We have since worked on developing Vin’s acting skills which will feature in this emotive biopic.

Set in the North West, Why AM I features the poetic use of language, image, memoir and sound to describe manic depression.

“So much about mental illness is misunderstanding. What this show does is it raises issues. Some in the audience may go further and discuss similar experiences.”

Why AM I is a beautiful reflection on the nature of being alive, our feelings and the insight of those who experience the world with sensitivity.