An incredible opportunity for young writers...

Action Transport Theatre with Canada’s Young People’s Theatre (YPT), and Australia’s Ryde Youth Theatre are thrilled to partner on Three Up, an international programme for young writers aged 13-17.

Action Transport Theatre are looking for FOUR young people with a passion for writing and interest in building their skills to be part of this two month international collaboration. The Three Up program provides the opportunity for young people to reach beyond their own borders to build a community with young writers from Canada and Australia while working with professional local and international playwrights and facilitators. It is a fun way to write and make friends with similar interests. 

Call for Applications 

We are looking for FOUR participants for the Three Up program who: 

  • are between the ages of 13 -17 

  • have experience with and interest in creative writing (plays, poems, short stories, etc.) 

  • have an interest in international creative collaboration 

  • are able to commit to attend eight in-person sessions at ATT (a schedule is included below – but we can possibly fit sessions atound people’s other commitments.) 

  • are able to commit a minimum of one hour a week to independent writing and/or correspondence with international writing partners and 

  • have access to the internet, a personal e-mail address and permission to use a Facebook account to access our closed Facebook group 

Three Up Program Schedule 

Online Work: 

Participants will be added to the Three Up Facebook group and given the first assignment of the program March 2020 onwards

The Three Up Facebook group is the participant’s primary way to share and discuss the writing process and completed works with their peers and facilitators from each country. Assignments will be regularly posted on the Facebook group. 

In-person Sessions: 

In-person sessions will take place in Ellesmere Port throughout March, April and May and there will be a sharing event in June 2020. 

In-person meetings will take place with Kevin Dyer, ATT’s Associate Writer, and the three other participants at Whitby Hall and Ellesmere Port Library.  The purpose of these meetings will be to write and to discuss your collaborative work with your international partners. 

How to Apply?

Complete and submit the application form along with a writing sample. 

All applications will be reviewed and assessed by the ATT Three Up team.  Applications will be assessed for merit, potential and writing craft. 

The Deadline for the Three Up Program Application on Friday 28th February 2020. 

For further information, please contact Jessica Egan-Simon, Producer on 0151 357 2120 | jess@actiontransporttheatre.org

Please submit your materials, with the subject line “Three Up Program Application” to jess@actiontransporttheatre.org 

This program is part of The Ada Slaight Education Centre at YPT, established through a generous donation from The Slaight Family Foundation.