Welcome to ATT's Young Writers Page for young people age 13-17

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in becoming an Action Transport Theatre young writer (it's totally free!) - you'll need to fill in the registration form here (a parent/ carer/ guardian must fill this out with you if you are under 16). 

Being part of the ATT young writers group offers a creative space to meet every week, with like minded young writers, to chat and write about what is important to you. 

The group will allow you to work with other professional writers, get involved in exciting projects, build confidence, develop your skills, learn new techniques and make new friends in a safe and supportive space. No writing experience necessary!

The programmes are designed to nurture and encourage new writing talent. 

You'll get to work with Action Transport Theatre’s award-winning Associate Writer, Kevin Dyer, to write in ways that you don’t get the chance to at school. Kevin is supported by Ginni Manning and Laura Duncalf - who are both fantastic creative writers.

Young Writers Projects

Love Letters to the Town

This was a project from 2020 and one which we are very proud of! Through this project we aimed to explore creative ideas around love and care, and how we express and communicate during this unprecedented time of social isolation. 

You can take a look at the film that was made here.

Three Up

Three Up is an unique opportunity for four ATT Young Writers to collaborate with other young writers based in Australia and Canada. 

Learn writing skills from professional writers, complete mini projects and challenges with other writers from the three countries, and share your work digitally across the globe.

The project culminates in a fantastic sharing event where you can see your very own writing performed live across three continents.

Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port is the only UK theatre involved in the project, working together with Ryde Theatre in Australia and the Theatre for Young Audiences in Toronto, Canada.

  • You can find out more about 'Three Up' here

Write a Play Together

Each year we offer our ATT Young Writers the opportunity to write a play collectivly that will tour into local primary schools, working in partnership with Cheshire College South and West.    

The play created during this project in 2016-17 was called Scooter Race. It was highly commended at the 2017 Cheshire West Voluntary and Community Arts Awards. Read about the award here and the project here. Last year's play How To Survive The Day brought together a range of stories and experiences of school and received great feedback at all the school venues.