Thanks for expressing an interest in the Write Christmas event. You're currently applying as an ACTOR - selected actors aged 18+ receive £50. You can apply as a writer as well, by completing the form found here.
We're looking for actors aged 18+. If you wish to apply as a junior storyteller, please ask your school/group to register as a 'School/Group' on the above link.
What will I be doing?
Christmas is usually a time we remember for being about family, happiness, giving and receiving presents. It's also a time that can be quite difficult for very many people. What is guaranteed to bring us together are stories. Stories about anything; from years ago or in the future. One person or a group of people! A story to excite, inspire, wow, entertain...maybe even scare! We're looking for actors to tell these stories!
Below, you'll find a link to a short extract from a Christmas Poem to download. If you want to be considered, we'd ask you to record the story lifting your eyes off the page as much as possible, and giving a dynamic, engaging and exciting read. If selected, you'll be asked to head to 53two Studios for half a day, to shoot the story we match you with. Your story might be from an adult, or a young person.
What's it for?
To share on our online platforms to engage our regular audience but also to encourage a wider audience from all boroughs of Greater Manchester, to inject some Christmas spirit (whatever that means to you!) and to raise money for a brilliant Charity; The Wood Street Mission, a children’s charity helping children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford.
I'd love to be involved! What next?
All you have to do is fill in the form below, grab the self-tape text and upload your video. The deadline for tapes is 15th November, 11:59pm. Successful actors will be notified on 18th November. Stories will be filmed in November and shared from 13th December.