Three Up

Please note, applications for Three Up are now closed. Applications will re-open November 2017. 


Three Up International Writing Program Call for Applications

Young People’s Theatre (YPT), Canada; Action Transport Theatre (ATT), England and the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) are thrilled to present together for the second time Three Up, an international program for young writers aged 13-17. This unique program invites four young people from each country to work with other young writers from around the world and generate writing collaboratively in an online space. Alongside the online work, participants also meet in their home countries fortnightly to build their individual playwriting skills and broaden their writing community.

ATYP is looking for four young people from Sydney or surrounds with a passion for writing and interest in building their skills to be part of this five month international collaboration. The Three Up program provides the opportunity for writers to reach beyond their own borders and build community with peers from the UK and Australia while working with professional, local, and international playwrights and facilitators. If you love writing and talking to people from around the world this program is a perfect way to develop your skills in writing for performance.

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

  •         Are between the ages of 13 -17.
  •         Have experience and interest with creative writing (short stories, plays, poems etc.)
  •         Have an interest in building international creative collaborations.
  •         Are able to commit to attend the majority of in-person sessions  for the duration of the program (twice a month).
  •         Are able to commit a minimum of four hours a week to independent writing and/or correspondence with international writing partners.
  •         Have access to the internet, a personal email address and permission to use a Facebook account to access our closed Facebook group.


Three Up Program Schedule

In-person meetings will occur twice a month. The purpose of these meetings are to improve writing skills and introduce skills and techniques when writing for theatre, discuss ongoing collaborative work with international partners, monitor progress and share completed works.


In-person Session Dates:

4th January 10-12pm

18th January 4-6pm

1st February 4-6pm

15th February 4-6pm

1st March 4-6pm

15th March 4-6pm

29th March 4-6pm

19th April 4-6pm

3rd May 4-6pm

17th May 4-6pm

Click here for more information about Young People’s Theatre (YPT)

Click here for more information about Action Transport Theatre (ATT)

Click here for more information about Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP)


 Cost: This five month program costs a flat fee of $150. As with all ATYP programs scholarships are available so please contact us for more information. 


How to Apply:

  • Send through your contact details: Name, Date of Birth, Address, Email, Phone number

  • Send through your parent/guardian contact details: Name, Phone number, Email

  • Send through two writing samples of minimum 300 words (can be any type but  max 2 pages)

  • Send through answers to the following questions:

-Who are your favourite writers? What are your favourite books/publications?

-What areas of writing are you particularly interested in?

-Have you ever participated in a young writer’s workshop before?

-Why do you want to participate in the Three Up Program?

-Anything else we should know about you?


Applications will be assessed for merit, writing craft, and potential. Applications have now closed but will reopen November 2017.

If there are any other questions, please contact Jenni on [email protected]