News: Members of the public asked to get creative by the New Wolsey Theatre

The New Wolsey Theatre is inviting members of the public to get involved with their latest creative project, StoryLine. StoryLine is a dedicated phone line where people are invited to call 01473 760799 and leave a lockdown message. It could be about how you are feeling during lockdown, a short story, a poem or even a secret you have never told anyone else. It is an opportunity to get creative and then share your work with the New Wolsey Theatre.

The Theatre’s Head of Creative Learning, Tony Casement, said ‘In these unprecedented times we want to hear from anyone who wants to share something with us about what they’re up to at the moment: how they’re finding ways to keep positive, what they’re looking forward to once this is all over, a secret, a story, a memory. Anything. And whatever we receive we’ll turn it into something we can share with our audiences. You don’t have to be a performer (but you could be) and you can get in touch as many times as you like, so email or pick up the phone.’

When the StoryLine number is called people will hear a pre-recorded message inviting them to tell their story, callers will then have approximately 2 minutes to speak. The Creative Learning team will listen to all the stories left on the StoryLine and may use the messages in a future creative project. For example, an actor might voice up your story or the theatre might commission a poet to write a poem about something you tell the StoryLine. 

If leaving a voicemail isn’t your thing and you would rather email your message then that’s ok as you can send the New Wolsey your story by emailing StoryLine@wolseytheatre.co.uk. Calls cost your usual landline call rate and any potential future work created won’t reveal your identity.

Photo credit: Mike Kwasniak

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