Back in October, we launched our very first Spoken Word Competition! We invited 14-25 year olds across the country to respond to the brief 'Find Your Voice' in whichever way they chose. We were overwhelmed by entries from both NYT Members, and non-members, and were delighted by how brilliant and diverse the submissions were.
The competition was judged by NYT Artistic Director and CEO Paul Roseby.
The three winners will be invited to perform at the inaugural National Youth Theatre spoken word event in 2018, as well as having their poems showcased on our social media!
Corey Peterson (Overall Winner) - #MeYouandMummyToo
Corey P is a current member of National Youth Theatre as well as the Barbican Young Poets, The Almeida Young Company and The Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Corey is head of the Youth Panel for a Youth Homelessness Charity called DepaulsUK, having come through the service himself; he is an athlete, a geek, a workshop facilitator, a people lover and a Champion of food.
Katie Greenall - An Ode to My Notebook
Katie is a facilitator, theatre maker and spoken word artist working in London. She has been a member of NYT since 2013 and is part of the Poetry Collective at the Roundhouse this year.
Michael Cummings - Find Your Voice
Michael has been an NYT Member since 2013. "I’m an actor and I love poetry! In fact, my passion for performing began when I was 4 years old and I took my first steps on stage to recite a poem called ‘Swaps’ for a speech and drama competition. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not only good at poetry, I’m also good at speling, listing, "
Lauren Williams - Diamond
Macadie Amoroso - Find Your Voice
Naomi Annalise Valentino Couzens - Small Talk
Amelia Grant (Poamz) - The Endz