Tiktok campaign launched for aspiring actors

The short form video platform TikTok will help users win a chance for an audition at the prestigious arts charity, whose alumni include Dame Helen Mirren and James Bond star Daniel Craig.

Joe Lepper | 29th Nov 19
Image of videos that are launched for TikTok campaign

The TikTok campaign is to support the National Youth Theatre (NYT) to help young people find a route into the performing arts.

The video social media platform is to promote the arts charity’s competition NYTfindyourstage, which will give 120 people access to NYT auditions.

Those wanting to take part can upload their video using the hashtag #NYTFindYourStage.

The NYT will then select 120 video candidates for auditions to win one of 800 places on one of the charity’s summer courses for next year.

James Bond star among alumni

Alumni include Helen Miren, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ben Kingsley, Matt Smith and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Also a range of videos using #NYTfindyourstage have been released showing actors and celebritites explaining more about the NYT’s opportunity for aspiring performers. This includes the actor Oliva Dowd.

“Through this new digital partnership, we want to reach beyond those already enjoying the huge benefits of exposure to theatre at an early age and reach talented creative young people where they’re at, on platforms like TikTok,” said NYT artisitic director Paul Roseby.

TikTok’s Director of Global Public Policy Elizabeth Kanter, added: “We are thrilled to be working with this world-leading youth arts charity and to give our users the opportunity to access these outstanding theatre auditions and masterclasses.

“This partnership is part of our TikTok for Good programme through which we support local talent and creativity by empowering everyone, independent of their background, to develop their talent and pursue their dreams as performing artists.”