Key workers are being urged to share their stories with Theatre Royal Stratford East as part of a virtual play being created by the venue.
No Masks is described as a look at “working on the frontline during the pandemic”.
The theatre is inviting local key workers, including nurses, supermarket cashiers and social workers, to record a video describing the highs and lows of their work during this time.
The monologues will be used to form a virtual play, performed and recorded by professional actors and members of Stratford East’s Young Actors Company. The final film will be free to view online.
Artistic director Nadia Fall said: “While our physical doors are shut our creative mission is to give a voice to those on the frontline and to bring people together.
“We hope this project will be both life-affirming and a moving reality check of what everyday people are living through at this extraordinary time. East London key workers – you are our heroes. We are rightly indoors and you are our eyes and ears to the outside world.”
Workers are invited to submit a short video detailing their experiences in their own words to firstname.lastname@example.org.