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Yellow Earth Academy 2017

Yellow Earth Academy 2017

This year’s 2017 Yellow Earth Academy students undertook a 2 week intensive course focusing on Acting for Camera and under the direction of award winning filmmaker Lab Ky Mo made 2 short films, PARTY and DORMITORY. In addition there were classes in movement, voice, acting for camera, stage combat and improve delivered by tutors from ALRA […]

Applications Yellow Earth Academy 2017

APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR 2017. Thank you to all those who applied and auditioned. All places have now been filled but there will be a chance to reapply next year.  Yellow Earth Academy is a fully funded intensive two week course for young British East Asians*(16+). It will give you a taste of life […]
Join our Board of Trustees

Join our Board of Trustees

Join our Board of Trustees Yellow Earth Theatre is seeking dynamic and committed individuals to join our Board of Trustees. We are preparing to enter an exciting new phase as an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) with secure funding until March 2022. We are looking for new Trustees keen to help us forge new […]
Yellow Earth Academy 2016

Yellow Earth Academy 2016

Congratulations to this year’s 2016 Yellow Earth Academy cohort who undertook a 2 week intensive course in movement, voice, acting for camera and approaches to text work led by David Lee -Jones and Ng Ping Choon from Yellow Earth and tutors from ALRA. There were talks on casting and the industry with actors Daniel York […]
TAMBURLAINE

TAMBURLAINE

Adapted by Ng Choon Ping from the original by Christopher Marlowe ‘I mean to be a terror to the world’ Yellow Earth presents Christopher Marlowe’s thrilling, controversial and compelling masterpiece, Tamburlaine. The story of a lowly shepherd who rises to power and conquers half the world through sheer brutality and self-belief. Presented by a British […]
THE SUN

THE SUN

Written by Tomohiro Maekawa Translated by James Yaegashi Directed by Tanja Pagnuco Date: Monday, 12 December 2016, from 7:00pm Venue: The Studio Theatre, RADA Studios – 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX Tickets £6 (concessions £5). Buy your tickets here Synopsis: Set in the early 21st century, The Sun is a post-apocalyptic dark vision of the […]
Pighead

Pighead

Written by Toshinobu Kojo Translated by Sayuri Suzuki Directed by Kwong Loke Date: Saturday 12 November 7pm Venue: Studio Theatre, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX Tickets £6 (concessions £5). Buy your tickets here Synopsis: When a group of Tokyo office workers are faced with the re-structuring of their company, […]
Got to Make them Sing!

Got to Make them Sing!

Written by Ai Nagai Translated by Mari Boyd Directed by Kim Pearce Date: Wednesday, 12 October 2016, from 7:00pm Venue: The Studio Theatre, RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX Tickets £5 and £6 click here    Synopsis: At a public high school in Tokyo, a few hours before the annual […]
SONG UNSUNG

SONG UNSUNG

100 years ago, 140,000 Chinese men were recruited by the British and French armies to work behind the Western Front during the First World War. They were the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) who made a vital contribution to help the Allies win, but have since become ‘the forgotten of the forgotten’ in WW1 history.* * […]
GLOBAL BABY FACTORY

GLOBAL BABY FACTORY

Written by Atsuto Suzuki Translated by Sayaka Rui Directed by Kumiko Mendl Date: Thursday, 1 September 2016, from 7:00pm Venue: The Studio Theatre, RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX Synopsis: Sunako is fast approaching 40 and pressure is mounting for her to find a husband. A marriage is arranged […]
Song Unsung: WW1 Chinese Labour Corps

Song Unsung: WW1 Chinese Labour Corps

As part of the Chinese New Year Celebrations 2016 in Trafalgar Square Yellow Earth Theatre and the UK Chinese Choir presented a 15min music theatre performance in memory of the 140,000 Chinese labourers recruited to work for Britain and France during the First World War. Chinese and British songs from the era were interspersed with […]
Yellow Earth Y-Lab Programme

Yellow Earth Y-Lab Programme

In partnership with Regents College, Yellow Earth’s new Y-Lab programme will be a creative research space where up and coming British East Asian writers, directors and performers will be given opportunities to develop high quality new work in a supportive environment that encourages experimentation, innovation and collaboration. Y-Lab will provide a physical space with support […]
Yellow Earth Academy 2015

Yellow Earth Academy 2015

Our 2015 Yellow Earth Academy culminated with an impressive public presentation by the students. 16 brave and talented students undertook an intensive course in movement, voice, acting for camera, auditions techniques and text work led by David Lee -Jones and Lab Ky Mo from Yellow Earth and tutors from ALRA. There were talks on casting […]
Yellow Earth Academy 2014

Yellow Earth Academy 2014

Students were part of a professional production this year – The Last Days of Limehouse by Jeremy Tiang. ★★★★★ The Upcoming ★★★★☆ The Public Reviews ★★★☆☆ Time Out “enjoyable, rough-and-ready, heartfelt show … a piece that is made with love and acted with real vigour” Lyn Gardner “an especially powerful example of the generation-spanning magic at […]
Time for a check-up at a Y-Lab Writer Clinic

Time for a check-up at a Y-Lab Writer Clinic

Our free Y-Lab Clinics for British East Asian writers provide an opportunity for writers to revisit any writing they are working on, investigate an idea they want to develop or just generally refresh the writer’s part of their brain. Led by our Literary Associate Drayton Hiers, this free workshop explored some of the craft tools […]
Typhoon Festival 2016

Typhoon Festival 2016

Yellow Earth is celebrating 21 years of theatre making with a new edition of our acclaimed international playreading festival Typhoon to be presented at Soho Theatre and Rich Mix  2-6 March 2016. Typhoon will present dynamic, bold and exciting plays by East Asian writers from the UK and across the world. From young love in the […]
A Dream of Red Pavilions

A Dream of Red Pavilions

March, 2013 A playreading at The Bush (Bush Theatre) of an adaptation of A Dream Of Red Pavilions commissioned from Jeremy Tiang . As a result of the Opening the Door event at the Young Vic, this was the first in the Through Our Lens series of creative responses to political issues facing diversity in the arts. […]
Typhoon Festival 2009

Typhoon Festival 2009

Yellow Earth partners with Greenwich Theatre for Typhoon 6 as we take our annual International Playreading festival – featuring some of the most exciting theatre from China, Singapore, Vietnam, America and the UK – to Greenwich Theatre for the very first time. A unique and vital event in the theatre calendar, TYPHOON 6 showcases the […]
Typhoon Festival 2008

Typhoon Festival 2008

November, 2008 T5 sees the exciting world premieres of our first Yellow Voices initiative, during which Yellow Earth mentored three writers over one year, in partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Soho Theatre and the Young Vic. T5 also includes work from Japan, Singapore and the USA, and one of these six new plays will tour […]
Typhoon Festival 2007

Typhoon Festival 2007

October, 2007 Typhoon is Yellow Earth’s international East Asian playreading festival, and the Typhoon Live tour brings this double bill to UK audiences for the first time, performed in English. GETTING MARRIED by Yi Kang-baek (South Korea) Directed by Philippe Cherbonnier A young swindler is looking for love. He has borrowed a big house for […]
Typhoon Festival 2005

Typhoon Festival 2005

May, 2005 Yellow Earth Theatre presented its fourth Typhoon festival. This week is an important and unique event in British theatre, designed to promote the best of contemporary East Asian drama through playreadings directed by distinguished guest directors. To date, Typhoon has showcased work from new and established writers across 10 East Asian countries. T4 […]
Typhoon Festival 2004

Typhoon Festival 2004

June, 2004 Yellow Earth’s unique annual playreading festival is back once again promoting the best of contemporary East Asian drama. An exciting opportunity to encounter fresh, new work by East Asian playwrights from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, China, Indonesia and the U.S.A. Home grown UK talent will come from our very own Yellow Ink new […]
Typhoon Festival 2003

Typhoon Festival 2003

June, 2003 Yellow Earth’s second annual East Asian playreading festival supported by Soho Theatre, a unique event designed to promote the best of contemporary East Asian drama. Last year, Typhoon showcased work from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. This year, we have cast our net wider and T2 includes plays from […]
Typhoon Festival 2002

Typhoon Festival 2002

June, 2002 TYPHOON is a unique playreading festival promoting the best of contemporary East Asian drama that has not been presented in Britain before. It is a showcase of work by East Asian playwrights from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan and the U.S.A. A different rehearsed reading of a play was presented every day […]
Yellow Earth Academy 2013

Yellow Earth Academy 2013

During July 2013, 16 young people completed this intensive two week performance course led by theatre professionals for young British East Asians* (16+). This year the focus was on acting for camera and students worked with award winning film maker Lab Ky Mo creating two short films No Jet Li and God Speaks Chinese. The […]
Yellow Earth Academy 2011

Yellow Earth Academy 2011

Yellow Academy 2011 was another great success, with 16 young acting hopefuls put through a vigorous week of drama school training. Classes in the morning included Acting for Camera, Stage Combat as well as Voice and Movement followed by Scene Studies in the afternoon with Yellow Earth tutor Kwong Loke and ALRA tutor Rob Swinton. […]
Yellow Earth Academy 2010

Yellow Earth Academy 2010

July, 2010We launched our first ever Summer School for BEA aspiring actors. With a grant from the then Learning and Skills Council and in partnership with accredited drama school; ALRA (the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) we held introductory talks followed by auditions in Belfast, Birmingham, Manchester and London. 14 people were selected and […]
BBC Radio Norman Beaton Fellowship

BBC Radio Norman Beaton Fellowship

Yellow Earth was recently one of nine companies to have been invited to work with BBC Radio Drama, for the second year running. Selected theatre companies and the BBC audition actors from non-traditional training backgrounds from across the UK. Congratulation to Kerry Gooderson as Runner Up in what was a very closely fought final. Congratulations also go […]
Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary 2015 Awarded

Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary 2015 Awarded

The 2015 Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary has been awarded to Matt Bhar. The bursary award aims to encourage and promote greater participation and representation of East Asian actors on stage and screen by easing the pathway for a British East Asian graduating student to professional actor by providing £1,000 towards Spotlight fees, headshots and […]
Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary 2014 Awarded

Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary 2014 Awarded

A new bursary, the first of its kind, to be awarded annually to a third year BEA drama school student to help ease the transition from student to professional actor. Provided by Orion Lee, awarded by Yellow Earth. 2014’s winners Jeremy Ang Jones and Sally Cheng
Constellations Creative Drama Student Bursary 2013

Constellations Creative Drama Student Bursary 2013

The first ever recipient of the Constellations Creative Drama Student Bursary, Stanton Wright (formerly known as Daniel Stanton Wright; on the right in the photo above) was presented with his award at Dim Sum Nights 3 on 1 November by Kumiko Mendl and Orion Lee. Awarded by Yellow Earth and provided by actor Orion Lee […]
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