Professional Development

Yellow Earth Academy


Yellow Earth Academy is a fully funded 2 week summer school for aspiring actors. Students will experience a taste of drama school training with morning classes in movement, voice, acting for camera and stage combat followed by work with professional directors and evening talks by invited industry professionals and theatre trips. The course finishes with a showcase or a short film depending on the focus for the year. Details of next year’s Yellow Earth Academy will be announced in Spring 2017.  To register your interest please click here.

“The course far exceeded my expectations. The tutors were brilliant; very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching us and as a result, we gained so much from it. My expectations were more than met – I found it intensely interesting, immersive and a very creative two weeks.”

“I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to have met so many amazingly talented and passionate people, both my peers as well as the instructors.”

“I thought every class was engaging and well taught, and allowed us to challenge ourselves, come out of our comfort zones and free up our bodies.”

Creative Constellations Bursary

This bursary was set up to encourage and promote greater participation and representation of East Asian actors on stage and screen.

The £1,000 bursary is awarded to a final year drama school student of East Asian origin who in the opinion of the judging panel has best demonstrated they have the talent, skills and commitment to succeed as a professional actor.

To be eligible, students must be in their second year of a three year BA acting course or musical theatre course at a former Drama UK or Conservatoire UK accredited drama school.

The application details will be announced shortly and the winner of the bursary will be announced in May.

To find out more contact [email protected]


Yellow Earth launches a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme for writers of East Asian* descent led by Caroline Jester 

Four early career writers will be selected to take part in this intensive new two year programme with the aim of developing at least one play for the company to produce. If you are a writer of drama of East Asian* descent with a new idea for theatre, this programme will develop your idea and craft by providing support from industry experts.

It will include:

  • A seed commission of £2,000 per writer to include all travel and expenses
  • Six writing workshops held at Soho Theatre, Dean Street, London W1 in Year One
  • Eight one to one dramaturgy meetings
  • Development workshops with actors and directors
  • Public Readings
  • Industry connections

MORE INFO and how to apply here.


Our productions provide opportunities for professional British East Asian actors. We cast as many roles as possible with BEA actors as they continue to be underrepresented on our stage and screens.

Casting for our productions usually happens via Spotlight. However for some roles we will also meet people not on Spotlight.  We occasionally mail out casting opportunities for BEA performers. If you would like to be put on our actor mailing list please send your CV here.

Internships and Placements

Occasionally we offer part time short term unpaid internships or placements.  These provide an opportunity to experience and learn about the work involved in the preparation and management of our productions.

There are no internships and placements available at the moment.

Details of any upcoming Intern opportunities will be posted here.


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