Constellation Creatives Bursary

Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary

Provided by Orion Lee  and  Awarded by Yellow Earth Theatre Co.


This bursary aims to encourage and promote greater participation and representation of British East Asian actors on stage and screen.

The bursary will ease the pathway from graduating student to professional actor by providing £1,000 towards additional expenses incurred in that transitional period together with a FREE year’s subscription to Spotlight.

The bursary will be awarded to a drama school student of East Asian origin* who in the opinion of the judging panel has best demonstrated in their application and at an audition/interview that they have the talent, skills and commitment to succeed as a professional actor.

To be eligible, students must be in their final year of a three year BA Acting, Film/TV or Musical Theatre course at any drama school or in the second year of the LAMDA or Bristol Old Vic two year professional acting courses.

Students will be expected to present two audition pieces, one classical and one modern of no longer than 3 minutes each. They will not be required to sing.

*Eligible applicants must be British residents with at least one parent of East Asian descent.

East Asian descent includes: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their Diasporas.

The completed application form must be submitted to Yellow Earth by Friday 26 May.

Selected applicants will be auditioned and interviewed in London Sunday 11 June.

The winner of the bursary will be announced in June.

Yellow Earth is an award winning British East Asian Theatre Company founded in 1995. We work to champion BEA actors, writers and directors to make ground-breaking work that will reach out and touch the cultural lives of all of those living in the UK and beyond.   Through our productions, professional programmes, playreadings and extensive outreach work we engage and develop new audiences and work to inspire the next generation.

For further information please direct enquiries to [email protected]