Actors Academy – UK

Actors Academy – UK

Actors Academy – UK

Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus, we have decided to hold our annual Yellow Earth Academy online instead of in person, which means students can join from anywhere in the UK.

Going on its 11th year, Yellow Earth Academy is a fully funded intensive acting course taking place each summer for young British East Asians*(16+). We welcome people who have had little or no drama training but might be already working as an actor, people who are keen to get into the acting industry and those who feel they will benefit from being connected into a growing nationwide BEA network of young artists and theatremakers. This year we are particularly keen to hear from people who live outside of London.

The course will be led by director Dadiow Lin. Classes will include: text work, movement/improv, voice, a taster in Meisner technique and acting for camera. There will be weekly Q&A’s on a range of topics with industry professionals.

Normally the Academy runs full time for two weeks in July. This year classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday evening 5-7pm from 6 July to 5 August with a final sharing on Friday 7 August.

How to apply:

  • Please download the application below and email it along with a photo of yourself to [email protected] with “Actors Academy UK” in the subject heading.
  • We also request that you download the Equal Opportunities Form and send it in the same email.
  • Deadline to apply is Friday 26 June at noon.

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for applications Friday 26 June at noon
  • Interviews will be held online Tuesday 30 June starting at 3pm
  • Meet and Greet online with students and tutors Friday 3 July 4-5pm
  • Course begins online Monday 6 July and runs every Monday 5-7pm and every Wednesday until 5 August.
  • There will be a final sharing on Friday 7 August.
  • There will be additional talks with industry professionals, schedule TBD.

*British East Asian: anyone of East or South-East Asian descent living and working in the UK.

What past Yellow Earth Academy participants have said:

My expectations were more than met – I found it intensely interesting, immersive and a very creative two weeks’

‘(YEA) Gave me confidence that this was a path I really wanted to take’
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’

 ‘Had the Academy not been free, there was no way I would’ve been able to participate in, what was for me, a life changing experience.’