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Opportunity: Project Manager for Tsunagu

Opportunity: Project Manager for Tsunagu

Yellow Earth is looking for a Project Manager for Tsunagu Connect: Uncovering the Lost Heritage of Japanese Women in the UK since 1945. Tsunagu Connect is an intergenerational project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, that will uncover the history and experiences of Japanese women who have settled in the UK since World War […]

Calling all designers!

Exciting opportunity for Graphic/Visual Communications Designer! The Yellow Earth Theatre Rebranding Project The company is currently undergoing a branding and communications review as it approaches its 25th anniversary next year. As part of this exciting new project we will conduct an open call to discover new talent and diversify our creative reach. Through an open […]
Casting for TYPHOON2019

Casting for TYPHOON2019

Yellow Earth Theatre is looking for actors of East Asian/Southeast Asian descent for TYPHOON2019 – a biennial playreading festival taking place Friday afternoons 27 September to 25 October, featuring plays written by some of today’s most exciting writers of East Asian/South East Asian descent from around the globe. We are still selecting the plays for […]

Meet our new Executive Producer

Yellow Earth Theatre is pleased to announce that Lian Wilkinson will be joining Yellow Earth Theatre in the role of Executive Producer. She joins us from the Belgrade Theatre, where she served as a full time associate producer as part of Tamasha’s Sustained Theatre Regional Associate Producer Programme. Wai Mun Yoon, Chair of Yellow Earth, […]

Job Opportunity – Executive Producer

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED TO MONDAY 6 MAY 2019 We are looking for an Executive Producer to work with Artistic Director Kumiko Mendl to take the organisation forward into its next quarter century in this, our 25th year. Please take a look at the job pack and apply via email with a copy of your […]
A Look Back and a Look Forward

A Look Back and a Look Forward

It’s been another momentous year for the company and for British East Asian Theatre. Yellow Earth staged two major productions this year. Opening in March we had the epic Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok by In-Sook Chappell directed by Jennifer Tang. It was co-commissioned and co-produced with the Royal Exchange Manchester and toured with […]
MOUNTAINS: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

MOUNTAINS: The Dreams of Lily Kwok

MOUNTAINS: The Dreams of Lily Kwok “Visually arresting, admirably unflinching depiction of an extraordinary real-life success story” The Stage ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Chappell’s script is a triumph, showcasing not only strong women, but strong East Asian women..immensely moving, humbling and inspiring story.” The Reviews Hub ⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A remarkable production that combines a cleverly structured script with outstanding […]
What I couldn’t say in 50 words

What I couldn’t say in 50 words

The Stage recently asked me to send them a 50 word paragraph on what I thought the main issues for theatre were and how they should be addressed in 2018. (the short version is here ) I was unable to include many of the events and thoughts that have been preoccupying me this year. So here’s a […]
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 Statement to The Print Room and creative team of ‘In the Depths of Dead Love’

Yellow Earth Statement to The Print Room and creative team of ‘In the Depths of Dead Love’

Yellow Earth Statement to The Print Room and creative team of ‘In the Depths of Dead Love‘ We wish to express our dismay and disappointment at The Print Room’s decision to present an all white cast in the play; In the Depths of Dead Love which according to their website is set in ancient China […]
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 […]
2016 – it’s not been all bad..

2016 – it’s not been all bad..

What an extraordinary year 2016 has been. On the one hand a cold wake up call with the Brexit and the U.S. Presidential results sending seismic political shocks across the globe and unleashing a very real and frightening rise of xenophobia and racism. On the other, the awareness of the issue of diversity in the […]
And the rest of Kumiko’s trip to New York..

And the rest of Kumiko’s trip to New York..

If any of you have been following my blog on my trip to the States you may have noticed  that Chinese New Year and the dates of posting don’t quite tally. I confess, the blog was written whilst in the States but due to my technical issues with the new site, the blog was not […]
Playwriting

Playwriting

Day 6 Met one of our Typhoon writers today Don Nguyen. His play Red Flamboyant will be presented on Friday March 4 at Rich Mix @ 7pm. Based on the true life story of a Vietnamese woman living with HIV and her fight to find her voice and speak up for the needs of people […]
Chinese New Year in NYC

Chinese New Year in NYC

The coldest day in New York since 1916 – around minus 10 in the middle of the day and did we feel it. Waited patiently for the Chinese New Year Day parade but either there wasn’t much to see or they were saving the best until last I didn’t stay to find out. Had to […]
Peter Pan to Amherst

Peter Pan to Amherst

Took the Peter Pan Bus up to Amherst via Springfield. After being hemmed in by a large American who chose to sit next to me out of all the spare seats available, promptly fell asleep and snored before thankfully debarking at Springfield (must be related to Homer) and  I had plenty of space for the […]
Asian American Theatre Trip – A Dream of Red Pavilions in New York

Asian American Theatre Trip – A Dream of Red Pavilions in New York

Day 1 En route to New York City Very excited and grateful to have an opportunity to find out more about the Asian American Theatre scene with thanks to ACE and AIDF grant. I am travelling as a independent artist and will be sharing thoughts/experiences via this blog and Twitter – follow me on @kumikomendl […]
Kumiko’s Asian American Theatre Trip

Kumiko’s Asian American Theatre Trip

Day 3 Road trip back to NYC and en route a very enlightening conversation with Leslie Isshi one of the founders of CAATA – the Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists designed to bring the very many and varied Asian American Theatre companies together to meet, share, debate and make the future of Asian […]
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 […]
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 […]
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