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NEW STORIES: A Digital Short Play Festival

NEW STORIES: A Digital Short Play Festival

We are thrilled to be showcasing 17 British East and South East Asian (BESEA) playwrights with 17 new short plays. These plays have been written as part of our 2020 Professional Writers Programme. These short plays were written as a ‘pitch’ idea for a full-length play, the challenge was to essentialise their idea for a […]
Signal Fires: Beyond Chinatown – A British East and South East Asian Guide to Manchester’s Past, Present and Future

Signal Fires: Beyond Chinatown – A British East and South East Asian Guide to Manchester’s Past, Present and Future

New Earth Theatre is bringing together their New Earth Theatre Manchester Performers and Writers Academies and North West based creatives to present A fire burns to signal that we’re here. To show our numbers and celebrate our stories. To pass the torch from the past to the present, looking towards the future. British East and […]
Performers Academy – Manchester

Performers Academy – Manchester

In 2020, for the first time, Yellow Earth offered a Performers Academy in Manchester for young British East/Southeast Asians* based in the North West, partnership with: Contact, HOME, Manchester International Festival (MIF) Royal Exchange Theatre, Sustained Theatre Up North (STUN) and The Lowry. With the challenges that came about due to the Coronovirus, we decided […]
Professional Writers Programme 2020/2022

Professional Writers Programme 2020/2022

We are pleased to announce that Rogelio Braga, Lao Lee, Nemo Martin and Marie Yan have been awarded £2000 seed commissions to develop new plays as part of the Professional Writers Programme 2020-22. Under the mentorship of director and dramaturg Ng Choon Ping, the seed commission will also include one-to-one dramaturgy meetings and development workshops […]
JOB OPPORTUNITY – MARKETING AND DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER

JOB OPPORTUNITY – MARKETING AND DIGITAL CONTENT MANAGER

Yellow Earth Theatre is seeking a creative and motivated Marketing and Digital Content Manager (Part Time, 2.5 days a week) to join our team. They will lead on marketing campaigns and audience development plans for YET’s productions and programmes in collaboration with production/programme partners; oversee social media channels and create high quality written and image […]

BESEA Writers Group

During the 17 June session of the East Asian Theatremakers Discussion Group, it was suggested that a writers group be formed, to provide a space for mutual support and sharing of work and ideas. This is an open invitation to all writers of East/Southeast Asian descent (aspiring, emerging, and experienced) to form the group, and attend […]

Constellation Creatives Bursary 2020

The 2020 Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary has been awarded to Sky Yang who has just completed a BA in Professional Acting at LAMDA. “Growing up, it was rare to see someone who looked like me on stage or screen. I’m now entering an industry where East Asian and mixed race voices go under-represented and […]

Freelance Taskforce Appointment

We are pleased to announce Lucy Sheen has been selected to join the Freelance Task Force. She will be tasked with reaching out to the freelancers in our British East and Southeast Asian community and reporting the information she gathers to the task force. As part of our commitment to signing the Open Letter to […]
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/Southeast […]
Digital Theatre Commission

Digital Theatre Commission

Yellow Earth Theatre and Chinese Arts Now (CAN) have chosen Pamela Carter and Tobi Poster-Su to receive the inaugural Digital Theatre Commisssion. The artists will both receive a £4000 commission to mount their work digitally as part of CAN Festival 2021, a festival that explores Chinese themes, stories and art forms. This commission was launched […]
Performers Academy – Manchester

Performers Academy – Manchester

The Performers Course is a fully funded intensive course for young British East/Southeast Asians*(16+) based in the North West. There are classes in voice, movement, clowning, improvisation and devising. With all the recent changes to our lives, we decided to innovate the framework of the Performers Academy Manchester. Instead of the one-week course as originally […]
Digital Theatre Commission

Digital Theatre Commission

In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, Chinese Arts Now (CAN) and Yellow Earth Theatre are accepting applications from artists who identify as having Chinese cultural heritage and/or who make work that incorporates contemporary Chinese perspectives for support to develop a new digital commission. This commission is offered during the time of the COVID-19 outbreak […]
British East Asia (BEA) Freelance Theatre Hardship Fund

British East Asia (BEA) Freelance Theatre Hardship Fund

“I’m overwhelmed with love for the East Asian Theatre community to assist freelancers like myself. I lost a show just before going into tech and more than 5 jobs cancelled from now until November. I have not been able to apply for universal credits due to losing my working tax credits and I know so […]
Writers Academy – Birmingham

Writers Academy – Birmingham

After two years of offering an acting course in Birmingham, YELLOW EARTH ACADEMY returns this year with a brand new FREE introductory course in writing for live performance. With all the dramatic changes to our day-to-day lives due to the current COVID 19 situation, we brought the start date forward to enable people to creatively […]
Actors Academy – Birmingham

Actors Academy – Birmingham

YELLOW EARTH ACADEMY is coming to Birmingham for a third year running to find the next generation of British East Asian* (BEA) talent. We have partnered with the BCU’s Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham Repertory Theatre to provide FREE introductory courses in acting and writing. The Actors Course is a fully funded intensive course in […]
Performers Academy – Manchester

Performers Academy – Manchester

The Performers Course is a fully funded intensive course in the Summer for young British East Asians*(16+). There will be classes in voice, movement, clowning, improvisation and devising with leading theatre professionals plus lunchtime talks in producing, marketing and different career paths. You can come from any performance discipline and no previous experience is needed, […]
Writers Academy – Manchester

Writers Academy – Manchester

The Writers Course is a new initiative for British East/Southeast Asian* writers to increase the number of BESEA writers across the UK. Over the course of ten sessions, participants have an opportunity to develop their writing skills for live performance, meet top industry professionals and create a short piece of writing. There are monthly Watch […]
Professional Writers Programme

Professional Writers Programme

An intensive two year programme for writers of East Asian and Southeast Asian* descent, the Professional Writers Programme will be starting its second iteration in May 2020. The PWP will support four early career playwrights in writing a full length play by the end of the two years. This year the writers will be selected […]
Tsunagu/Connect

Tsunagu/Connect

Kumiko Mendl and Kazuko Hohki present in association with New Earth Theatre No one knows how many Japanese women are living in the UKNo-one knows why they came No one knows how long they have been hereNo-one knows their stories See how you can get involved. Free video workshops for young people. Meet the team. […]
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 […]
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