This autumn in London, Yellow Earth will present its popular biennial playreading festival, TYPHOON, showcasing a new selection of bold new writing by playwrights of East Asian* decent from around the globe.
Two plays from TYPHOON 2017 have gone on to have UK runs: White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King is currently being performed on the main stage at the Royal Court and Forgotten by Daniel York Loh had a UK tour in autumn 2018, playing at the Arcola Theatre (London) and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Summer Rolls by Tuyen Do, which had a staged reading at TYPHOON 2016, will be playing this summer at the Park Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.
We are currently accepting submissions of full-length scripts. All plays must be in English (original or translated) and unproduced in the UK. If translated, please indicate whether the submission is by the writer or translator, and who holds the rights to the translation. All writers must be of East Asian/South East Asian decent.
To apply, please submit your full-length script, a playwriting or theatrical bio/CV with contact information, and the production history of your play (if applicable) to [email protected]. Please note the reading process with be anonymous, so please submit the script as a Word document.
Deadline is Friday 28 June 5pm GMT
Each selected script will be given a staged reading at a theatre in London. All selected writers will receive an honorarium. Only one script per writer please.
*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.