Yellow Earth Theatre 2017-2019 Writers’ Programme

By January 24, 2017 No Comments

Yellow Earth has launched a new two-year Professional Writers’ Programme for writers of East Asian* descent led by Caroline Jester
Four early-career writers will be selected to take part in this intensive new two-year programme with the aim of developing at least one play for the company to produce. If you are a writer of drama of East Asian* descent with a new idea for theatre, this programme will develop your idea and craft by providing support from industry experts.

It will include:

  • A seed commission of £2,000 per writer to include all travel and expenses.
    Six writing workshops held at Soho Theatre, Dean Street, London W1 in Year One.
    Eight one to one dramaturgy meetings.
    Development workshops with actors and directors.
    Public Readings.
    Industry connections.

Yellow Earth Theatre creates, nurtures and champions the best of British East Asian (BEA) Theatre. Founded in 1995, provides much-needed opportunities for BEA artists at all stages of their careers to stretch their muscles and grow with a programme of work that includes new plays, classics, staged play readings of international playwrights and an extensive outreach programme.

To apply: Submit an outline and a sample scene for the new play you would like to work on if selected for this programme
Submit one previous full-length piece of work in your chosen medium; theatre, radio or screen.
Submit an application form which can be downloaded from the website. Completed application forms and your submitted documents can be emailed to admin@yellowearth.org.
The reading process to select writers will be anonymous, please do NOT include your name and contact details on your outline & sample scene or on your full-length piece. Your name and contact details should be on the application form only.

*East Asia includes the following countries: 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 deadline for applications is 5 pm Friday 17th February 2017. To learn more and apply, visit the Yellow Earth Application website

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