21 February 2009

The new writing scheme run by YELLOW EARTH is back

If you are British East Asian or East Asian* living in Britain and interested in writing for the stage this might be for you.

Yellow Earth is running a short introduction to playwriting that starts in March. The aim of this scheme is to help writers to look at the nuts and bolts of playwriting. Over five intensive sessions we will discuss structure, characterisation, language and theatricality through writing exercises as well as reading and analysing several short plays. Philippe Cherbonnier, Yellow Earth’s Co-Artistic Director will be running this first scheme of the year.

YELLOW INK is free. There will, however, be a limit to the number of participants. To ensure the scheme is practical and useful the selected writers have to commit to attending all five sessions which will take place at Yellow Earth’s office in London on the following dates:

Wednesdays: 11th, 18th, 25th March and 8thApril and Tuesday 14th April 2009.

Time: 6.15pm till 8.30pm

To apply: Please send a brief outline, one page ONLY, on why you want to join the scheme and how it might help you as a writer. If you are currently writing or are planning to write a piece please include a short synopsis.

Send your application by email to philippe@yellowearth.org

Deadline: 4th March 2009. Successful candidates will be informed within a week.

* writers of East Asian descent including: 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.