This week, Yellow Earth Theatre will be presenting their annual international playreading festival, Typhoon (22nd-26th November). Yellow Earth Theatre find and present the work of East Asian writers who live in the UK or elsewhere, and the festival gives London audiences the opportunity to see this work for themselves. 8 new plays are to be given semi-staged readings over the course of the festival: Typhoon WEST at the Soho Theatre features the work of British East Asian writers, and Typhoon EAST at Rich Mix presents the work of East Asian writers from around the world.
Yellow Earth’s Artistic Director, Kumiko Mendl says: “We chose the name ‘Typhoon’ because it denotes the power and force of these exciting new plays with their origins in the East. This November’s programme of new plays all have something fresh to say about contemporary life as East Asians and our place in a fast, evolving and often challenging global world. They are all well articulated, powerful and often very funny.”
As well as the readings, there will be a panel discussion on Saturday 26th on ‘Writing Across Borders’, chaired by Mendl. Panel members include: Elyse Dodgson (Director of the Royal Court International Programme), Caroline Jester (Co-author of ‘Fifty Playwrights on their Craft’ (Bloomsbury Press)), Jeremy Tang (Playwright and translator), and Amy Ng (Playwright and currently on Yellow Earth’s Professional Writers’ Programme).
The full list of playwrights is as follows: Jeremy Tiang, Joyce Lee, Daniel York Loh, Wei Yu-Chia, Susan Soon He Stanton, Lauren Yee, Lloyd Suh, and Anchuli Felicia King.
For more information on tickets please visit http://yellowearth.org/typhoon-2017/