In 2020, Yellow Earth launched the Writers Academy, a new initiative to increase the number of British East/Southeast Asian* writers across the UK. The Manchester course was geared to those living in the North West.
Students met online on the last Saturday of every month, developing their writing skills for live performance and creating a short piece of writing. In addition, there have been monthly Watch Parties, where the participants watch a theatre piece online and then have a video chat to discuss what they have seen.
Course tutor: Naomi Sumner
Yellow Earth Academy: Manchester is delivered by Yellow Earth Theatre in partnership with: Contact, HOME,Manchester International Festival (MIF) Royal Exchange Theatre, Sustained Theatre Up North (STUN) and The Lowry. Supported by: Manchester School of Theatre at Manchester Metropolitan University. Writers Course is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and supported by Royal Exchange Theatre. Financial support to help with travel costs is available through Royal Exchange Theatre Arts Pot scheme.