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Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary

Applications are now being accepted for the Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary 2024. In its twelfth year, the bursary aims to encourage and promote greater participation and representation of British East and Southeast Asian actors on stage and screen. It aims to ease the pathway from graduating student to professional actor by providing £1,000 towards additional expenses incurred in that transitional period; a FREE Standard Headshot Package provided by David Yiu; a FREE casting workshop with Mixing Networks; as well as a FREE year’s subscription to Spotlight.

The bursary is awarded to a drama school student of East Asian/Southeast Asian descent* who, in the opinion of the judging panel, has best demonstrated that they have the talent, skills and commitment to succeed as a professional actor.

This year, the panel will include casting directors from the National Theatre, RSC and BBC, as well as Orion Lee (Actor and Benefactor) and Ailin Conant (Artistic Director of New Earth Theatre).. 

To be eligible, students must be in their final year of a BA, MA or MFA Acting, Theatre, Film/TV or Musical Theatre course at any drama school in the UK

Students are asked to submit a self-tape of two contrasting audition pieces, of no longer than 3 minutes each. These can be from their final year showcase. Selected students will then be asked to attend an in-person interview at the National Theatre where they will be asked to present a monologue of their choice and sight read a short scene. They will not be required to sing. 

To apply, please fill out the form here

The completed application form must be submitted to New Earth by 17pm Tuesday 30 April. Auditions and interviews will take place on Tuesday 21 May.

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