TYPHOON FESTIVAL- for writers of East Asian descent

This autumn in London, Yellow Earth will present its popular biennial playreading festival, TYPHOON, showcasing a new selection of bold new writing by playwrights of East Asian* decent from around the globe. Each selected script will be given a staged reading at a theatre in London. All selected writers will receive an honorarium.

Two plays from TYPHOON 2017 have gone on to have UK runs: White Pearl by Anchuli Felicia King is currently being performed on the main stage at the Royal Court and Forgotten by Daniel York Loh had a UK tour in autumn 2018, playing at the Arcola Theatre (London) and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Summer Rolls by Tuyen Do, which had a staged reading at TYPHOON 2016, will be playing this summer at the Park Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.


  • Typhoon accepts submissions of full-length scripts. Yellow Earth consider this to be an 80-90min long piece.
  • All plays must be in English (original or translated) and unproduced in the UK.
  • If translated, please indicate whether the submission is by the writer or translator, and who holds the rights to the translation.
  • All writers must be of East Asian/South East Asian decent.
  • Only one script per writer


Friday 28 June 5pm GMT


*East Asian descent includes: 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.



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29 May 2019


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