Kumiko Mendl steps down as Artistic director of New Earth Theatre

Kumiko Mendl today announces her decision to step down from her role as Artistic Director after 11 years, leaving the company in 2024.

Remembering Veronica Needa

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our founder members, Veronica Needa.

Central and New Earth Theatre Announce Associateship

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and New Earth Theatre are pleased to announce a new associateship.

Jude Christian becomes New Earth Theatre’s first Fellow

Jude Christian becomes New Earth Theatre’s first Fellow. Our Fellowship sets out to build on from our successful Professional Writers Programme.

Writing WORTH

My original urge to write this story was simply to entertain and engage. It was a bizarre thing that happened in my life and I thought it'd be funny.

Sheffield Statement

It is with disappointment that we announce that our upcoming production of WORTH will not be coming to the Crucible in June 2023

Stop Asian Hate

The sadness, the fear and the anger felt in our community cannot go unheard. The discussions around the model minority complex, the hypersexualisation of Asian females and the sinocentric attitudes towards the ESEA diaspora need to be listened to outside of our own circles.

Earth 2 Air

Our first podcast Earth 2 Air aims to further amplify and champion stories of East and South East Asians in the UK.

Freelance Theatre Hardship Fund

New Earth Theatre is setting up a BESEA Freelance Theatre Hardship Fund for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pamela Carter and Tobi Poster-Su receive Digital Theatre Commisssion

New Earth Theatre and Chinese Arts Now (CAN) have chosen Pamela Carter and Tobi Poster-Su to receive the inaugural Digital Theatre Commisssion.

New Earth will be a crucial voice for BESEA artists

Originally published in The Stage. It’s no mean feat for a theatre company to survive for 25 years. Yellow Earth, founded in 1995, is today recognised as a leading producer of British East and South East Asian theatre.

An Open Letter to the Culture Secretary

Throughout the last decade, British theatre has led the world with regard to the Black, Asian and ethnic diversity on our stages. Many of those actors are now international names


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