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Shaofan Wilson wins 2019 Constellations Creatives Bursary

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2019 graduate Shaofan Wilson (left, with Yellow Earth’s Kumiko Mendl and co-recipient Millicent Wong) has been awarded one of this year’s Constellations Creatives Bursary. 
Now in its seventh year, the bursary scheme is run by Yellow Earth Theatre Company and aims to encourage and promote greater participation and representation of British East Asian actors on stage and screen.

The bursary was awarded to the two graduating final year drama school students of East Asian descent who, in the opinion of the judging panel, best demonstrated at the audition/interview that they have the talent, skills and commitment to succeed as a professional actor.

The panel this year included casting directors from the National Theatre, RSC and BBC.

The bursary consists of £1,000 as well as a FREE year’s subscription to Spotlight.

The bursary is provided by actor Orion Lee, “I believe in the collaborative nature of our industry and in working together to constantly make it better. I think Yellow Earth is a great organisation, constantly offering opportunities to BEA performers. I’m proud to support it and the future of our industry by providing this bursary.”


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