Asian Representation in TV, Film and Theatre

So You Wanna Work In The Arts

Asian Representation in TV, Film and Theatre

Join our latest free webinar discussing key issues that affect the arts industry.

When: Monday 19 April, 7pm
Where: Live, on Zoom
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An in-depth discussion on Asian representation within the arts. With the Black Lives Matters movement gathering amazing pace in the arts, the lack of Asian representation in the arts is still not being discussed enough. Our panel will explore what more can be done to support and celebrate Asian creatives.

Meet the panellists

Daniel York Loh

As writer, theatre includes: The Fu Manchu Complex (Ovalhouse/Moongate); Forgotten 遗忘 (Moongate/New Earth/Arcola/Plymouth Theatre Royal), Invisible Harmony 无形的和谐 (Papergang/Chinese Arts Now/South Bank Centre), contributing writer to Freedom Hi 自由閪 (Papergang/Vault Festival), Edition 1 – Living Newspaper (Royal Court), No Time For Tears – part of We R Not Virus (Moongate/Omnibus Theatre), Silent Disco in the Sky (Northern Stage ‘Scroll’ season) every dollar is a soldier/with money you’re a dragon (Chinese Arts Now/Two Temple Place).

Daniel is featured in the best-selling essay collection The Good Immigrant.

Short films include: Mercutio’s Dreaming: The Killing of a Chinese Actor (writer/co-director/composer), Night Lives (director), Dream of Emerald Hill (writer), Hall of Mirrors (director/Best Drama Short-London Independent Film Awards, Finding Akira (director), Laid (director).

Arkar Hayne

Arkar is a Burmese born British actor from London. He started training with the yellow academy which he then lead him graduating from ALRA. It then gave him the confidence to work in the professional field in different areas such as theatre, commercial campaigns and feature films. He is very motivated to continue to expand his skills and knowledge to diverse the landscape of underrepresented stories. He believes it’s very important to tell stories from people from all walks of life. Arkar is currently broadening his performance arts based platform into the world of professional wrestling by bringing the tools and skills he has learnt from one craft into a new one.

This webinar is part of a free monthly series by Creative Youth, called So You Wanna Work in the Arts, discussing key arts industry topics. The series is supported by Arts Council England.

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