British Chinese actress Lucy Sheen speaks out against transracial adoption: “As an adopted Chinese girl I was a foreigner in both lands”

What happens when the cute Chinese baby you adopted grows up and experiences an ongoing identity crisis – and it’s something that neither of you can solve? British Chinese actress Lucy Sheen speaks to Tuey Mac from and explores these issues in a self-penned play about trans-racial adoption. It’s a topic she knows More...

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By Tuey Mac On Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Interview with Thanh Le Dang: New play ‘Theef’ unravels the secrets of a Vietnamese bride

Thanh Le Dang talks about her Chinese-Vietnamese roots and how they came to inspire her latest play ‘Theef’ now showcasing as part of Dimsum Nights 3 by Yellow Earth theatre. —– My mum was More...

By Tuey Mac On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Interview with Daniel York: “East Asians whitening up to play Edwardian Englishmen? – it’s hilarious”

When he’s not tackling the British Establishment head on, writer and actor Daniel York goes one more and re-writes Victorian period drama in new play ‘The Fu Manchu Complex’ currently showing More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Interview with actor Jeffrey Ho: “It’s complicated being a woman in M. BUTTERFLY”

Actors often have to ‘pretend’ to be someone else, adopting complicated and emotional roles; but for Jeffrey Ho his latest role is particularly complicated. In M. BUTTERFLY Ho plays Song LiLing a Chinese More...

By Tuey Mac On Friday, June 7th, 2013

Interview with actress Jennifer Lim: From Girl Icon to Beautiful Alien

She’s a beautiful ‘alien’ that has already accumulated a fanbase across the world thanks to some iconic gritty roles. When she’s not playing in horror films you can catch up and coming actress Jennifer Lim More...

By Daniel York On Sunday, February 17th, 2013
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BEA Artists meet with top theatrical bodies in bid to end marginalisation

BEA Artists and actors met with directors, theatrical agents and Arts Council England last week to address the lack of opportunities facing BEA Artists. A council was convened in an event entitled ‘Opening More...

By Editorial On Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Actors wanted Chinese Community project

Actors wanted for an exciting community theatre project with Chinese Youth in London. Border Crossings in partnership with Yellow Earth Theatre are running a youth theatre project with the the Chinese Community More...

By Editorial On Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

CASTING CALL: Indonesian actress wanted

Djonny Chen casting director is  looking for the following Indonesian cast for a corporate video shoot for an IT company. The following requirements are as below. CHARACTER DETAILS: – Indonesian female (Female, More...

By Editorial On Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Opening The Door for BEA Theatre Practitioners

Arts Council England, Equity, SOLT/TMA, CDG and the Young Vic are hosting an Open Space event to address the lack of employment opportunities for British East Asian (BEA) artists in UK theatre. Opening the Door More...

By Jennifer Lim On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

The RSC remains in denial over its archaic attitudes towards the Chinese

“The RSC remains in denial over its archaic attitudes towards the Chinese. We are British of Chinese heritage, not outsiders.”  BEA artist Jennifer Lim fights back in angry response to skewed SCMP More...

By Tuey Mac On Monday, November 12th, 2012

Anna and Lucy go to Stratford: RSC The Orphan of Zhao

Had we been ninja, we could have crept stealthily into the village without being seen. However, as we had done our research — which in this case consisted of being Chinese and paying attention — we blew into More...

By Tuey Mac On Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Artists call upon Arts Council England for support over RSC casting debacle

Following the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘Orphan of Zhao’ casting debacle, British East Asian artists call upon the Arts Council England for support and promotion of equal opportunities. ‘It’s More...

By Daniel York On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Actors demand apology from RSC and casting reform "It's an industry-wide problem with stereotype roles"

British East Asian Actors Actor Daniel York pictured left STATEMENT30th October 2012 The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)The Orphan of Zhao  For more than three weeks, we have protested to the RSC and the More...

By David Tse Ka-Shing On Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Why is there no funding for British East Asians?

David Tse Ka-Shing, director and artist, asks Why is there no funding and support for East Asian in the British Arts? Where is the support and equal opportunities? Are we invisible again? Apart from a couple of More...

By Tuey Mac On Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Outrage over Royal Shakespeare Company's decision to cast nearly all-white cast in Chinese play

  Oh dear. The RSC have caused an uproar from the Asian community with an almost all-white cast in their recent Chinese play adaptation. From 17 cast members only 3 are Asian, 2 of which are not actors More...