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Anchuli Felicia King Awarded Patrick White Playwright’s Fellow

Deemed by the Sydney Theatre Company’s (STC) artistic director Kip Williams as “one of the most exciting young playwrights in the world right now”, Anchuli Felicia King has been announced as the latest Patrick White Playwright’s fellow. The $25,000 fellowship, in its eighth year running, is awarded annually to an established playwright in recognition of their […]

How To Rule The World

If this play is written in the same humorous vein as Black Comedy, the sketch comedy program that screened on ABC television, they’ll be rolling in the aisles with laughter. This is not Lui’s first play. She already has half a dozen under her belt. Lui’s talent is undeniable, and she has won a swathe of […]

Blackie Blackie Brown – The Traditional Owner of Death

Presented by Sydney Theatre Company comes a bold new work and world premier from writer Nakkiah Lui, Blackie Blackie Brown – The Traditional Owner of Death.  The play see’s archaeologist Dr Jacqueline Brown as she uncovers a mass grave, finding an ancient skull. The Doctor is over come with the spirit of her great great-grandmother, […]

Black Is The New White

Returning to the stage as part of a national tour is the Sydney Theatre Company’s romantic comedy, Black Is The New White. Giving insight into the show is Shari Sebbens, who plays Charlotte Gibson, the daughter of a very affluent influential Aboriginal power couple. “She is at a cross road where she is questioning her […]

Black is the New White

Black is the New White is the provocative new romantic comedy from indigenous playwright and star of ABC’s Black Comedy, Nakkiah Lui.  Directed by STC’s former Richard Wherrett Fellow Paige Rattray, the play follows Roy Gibson, an Aboriginal man, and his high-achieving family whose Christmas takes a very different turn when one of his daughters […]

Power Plays

If the short story is having a ‘moment’, then maybe the short play is having its moment as well. Hence STC’s commissioning of a quintet of Australia’s finest playwrights to create a collection of five short works about power. Power Plays is about identity, survival, love, hate, sex – who wields the power and how […]