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Nakkiah Lui Nakkiah Lui i(A147242 works by)
Born: Established: 1991 Mount Druitt, Blacktown area, Sydney Outer West, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Torres Strait Islander ; Aboriginal Kamilaroi people
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Nakkiah Lui a playwright, grew up in Western Sydney and is the daughter of a Gamilaroi woman from Gunnedah and a Torres Strait Islander. As a playwright she had drawn from her own life and community in the Mount Druitt area, and wrote her first play whilst studying in Canada.

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Black Is the New White 2017 single work drama romance

Charlotte Gibson is a lawyer on the up. She won a landmark Native Title case, she’s making her parents proud, she could have her own TV show tomorrow. As her father Ray says, she could be the next feminist Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Second of all, she’s in love.

Charlotte's fiancé, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected. He's an unemployed experimental classical composer… and he's white! Bringing him and his conservative parents to meet her family on their ancestral land is a bold move. Will he stand up to the scrutiny? Or will this romance descend into farce?

Love is never just black and white. It’s complicated by class, politics, ambition, and too much wine over dinner. But for Charlotte and Francis, it's mostly complicated by family. Secrets are revealed, prejudices outed and old rivalries get sorted through. What can’t be solved through diplomacy can surely be solved by a good old-fashioned dance-off. They’re just that kind of family.

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2018 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best Play
2018 nominated Helpmann Awards for Performing Arts in Australia Best New Australian Work
2018 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
2018 shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards Louis Esson Prize for Drama
2017 nominated Sydney Theatre Awards Best New Australian Work
Black Comedy 2014 series - publisher film/TV

'The six-episode series Black Comedy, written by and starring indigenous performers, is the first comedy by the ABC's Indigenous Department. Since its launch in 2010, the department has primarily produced critically acclaimed drama including Redfern Now, The Gods of Wheat Street and telemovie Mabo. 'The series combines a mix of obsercational physical shetches, historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commericials.' (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald online; Koori Mail issue, 587, 2014:4)

2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
Kill the Messenger 2014 single work drama

Kill the Messenger is a funny and shocking tell-all from a true maverick.

2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Scripts
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