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Nakkiah Lui

Writer & actor

Nakkiah is a writer/actor and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman. She is a co-writer and star of Black Comedy on ABC TV and is a monthly columnist for The Australian Women's Weekly online. She has been an artist in residence at the Griffin Theatre Company (2013) and was playwright in residence at Belvoir from 2012-­2014. Nakkiah is also a broadcaster with ABC, having hosted the Radio National ‘Awaye’ program and ‘NAIDOC Evenings’ for ABC Local Radio, broadcast nationally. Nakkiah is also a young leader in the Australian Aboriginal community and has contributed to The Guardian and Junkee. She has appeared on Q&A and The Drum on ABC. Currently Nakkiah is in rehearsals for An Octoroon, which she is directing at Queensland Theatre Company opening September 16.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, August 24