Receive Speaking Out's email newsletter?

X

Open Right

Download hi-res


Contact us

Find A Speaker


Nakkiah Lui

Nakkiah is a writer/actor and Gamillario/Torres Strait Islander woman. She is a co- writer/star of Black Comedy ABC and is a monthly columnist for The Australian Womens Weekly Online. She has been an artist in residence at Griffin Theatre Company (2013) and was playwright in residence at Belvoir from 2012 – 2014.

In 2012, Nakkiah was the first recipient of The Dreaming Award from The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Arts Board of the Australia Council. The same year, Nakkiah was also the inaugural recipient of the Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright award. In 2014, Nakkiah was the recipient of the Malcolm Robertson Prize and a Green Room Award for Best Independent Production.

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.

Topics:

  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Women in the arts
  • Writing for television and the stage
  • Equality

Enquire about booking Nakkiah Lui