Anchuli Felicia King has been announced as the recipient of Sydney Theatre Company’s prestigious Patrick White Playwrights Fellowship. Awarded in recognition of an established playwright’s body of work and achievements, the Fellowship includes a commission from STC, a $25,000 cash prize and a year-long residency at the company.

“In this time of uncertainty, it is so important to look to the future of our art form and support the next generation of theatre makers,” said STC Artistic Director Kip Williams. “In this spirit I’m thrilled to announce that Anchuli Felicia King has been named our Patrick White Fellow. Felicia is one the most exciting young playwrights in the world right now and we are delighted she will be joining the STC artistic cohort.”

King’s plays include Golden Shield, Slaughterhouse, and the acclaimed White Pearl, which played as part of STC’s 2019 season and was described by Limelightas “fresh, fearless and very funny”. In addition to STC, her plays have been produced by London’s Royal Court Theatre, Washington’s Studio Theatre, the American Shakespeare Center, Melbourne Theatre Company, National Theatre of Parramatta, and Belvoir Theatre.

Anchuli Felicia King. Photo supplied

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