Nakkiah Lui has been announced as this year's recipient of the Sydney Theatre Company's prestigious Patrick White Playwrights' Fellowship.
The award is for established playwrights and includes a commission from the STC, a $25,000 cash prize and a year-long residency at the company.
Ms Lui, a Gamillaroi and Torres Strait Islander woman, recently won critical praise for her appearance on the season finale of the ABC’s breakfast TV satire Get Krack!n alongside actor Miranda Tapsell.
She is best known for her work as a writer and actor on TV shows including ABC’s Black Comedy and Kiki & Kitty.
Ms Lui has also appeared as a guest on Q&A, The Drum and Screen Time, and co-hosted the BuzzFeed podcast Pretty for an Aboriginal.
Last year, she won the won the Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting at the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards for her romantic comedy Black is the New White.