Nakkiah Lui is a writer/actor and Gamillaroi/Torres Strait Islander woman. She was a cowriter/star of Black Comedy ABC.Ê Nakkiah has been an artist in residence at Griffin Theatre Company and was playwright in residence at Belvoir. In 2012, Nakkiah was the first recipient of The Dreaming Award from The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Arts Board of the Australia Council. That 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. Black is the New WhiteÊis her provocative new romantic comedy for Sydney Theatre Comedy.