Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright, screenwriter and multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent.
As a playwright, King is interested in linguistic hybrids, digital cultures and globalization. Her plays have been produced by the Royal Court Theatre (London), Studio Theatre (Washington D.C.), American Shakespeare Center (Staunton), Melbourne Theatre Company (Melbourne), Sydney Theatre Company, National Theatre of Parramatta and Belvoir Theatre (Sydney). Her play "Golden Shield" made its Off-Broadway debut at Manhattan Theatre Club in 2022.
King has worked as a screenwriter on HBO's "The Baby," a dark horror comedy produced by Sister Pictures, HBO's "The Sympathizer," the TV adaptation of Viet Thanh Nguyen's Pulitzer winning novel starring Robert Downey Jr and Sandra Oh, and AMC's "Mary and George" starring Julianne Moore. She also has writing credits on Australian shows including "The Twelve," "Deadloch," and "Class of 07."
Awards, Commissions & Residencies:
Sydney Theatre Company Patrick White Fellowship, 2020; Mona Brand Emerging Writer Award, 2020; Royal Court Theatre Commission, 2019; Manhattan Theatre Club Commission. 2019; Melbourne Theatre Company Next Stage Commission, 2019; Ars Nova Play Group 2018/19; Ensemble Studio Theatre Youngblood Member 2017-2024 ; Roundabout Theater, Space Jam Program (ongoing); Space on Ryder Farm Finalist, 2018 ; Playwriting Australia National Play Initiative Winner, 2017 ; Yellow Earth “Typhoon” Reading Series, 2017 “Liberation” Video Commission, B.W. Powe Poetry Project, 2017 ; Roundabout Columbia Initiative Winner, 2017 ; Bridge Initiative Playwriting Award Finalist, 2016 ; Red Bull Theatre Short Play Finalist, 2016.