In this masterclass, Anchuli Felicia King will explore how to transform non-fictional sources into drama. The first part of the class will explore the research process: where and how to start your research, organizing your research materials, and best practices around conducting primary research. This section will also explore various ethical issues around working from biographic or journalistic source material. The second part of the class will explore the process of transforming non-fiction into drama, including creative writing exercises and adaptative approaches, with practical examples from King’s own research notes and play drafts. The class will conclude with a forum session where participants are invited to discuss their own research and ask King further questions about her writing process.
Anchuli Felicia King – Anchuli Felicia King is a playwright, screenwriter and multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent.
As a writer, Felicia is interested in linguistic hybrids, digital cultures and issues of 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).
As a multidisciplinary artist, Felicia has worked with a wide range of companies, including Punchdrunk, PlayCo, 3LD Arts & Technology Center, Roundabout Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, 59E59, Ars Nova, the Obie Awards, The Builders Association, Ensemble Studio Theater, NYTW, American Shakespeare Company and Red Bull Theater.
She is a member of Ensemble Studio Theater’s Youngblood Group and Roundabout Theater’s Space Jam Program. She is the 2020 Patrick White Fellow at Sydney Theatre Company.