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Laneikka Denne


Laneikka Denne is an award-winning playwright, actor and writer based in Western Sydney. At seventeen, her debut play Dead Skin was awarded the State Theatre Company x Flinders University Young Playwrights' Award and premiered at KXT in 2021. She was the recipient of the Q LAB grant for 2021 for her new work Shithole that is currently in development with Q theatre. In 2020, Laneikka ventured into film with her debut short Mitsuku, the script was bought on behalf of ScreenJam Productions in the UK to be produced in 2021. Young (mostly queer) women are at the heart of all of her work, as she seeks to represent real women with agency and intrigue.

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