Golden Shield
by ​​​​Anchuli Felicia King
directed by ​​Nana Dakin
Pacific Playwrights Festival
10:30 a.m. on the Segerstrom Stage
April 26, 2020 - April 26, 2020

Chinese-American lawyer Julie Chen mounts a case against the American tech company that fortified China’s “great firewall” and put Chinese citizens in mortal danger. This dazzlingly theatrical play is part corporate thriller and part legal drama—on a global scale.

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Anchuli Felicia King is a multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent who works primarily in live theatre. King had her professional playwriting debut with White Pearl at London’s renowned Royal Court Theatre in May 2019, directed by Nana Dakin. The same play debuted in the U.S. in Washington, D.C., at Studio Theatre and in Australia at Sydney Theatre Company / National Theatre of Parramatta in 2019. She is published by Samuel French. Her play Golden Shield premiered in August 2019 at Melbourne Theatre Company and Slaughterhouse had its world premiere 25A—Belvoir St. Theatre’s independent program in October 2019. She was the projection designer on both Slaughterhouse and White Pearl in Sydney. Her play Keene won the Shakespeare’s New Contemporaries competition at the American Shakespeare Centre and will receive a workshop ahead of a full production in 2020. King has worked as a writer, dramaturg, sound designer, projection designer and creative consultant with a wide range of companies including Punchdrunk, The Play Company, Roundabout Theatre, 59E59, Ars Nova, the Obie Awards, The Builders Association, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Red Bull Theater, Playwriting Australia, Yellow Earth Theatre, House of North and SHIFT Festival in Shanghai. She currently is under commission for new plays with Manhattan Theatre Club, The Royal Court Theatre and Melbourne Theatre Company.