Leah Purcell is a proud Goa-Gunggari-Wakka Wakka Murri woman from Queensland. She is an actor, writer and director. Leah's awards include the 2014 Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright's Award, a 2013 AACTA Award for Best Female Actor in a TV Drama for Redfern Now, a Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Play and Matilda Awards for Best Actress and Director for The Story of the Miracles at Cookie's Table, a Film Critics' Circle Award and an IF Award for Lantana, two Actor of the Year and one Singer of the Year Deadly Awards, the inaugural Bob Maza Fellowship, and the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship for her artistic endeavours, community philanthropy and cultural activism. Leah is a proud member of Actors Equity.
WINNER OF: Best Drama and the Victorian Prize for Literature, Victorian Premiers Literary Awards (2017). Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting and Book of the Year, NSW Premier's Literary Awards (2017). Best New Australian Work, Sydney Theatre Awards (2016). Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwrights Award (2014)