Laneikka Denne

Laneikka Denne

Laneikka is a queer writer and actor from Western Sydney. At seventeen, Laneikka wrote DEAD SKIN, winner of SA State Theatre Company’s Young Playwrights Award, performed in Sydney and LA, published by Australian plays. Laneikka’s second play FEMINAZI premiered as part of Belvoir Theatre’s Sydney World Pride Programming in 2023.

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Their documentary “The Real Meaning of Pleasure” has been awarded development funding from Screen Australia and AIDC in 2023. Laneikka created THE MONOLOGUE COLLECTIVE where teenagers write monologues for teenagers to perform for the HSC to sold-out seasons and was nominated for Best Production for Young People at the Sydney Theatre Awards 2023. Laneikka has shown work at Sydney Writers Festival, Blue Mountains Writers Festival and published work in SBS Voices and Refinery 29. Young, queer humans are at the heart of all of Laneikka’s work.