White Pearl marks Columbia School of the Arts alumna and writer Anchuli Felicia King’s international playwriting debut. She is a New York-based, multidisciplinary artist of Thai-Australian descent. Director Nana Dakin (SoA '18) has previously assisted on Mary Jane (New York Theater Workshop, where she is a Directing Fellow) and Wild Goose Dreams (Public, NYC).
A nasty truth goes viral
In Singapore, it’s just another day at the office of Clearday cosmetics. That is, until they discover that their new TV commercial has been leaked online. The video goes viral for all the wrong reasons. Someone is definitely going to get fired.
King’s new play is a ruthlessly entertaining portrait of toxic corporate culture, casual racism and the complexity of pan-Asian relations. As the team at Clearday scrambles to contain the fallout, the open-plan, glass-door office proves to be a nest of secrets, lies and resentments.
King is an exciting, original young voice and it’s a play rich with twists, dark comedy and brutal honesty.
In Conversation with Anchuli Felicia King
A Q&A event with writer Anchuli Felicia King in the Samuel French Bookshop the Royal Court's Balcony Bar.
Q&A time: approx. 45 minutes
Play running time: approx. 90 minutes with no interval