Leki Jackson-Bourke

Writer

Leki Jackson-Bourke is a creative/performing artist of Tongan, Niuean and Samoan descent. Leki worked as the dialogue editor for the New Zealand feature film, Born to Dance alongside Victor Rodger. Leki’s first play, Inky Pinky Ponky premiered at ATC’s Next Big Thing Festival (2015) and received the Playmarket NZ award for Best Teenage Script (2015). He won Outstanding Newcomer Award at the 2017 Auckland Theatre Awards and was the first Pasifika recipient of the CNZ Todd New Writer’s Bursary Grant (2017). Leki was the recipient of the inaugural Emerging Pasifika Writer’s Residency at Victoria University, Wellington.