The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge as well as the creator, writer and director of the hit series, Mike White have been added to Vivid Sydney’s stellar festival lineup for 2023. 

Mike White & Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation – an exclusive Vivid Ideas event – will take to the stage at the Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour, on Saturday 10 June to discuss their career peaks, valleys, and much more. 

The White Lotus has taken the world by storm, with its unapologetic parody of the luxury class and the current appetite for ‘eat the rich’ satires. With season three on the way, Mike White has become a household name, with a fascinating underdog backstory that includes writing blockbuster scripts, acting, competing on both Survivor and The Amazing Race, and creating critically acclaimed films and TV shows.

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The hit series also revived Jennifer Coolidge’s career, starring in both the 2021 and 2022 seasons as lost multimillionaire Tanya McQuoid. Known for scene-stealing roles in comedies such as American Pie, Best in Show and the Legally Blonde franchise, the actor’s talents have been recently celebrated, with wins at the Golden Globes, Emmys, Critics Choice Awards and SAG Awards for her role as Tanya McQuoid in The White Lotus

Vivid Sydney Festival Director, Gill Minervini says, “We’re thrilled to share that The White Lotus creator, Mike White, and star of the series, Jennifer Coolidge, will join this year’s Vivid Sydney line-up. Securing these huge megastars cements Vivid Sydney 2023 as the biggest and most culturally relevant program yet.

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“This exclusive event will allow audiences to see behind the curtain on what has become a massive cultural zeitgeist and hear from two of the hottest figures in the creative industries right now.”

  • Where: Mike White & Jennifer Coolidge in Conversation will be hosted at the Aware Super Theatre, ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour, moderated by Benjamin Law. 
  • When: Saturday 10 June from 7.30pm to 8.45pm.
  • Tickets are available now