Theresia Walser (née 1967) is a German playwright. She started out as an actress and had her debut as a dramatist in 1997. Her play “King Kong’s Daughter” (1998) was a considerable success and has had more than twenty productions. Theresia Walser was voted Best Upcoming Playwright 1998 and Best Playwright in 1999 in the critics’ poll of the magazine Theater heute. She has been given numerous awards and grants, amongst them the Förderpreis des Schiller-Gedächtnis-Preises 1998 and the BHF-Bank-Foundation Grant 2006.