Photo by Essie Kruckemeyer
During his visit Finegan will also take part in a writing workshop as part of First Stage's Academy Writers Group (open to students in grades 4-12 who have an interest in writing) on the evening of March 8.
Finegan has had 77 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into six languages. His work has enjoyed seasons in: over 100 international festivals, eight US national tours, and at the Sydney Opera House (six works), DC’s Kennedy Center (two works), NY’s Lincoln Center, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Shanghai’s Malan Flower Theatre, and at theatres throughout Germany.
Finegan was born in Ireland, and came to Adelaide, Australia at eight. In 2004, he moved with his wife Essie to Hobart, Tasmania, from which he now writes for national and international companies. His son Moe was born in September.
Finegan is committed to making strong and respectful work for children, which acknowledges them as astute audience members outside the plays, and worthy subjects within.
THE SNOW continues at First Stage through March 20!