Kruckemeyer, Finegan (Australia)

Finegan has had 92 commissioned plays performed on six continents and translated into eight languages. His work has enjoyed seasons in over 200 international festivals and at the Sydney Opera House (six works), Edinburgh’s Imaginate Festival (four works), DC’s Kennedy Center (three works), NY’s Lincoln Center (three works) and Shanghai’s Malan Flower Theatre.

He and his work have received 36 awards over the past 13 years, including the 2017 Mickey Miners Lifetime Achievement Award for services to international Theatre for Young Audiences, 2015 David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Australian Playwrighting, seven Australian Writers Guild Awards and an inaugural Sidney Myer Fellowship. He has spoken at conferences in ten countries, with papers published and works studied at international universities.