Finegan Kruckemeyer i(24 works by)
Born: Established: Cork (County),
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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Finegan Kruckemeyer was born in Cork, Ireland, to a German father and an English mother. He came to Adelaide at the age of eight and attended school at Unley Primary School and Glenunga High School. Kruckemeyer first became involved with theatre groups as a teenager. He started with Unley Youth Theatre and later developed his skills with Independent Theatre and Brink. Kruckemeyer moved to Tasmania in his mid-twenties to pursue his playwrighting career.

Kruckemeyer has described himself as a 'playwright, poet, comedian, teacher, hip-hopper, actor, dancer and even translator'. (Advertiser, 3 February 2007)

Personal Awards

2015 winner AWGIE Awards David Williamson Prize In celebration and recognition of excellence in writing for Australian theatre.
2012 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship

Awards for Works

The Boy at the Edge of Everything 2014 single work drama children's science fiction

'In the middle of his over-scheduled 12-and-a-bit-year-old life, Simon Ives dreams of a place where he can just stop and be. Meanwhile, at the farthest point in the universe, The Boy at the Edge of Everything lives by himself, lonely and bored. When Simon is rocketed into space (through an unlikely series of events involving ‘lots and lots of fireworks’), their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.'

Source: Author's website ( (Sighted: 14/9/2015)

2015 winner AWGIE Awards Children's Award Children's Theatre
The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You 2014 single work drama

'It started around the time he turned 16. Everyone and everything started grating on Connor’s nerves. His mum, his dad, his teachers, even his best mate. Lately he just can’t help picking fights, slamming doors and flipping desks. Then his parents decide to dump him alone in a forest for a week.

'As unpredictable as Connor himself, 'The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You' tackles the ticking time bomb of teenagerdom. Behind its sly and smart-arsed exterior is a searching exploration of adolescent anger, bound to strike a dissonant chord with anyone who’s ever caught a whiff of teen spirit.' (Source: Griffin Theatre Company website.)

2014 joint winner AWGIE Awards Theatre For Young People Award
The Grumpiest Boy in the World 2013 single work musical theatre children's

'Grumpy 7 year-old Zachary, is fed up with feeling average and journeys into a surreal and entrancing world to discover what makes him special. A host of hilarious characters combine with international award winning writer Finegan Kruckemeyers trademark sharp dialogue in this unique twist on an adventure tale. Alternately hilarious and deeply moving, audiences both young and old will love joining the furious Zachary in his desperate quest to discover difference.'


Finegan Kruckemeyer on ( (Sighted: 8/9/2014)

2014 winner AWGIE Awards Children's Award Children's Theatre
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