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David Finnigan David Finnigan i(A79055 works by)
Also writes as: Finnigan and Brother
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Writer and theatre-maker David Finnigan formed Bohemian Productions in Canberra in 2000 and has been part of the ACT's independent theatre scene. Finnigan's plays have been shortlisted for a number of Australian theatre awards.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2015 recipient Asialink Literature Residency Program for residency in Manila
2012 recipient Churchill Fellowship To study the intersection between science and the performing arts.

Awards for Works

Kill Climate Deniers 2018 single work drama

'“Because revolution is better at night.”

'What would it actually take to stop climate change dead in its tracks? Guns? Revolution? A pumping soundtrack?

'Kill Climate Deniers centres on a militant cell of eco-activists that takes the audience hostage during a concert at Parliament House. Led by charismatic spokeswoman Catch, they demand Australia immediately cease all carbon emissions and coal exports—or they’ll start executing their 1,700 hostages.

'But they’re not the only ones to take the title literally. Between scenes of bloody action and banging ’90s tunes, writer David Finnigan discusses the outrage the play’s title provoked from Andrew Bolt and his cabal of conservative bloggers. The original production was shut down in the ensuing shitstorm, leading Finnigan to eventually fold the scandal into the play.'

Source: Theatre's blurb.

2017 winner Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
Underage House Party Play 2010 single work drama

'A hormone-ridden scramble through the thorny maze of teenage party politics, in a search to find the glamorous side of being young and messed up. One performer takes on the role of five teenagers and narrates their journeys through a single night.'

Source: 'Winners of Street Theatre Commissions', ArtsHub website www.artshub.com.au (sighted 09/03/2010)

2010 Street Theatre Writing Commission Program $2,500
Oceans All Boiled into Sky 2008 single work drama science fiction
2006 nominated Max Afford Award
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