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Finegan Kruckemeyer Finegan Kruckemeyer i(A93767 works by)
Born: Established: Cork (County),
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Ireland,
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

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)

Most Referenced Works

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

My Robot 2018 single work drama children's science fiction

'When Ophelia moves with her family to the seaside, she’s not impressed. She doesn’t like the beach, misses her old home and thinks the people in this town are pretty strange. While unpacking her room she discovers a mysterious box full of gadgets, parts and pieces, and a strange note that reads ‘You. Make. Me.’ Her curiosity gets the better of her and she spends all night assembling the objects into Olivetti, a robot with a typewriter chest and an alarm clock heart. Made up of pieces, but more than the sum of her parts.

'Together Ophelia and Olivetti take on the local bully and make friends with a child so worried about allergies that he never leaves the house, all while trying to keep her dad from discovering that Olivetti is really a robot. But a bigger challenge is coming – can the pair save their friend and reunite him with his mother?

'My Robot takes audiences of all ages on a rambunctious adventure filled with robot antics, laughter, daring rescues and bewildered parents, all told with the care and artistry synonymous with Barking Gecko’s award winning shows. Children will discover that we’re all just made from pieces, and that when we feel less than whole we can find – or make – a part that fits!'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 winner AWGIE Awards Stage Award Theatre for Young Audiences
The Snow 2016 single work drama

'When an epic snowfall imprisons the residents of the tiny village of Kishka, young Theodore Sutton proposes the villagers build a catapult to fling him and six of the village’s bravest and strongest out in search of a solution. The catapult hastily assembled, Theodore and the heroes are launched over the snow and into the grandest of adventures. Whimsical and humorous, dark and mysterious, heartfelt and sincere, this play weaves a fantastical Grimmsian tale for the entire family.'

Source: Author's website (http://finegankruckemeyer.com/works/young/the-snow/). (Sighted: 26/06/2017)

2017 nominated AWGIE Awards Children's Award Theatre
Where Words Once Were 2016 single work drama fantasy children's

'Young Orhan lives in a world where words are both very precious and very dangerous. Only 1,000 of them can exist: new ones are forbidden, and anything newly invented takes the place of an existing word, which is then illegal to say. Those who disobey the rules are punished in the strongest way possible. They lose their right to speak and to be spoken of; they become only "…" – a condition that causes them to slowly fade away. When Orhan accidentally takes a pen (a mighty weapon indeed!) from school, he sets in motion an adventure to reclaim lost words.'

Source: Kennedy Center (http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/KRTBA).

2017 winner AWGIE Awards Theatre For Young People Award
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