About

photo by Dan Grant

photo by Dan Grant

Finn is a playwright, storyteller, director and dramaturg. A 2012 graduate from NIDA’s Graduate Diploma of Dramatic Arts (Playwriting), her work has been presented nationally; at The Women in Theatre and Screen's Festival Fatale (Selkie 2016, dir. Nicola Jam), The World Theatre Festival (‘The Room’ 2012), National Science Week (Stellar 2010), ATYP (The Voices Project 2010, dir: Lachlan Philpott), Metro Arts (‘Envelope’ 2013, dir: Tim Wynn), JUTE theatre and Mudlark Theatre Company (‘Dancing Back Home’ 2010), Corrugated Iron, the National Young Writers’ Festival (2007), Wordstorm (2008), 2High (‘Can You Keep A Secret’ 2011), Tease Festival (‘The Left Hand’ and ‘Story Time’ 2009, ‘Scary Time’ 2010), the Nightwords festival at the Sydney Opera House (Team Slam 2008), the State Library of QLD (Better Half 2011, dir: Lachlan Philpott), THAT Production Company (When Leaving Earth Please Turn Out The Lights 2014), the Darwin, Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals, Bondi Feast and The Blue Room Theatre (Selkie 2016, dir: Joe Lui).

Her recent 2017 works include a reading of Medusa, which she wrote as part of the Black Swan Theatre Company’s Emerging Writers Group (director and facilitator: Jeffrey Jay Fowler). A showing of work in development War Games which she wrote and directed a development with Spare Part Puppet Theatre’s First Hand program. Interrupting a Crisis (writer and performer: Georgina Cramond) which she directed and dramaturged for Ribs at The Blue Room Theatre and Bondi Feast (winner: Best Host - Blue Room Awards). Produced, and co-wrote with Scott Sandwich Tamagotchi Reset and Other Doomsdays (director and dramaturg: Joe Lui) at The Blue Room (developed at Bundanon Trust with support from JUTE Theatre Company). She was also commissioned to write The Election at WAAPA as part of Petite Fours, a WAAPA, Playwriting Australia and Minderoo Foundation co-commission.

Her upcoming works for 2018 include directing ‘The Beast and the Bride’ by Clare Testoni for their new company Bow and Dagger, and writing and associate directing ‘You Know We Belong Together’ (lead artist Julia Hales, director Clare Watson) for DADAA, Black Swan Theatre Company and the Perth International Arts Festival. Her 2015 co-written and performed work ‘The Epic’ with Scott Sandwich (Ten Tonne Sparrow for The Blue Room Theatre) will tour to Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales with ArtsOnTour.

She has dramaturged for theatre, dance, circus and contemporary performance work, including Hypatia (The Open Lid Ensemble & The Blue Room Theatre, 2017), The Martyrdom of Hypatia and the Destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria for writer and director Ross Vegas, Salon (dir: Timothy Brown) for the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Apples and Eve (dir: Lucas Jervies) for Expressions Dance Company, In My Steps (writer: Future Destin Fidel, Dir Timothy Wynn) for THAT Production Company and other independent collectives.

As a former co-Artistic Director of Crack Theatre Festival (part of This is Not Art), she also supports and champions emerging and experimental performance artists.

She works with media arts renegades pvi collective as their Company Coordinator, and has dramaturged for KISS club, performed in and made props for blackmarket (PIAF 2017), and performed in resist Prague Quadrennial and the Disrupted Festival of Ideas.

Full CV available on request.