2016 House Programs You and Me and the Space Between - Page 3

BIOGRAPHIES FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER Writer Finegan has had 80 commissioned plays performed on five continents and translated into six languages. His work has enjoyed seasons in: over 100 international festivals, eight US national tours, and at the Sydney Opera House (six works), DC’s Kennedy Center (three works), NY’s Lincoln Center, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, Shanghai’s Malan Flower Theatre, and at theatres throughout Germany. He and his work have received 36 national and international awards over the past 13 years, including the inaugural Sidney Myer Fellowship, 2015 David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Australian Playwrighting, and four Australian Writers Guild Awards. He was Keynote Speaker at the 2015 Lincoln Center Summer Forum, and has spoken at conferences in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, England, Indonesia, Scotland, Sweden and the US, with essays published and works studied at several international universities. www.finegankruckemeyer.com SAM ROUTLEDGE Director Sam is a director, puppeteer and creator of contemporary puppetry with a strong record of innovation in the form. He has been the Artistic Director of Terrapin Puppet Theatre since 2012 and has a BA in Communication (Major—Theatre and Media) from Charles Sturt University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Puppetry from the Victorian College of the Arts. His work has been presented by leading contemporary arts venues and festivals around the world including Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Taipei Children’s Art Festival, Soho Theatre, Festival De Betovering, Sydney Festival, Performance Space, Perth International Arts Festival, Malthouse Theatre and Brisbane Powerhouse. As a puppeteer, he has performed and collaborated on 17 productions with leading Australian and international companies including Societas Raffealo Sanzio, Gruppe 38, and LATT Childrens Theatre.