Artist in Residence is supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon under the Theatre Artist Residency Scheme.
Mike Finn is a playwright, screenwriter and actor and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Iowa. He holds MA in Scriptwriting form the National Film School. He is a founder member of Island Theatre Co. for whom he appeared in over twenty productions and wrote seven plays. Mike won the 2000 Stewart Parker Award for Pigtown, which was originally produced by Island Theatre Company, receiving four Irish Times Theatre Award nominations before being produced Off-Broadway and in San Jose. His numerous other plays include The Quiet Moment, The Crunch and Shock & Awe (Island Theatre Co., Ellis Island (Theatre USF, Florida), Stories (LYT), Langered and One (Balor Theatre Co.), The Big Question (Institute of Excitement, Hampstead Theatre, London), The Affair on the Square (Georgian House), We Are What We Witness, The Revenger’s Tragedy and Porkville (Bottom Dog) and Life in 2 Syllables (Fishamble). Mike has also penned fifteen pantomime scripts produced by Centrestage, for whom he also wrote the book and lyrics of the musical Soul Garden.
The Artist in Residence scheme starts in January 2017, check back in then for further information.