Aaron Finnegan MA Drama Directing Student
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Aaron Finnegan

MA Drama Directing Student


Aaron Finnegan is a director and writer from Drogheda, Ireland. His previous credits include Dublin Carol (Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2020), and It’s More Like Train Tracks Than A Sandbox (Smock Alley, 2020). He previously studied at Trinity College Dublin.

He aims to create work that is visually striking, relevant, and emotionally engaging, and deals with themes of family, masculinity, violence, and redemption set against urban backdrops. He is hugely interested in new writing, but also in re-examining classic texts in a fresh light.

For his writing, Aaron has been published in the Fishamble Tiny Play Challenge for his piece The Corrective, and was awarded the Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction in 2018.

Students developing and growing in confidence during their time here, seeing their work reaching professional standards in approach and execution; a student who intends to be a stage manager producing a wonderful sound design; a first year student making a lovely recording of a song for their recording project; tracking the careers of former students and seeing them be successful; being able to find a job opportunity for a recent graduate. Frank Bradley, Sound Tutor