Ian Finley


ACTOR

PLAYWRIGHT

is the former Director of Education for Burning Coal, having headed its WillPower (now Fuse) residency programs, its Summer Theatre Conservatories, its New York & London tours, and many other programs. He is author of 1960 (Burning Coal, 2009), Green Square, Suspense, Nightengale Song, and The Nature of the Nautilus (winner of the Kennedy Center’s Jean Kennedy Smith Award), as well as Burning Coal’s Oakwood cycle of plays.. As an actor, he has performed in Burning Coal’s Twelfth Night, KidsWrite ’08, Inherit the Wind, 1776, Pentecost, The Taming of the Shrew, Accidental Death of an Anarchist and James Joyce’s ‘The Dead.’ He holds an MFA from the NYU Tisch School of Arts and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.