A new play by Finegan Kruckemeyer


SBW STABLES Theatre June/July 2015



The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You

Siren Theatre Co presents the Australian Premiere of The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You by Finegan Kruckemeyer. 

BOOK NOW: http://www.griffintheatre.com.au/whats-on/the-violent-outburst-that-drew-me-to-you/


1. Jason Blake, SMH  "With its agile character swapping and role sharing, The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You develops a hallucinatory quality which, given Connor’s swirling brain chemistry, feels just right."




2. Carol Wimmer, STAGE WHISPERS "... the play and this production will have a real appeal to teenage audiences, and some strong messages for them – and their parents!"



3.  Teik Kim Pok, REELTIME.....





Sixteen year old Connor is angry.  He doesn’t know why, and he doesn’t know where to direct it. People and things he once liked annoy him. They itch, like sores. Anger doesn’t like other people.



So Connor isolates himself  in the middle of the country.   Soon he discovers that anger is hiding away with him.  Connor knows he will be angry forever.   Then a girl walks into the woods.  And it turns out she is angry too…



Inaugural recipient of a Sydney Myer Creative Fellowship Finegan Kruckemeyer is one of Australia’s most exciting and celebrated playwrights. The Violent Outburst That Drew Me To You is a twisted, foot-stamping, magical and musical tale full of illusion and surprise for angry young people … and door-slammers past and present.



Ideal for ages 12 +

Directed by                 Kate Gaul

Performed by              Emily Ayoub, Branden Christine, Michael Cutrupi, Natalia Ladyko,  Anthony Weir

Original music by        Daryl Wallis

Choreography               Ash Bee 

Production Design      Jasmine Christie

Lighting Design          Hartley T A Kemp 

June 18 - July 12. 2015


Preview Performances 7pm
Mon – Sat 
(excl. Wed) 7pm
Wed 2 and 9 July 2pm

Sat 5 and 12 July 2pm and 7pm 






The Violent Outburst that Drew You to Me was originally co-commissioned and developed by Siren Theatre C0 and Mudlark with the assistance of Arts Tasmania and given an inaugraul production as part of Riverside Theatre's TRUE WEST season in 2013.

Finegan Kruckemeyer

Finegan Kruckemeyer has had 52 commissioned plays performed on five continents, and was an inaugural recipient of the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.

Finegan and his work have received the 2010 Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award, 2010 Best New Work Ruby Award, 2009 Australian Writers Guild Award (AWGIE) for Best Children’s Play in Australia, 2009 Mystate Young Tasmanian Artist Award, 2009 Ruby Award For Innovation, 2008 Best Children’s Theatre Playwright Oscart, 2007 Best Playwright Oscart, 2006 Jill Blewett Playwrights Award, and 2002 Colin Thiele Scholarship.

 Finegan has spoken at conferences and festivals in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Denmark, Scotland, Sweden, the UK and the US, with his paper 'The Taboo of Sadness' published. He was one of 21 selected worldwide for the ASSITEJ Next Generation (international group of young leaders in children’s theatre), and sits on Arts Tasmania’s Assistance to Individuals Panel, and Write Local, Play Global’s (an international TYA network) Playwrights Advisory Committee.

 Finegan was born in Ireland, and came to Adelaide at eight. In 2004, he moved with his wife Essie to Hobart, Tasmania. He is committed to making strong and respectful work for children, which acknowledges them as astute audience members outside the plays, and worthy subjects within.


Fin's website: http://finegansworks.com.au 


Interveiw with Fin (Life Matters) specifically about The Violent Outburst.... :http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/the-violent-outburst/5102136


Want to know more about Finegan’s process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oLiRF-i1KI