Ian Finley

Mr. Finley is Director of Education for Burning Coal Theatre Company, heading its residency programs, its Summer Theatre Conservatories, its New York and London tours, and many other programs. He is author of 1960 (Burning Coal, 2009), Green Square, Suspense, Nightingale 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.  Mr. Finley was the 2012 Piedmont Laureate.