Fin Kennedy is an award-winning British playwright whose plays are produced in the UK and abroad. In the UK, he has written for Soho Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Southwark Playhouse, Half Moon Theatre, The Red Room and BBC Radio 4. His play How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found was the first unproduced play ever to win the John Whiting Award, and is now produced around the world. It is also one of the UK’s most popular plays for student and amateur performance. 

Fin also has many years’ experience teaching playwriting in schools, youth clubs, and at universities. He is a visiting lecturer on the Masters degree in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, and since 2007 he has been writer-in-residence at Mulberry School in East London. For Mulberry, he has co-founded a theatre company and written five plays which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and in London. In 2009 The Unravelling won a Scotsman Fringe First, the first time a British state school has received one. All Fin's plays for Mulberry are published by Nick Hern Books in The Urban Girl's Guide To Camping and other plays. Fin is currently working with Mulberry to launch Schoolwrights, the UK's first playwrights-in-schools training scheme.

Fin is also a freelance dramaturg and a contributor to The Guardian and The Stage newspapers. He writes a popular theatre industry blog at and is currently developing new play ideas for Birmingham Rep, Bristol Old Vic and West Yorkshire Playhouse. 

Fin runs lectures and workshops in all aspects of playwriting, for adults and young people. For more information please email

More information on all Fin’s plays and other projects can be found at