Hayley Finn

Hayley Finn is a director, producer, and advocate for new work. She is the Associate Producer at the Playwrights' Center. She has directed and developed new work at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Flea Theater, Women's Expressive TheatreCherry Lane Theatre, The Kitchen, New Dramatists, New Georges, The New Group, O'Neill Theater Center, Minnesota Jewish Theatre, Playwrights' Horizons, Relentless Theatre, The Vineyard Theatre, Gotham Theatre CompanyHistory TheatrePangea World TheatreWorkhaus Collective, and the Walker Art Center, and has worked with several lauded playwrights including Trista Bladwin, Sheila Callaghan, Randall David Cook, Christina Ham, Mona Mansour, Greg Moss, Med Miroshnik, Sybil Kempson, Adam Kraar, Kira Obolensky, Sarah Ruhl, Mac Well man, Gary Winter, and Rhiana Yazzie. She directed the premiere of Why We Laugh, adapted by Kira Obolensky, an original cabaret from Terezin which was performed in Terezin and at the Nine Gates Festival in Prague, co-created Jigsaw Nation which toured the country, and wrote Hysteria: Silence in Stills, which was presented at The Culture Project. She is an alumna of the Drama League Director's Program, recipient of the Ruth Easton Fellowship and TCG New Generations Future Leader grant, and has a BA and MA from Brown University



  • Considering The Audience: Writing for Diverse Audiences
    Hayley Finn interviews playwright Kira Obolensky about her work with and residency at Ten Thousand Things in Minneapolis.
  • Live-Time Storytelling for a Theatre
    Aditi Kapil's playwriting residency is helping to formulate Mixed Blood's organizational narrative through social media, press materials, and show imagery.
  • Aditi Kapil, Jack Reuler, and a Pack of Skittles at Mixed Blood Theatre
    Hayley Finn talks with Aditi Kapil, Mellon Playwright-in-Residence at Mixed Blood Theatre, and Jack Reuler, Mixed Blood’s Artistic Director, to discuss how their relationship has changed as a result of the residency.
  • Ten Thousand Things & Kira Obolensky: A Long-term Playwright Residency Model
    Over the past year I have observed that the success of this residency lives in the partnership that Kira and Michelle continue to develop. This partnership is based on shared commitment and vision. The underlying element is the gift of time—time that allows for an intensive focus on the writing, getting to know the audience for whom she is writing, and time that allows for deep and continuous conversation between playwright and artistic director.