Life beyond Radford

Last updated 30.10.2017

David Finnigan

Class of 2000
Lives Nicholls, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
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What does life look for you now?

I make theatre, usually with scientists, as part of a group called Boho.

Do you have a particular role model or inspirational figure from Radford or now?

A lot of the people I went to school with became my collaborators, fellow artists and creatives, and are still the people I work alongside. So yeah, most of my role models are actually my friends.

How easy was it to decide what to do in life?

As soon as we produced our first play, three months after graduating from Year 12. It wasn't that I decided that that's what I would do in life, more that I didn't stop making plays and still haven't stopped.

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

No plans!

What do you know now, that you wish you'd known when you were at Radford?

Your 20s are easier than your teens, and your 30s are easier still.

What advice do you have for current students?

You might not be able to graffiti in every textbook they give you but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try.

Anything else that you would like to share?

Good luck to all of you, you're gonna be okay, we're all gonna be okay.

Where are you now?