Colin is an Edinburgh-based playwright, originally from Bangor, Co. Down. His first full-length play was produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company (Belfast) as part of their True North Season (Sept-Oct 2010). 'God's Country' was awarded the Ulster Bank Audience Award for Best Play of the Belfast Festival.Since completing the MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths (UCL) his work has received rehearsed readings at Soho Theatre, The Citizens' Theatre and Theatre 503.
His play 'Pigeons' was selected for the New Voices Platform with Siamsa Tire in Tralee, Ireland and was produced by NiLon Theatre Company as part of their Wee Dose series. In November 2011 Colin took part in Noisy Words at the Traverse Theatre, collaborating with composer Harry Blake to create the piece 'Oxytocin'.In 2011 Colin was commissioned by East Lothian Council to create a play for the Brunton Youth Theatre based on the stories of people attending the Dunbar Day Centre. 'Lana's Nana' was performed at day-centres throughout East Lothian and at the Brunton Theatre. Colin is currently developing the piece further with musician/composer Sarah O'Halloran. Throughout 2011-2012 Colin was mentored by playwright Douglas Maxwell with the support of The Playwrights' Studio Scotland. The play written during this period will be presented as a rehearsed reading as part of Glasgay! 2012, directed by Johnny McKnight. Colin was recently selected for National Theatre of Scotland's 'Breakthrough Writers' attachment. Over the course of 2012-2013 Colin will be developing a new piece of work as part of this program.