Colin is 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, Citizens Theatre, Siamsa Tire 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 of readings at Theatre503.

In 2011 Colin was commissioned by East Lothian Council to write a play for their 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, 'All That Promise', was presented as a rehearsed reading at Glasgay! 2012, directed by Johnny McKnight. The play was also selected for PicknMix 2013 at The MAC in Belfast where it was supported by TheatreofplucK.

During 2012-2013 Colin was on attachment with National Theatre of Scotland as a Breakthrough Writer. He was also selected as one of the Traverse 50 writers currently on attachment with the Traverse Theatre as part of their 50th birthday celebrations.

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