Colin McColl


Leading New Zealand theatre director, Colin co-founded Taki Rua Theatre in 1983. He was Artistic Director of Downstage Theatre in Wellington, 1984-1992 and has directed many première productions of New Zealand plays, the most recent of which was Victor Rodger’s Ranterstantrum for the NZ Arts Festival.

Colin has considerable reputation for his innovative treatment of classic plays - particularly the works of Chekhov and Ibsen - and has directed for many leading New Zealand and Australian theatre companies, the Norwegian National Theatre and the Dutch National Theatre. His Wellington production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead won him Director of the Year accolade in the 2000 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. Colin also received the Best Director award at the recent ATC Audience Awards for ATC’s 2001 production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

For ATC, Colin has directed Waiting for Godot, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Serial Killers, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Skylight, Daughters of Heaven and Honour.

Television directing credits include Shortland Street and The Tribe and Atlantis High.