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.
Two Ladies. The Life of Galileo. Blithe Spirit. Winding Up. The Master Builder. The Daylight Atheist. The Audience. Six Degrees of Separation. The Cherry Orchard. Filthy Business. Peer Gynt [recycled]. Nell Gwynn. Last Legs. Billy Elliot the Musical. Polo. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Lady Killers. A Dolls House. Rupert. Paniora. Other Desert Cities. The Good Soul of Szechuan. Anne Boleyn. Lord of the Flies. Midnight in Moscow. Awatea. In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Gift. Mary Stuart. On The Upside Down Of The World. Calendar Girls. The Importance of Being Earnest. Stepping Out. August: Osage County. The Pohutukawa Tree. The Wife Who Spoke Japanese in Her Sleep. God of Carnage. Where We Once Belonged. The Female of the Species. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The Crucible. Hatch! Or The Plight of the Penguins. End of the Rainbow. Doubt. The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead. Sweet Charity. The Duchess of Malfi. Equus. Disgrace. Caligula. Goldie. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Middle Age Spread. Waiting for Godot. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Serial Killers. Honour. Skylight. Uncle Vanya. The Seagull.