Colin Waitt is an acclaimed writer and creative producer based in London. His work is typically described as hilarious, moving, and vivid. He enjoys telling stories about small lives with huge stakes. Tonally, they're often goofy and joyfully queer.
As a writer: Colin’s anthology, Let's Get Weird, debuted as the #1 New Release in Theatre on Amazon (US). His was Longlisted for Theatre 503's International Playwriting Award and was a Semifinalist for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. His short plays have been finalists for Red Bull Theater's Short New Play Festival and Davenport Theatricals' Ten Minute Play Contest.
Colin has been a member of various writing groups, including Art House Productions’s INKubator and The Pilot Program at The Tank. Residencies include Barn Arts (Maine). He studied sketch and pilot writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC.
As a creative producer: Colin developed and produced the original sold out production of Puffs and was an Associate Producer on its record-breaking off-Broadway run. The play was one of the top 10 most produced scripts in US High Schools 2019-2023 (#2 in 2022 & 2023). Additional producing highlights include SERIALS at The Flea Theater, Kapow-i GoGo at The Peoples Improv Theater and Associate Producing Our House in Concert in London’s West End.
He began his career as a performer, starring in the Drama Desk Award winning production of The Mysteries at The Flea Theater. Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Colin recently moved back to London after living in NYC. He is an avid gardener and runner who is known for his affable personality and quiet sense of mischief.
Photographer: Helen Murray