Colin Bell

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Colin Bell

Colin Bell is an Edinburgh-based playwright originally from Bangor, County Down. His first full-length play was produced by Tinderbox Theatre Company (Belfast) as part of their True North Season. The production received The Audience Award for Best Play of the Belfast Festival 2010.

Since completing the MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths (UCL) his work has been given rehearsed readings at Soho Theatre, Citizens Theatre, Siamsa Tire, Theatre 503 and The Traverse. He was professionally mentored by the mighty Douglas Maxwell through Playwrights' Studio, Scotland. His play, All That Promise, written during the mentorship, was performed as a rehearsed reading as part of Glasgay! 2012.

During 2012-2013, Colin was on attachment as a Breakthrough Writer with National Theatre of Scotland, and was also a Traverse 50 Writer. In December 2013, he was selected for the BBC Playwrights' Residential and his first short film script, Out of Order, was short-listed for further development with N.I. Screen.

Colin is a founding member/writer of Village Pub Theatre, Edinburgh.

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