"As smart and steady as she is talented and beautiful. A bright light and one to watch."
-Sharon Lawrence, NYPD Blue
Colleen Labella is a Los Angeles based director. She directed the world premiere of Holiday Kinard's Lincoln 2020, which just finished its run at the Broadwater Theatre as part of the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Upcoming: Canyon for Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Recent directing credits include: a journey through minimalism at the Walt Disney Concert Hall featuring the LA Philharmonic, Toyer at the Hudson Theatre for the Polymath Theatre Company, MeetCute's Engineers Need Soap, and an LGBT retelling of Almost, Maine with her theatre company, Four Walls and a Stage (nominated for Best Play by BroadwayWorld LA). Associate/assistant director credits include Geffen Playhouse, IAMA Theatre Company and Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Colleen shadowed director Leslye Headland on the pilot of Almost Family for Fox, as well as on two episodes of Showtime's Black Monday. She holds her BFA in Acting from the University of Connecticut and trained at Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU, as well as Shakespeare's Globe in England. Colleen's short film, Boiling Point, will premiere at the Culver City Film Festival in December. Her short film, Hot Wings, recently premiered at the Portland Comedy Film Fest, and her first short film, searc(her) was an official selection at the Lovesick Film Fest, Cinema Diverse (the Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival), East Village Queer Film Festival in NYC and Queerbee LGBT Film Festival in London. Colleen's work on the webseries Detectin' earned her recognition for Best Direction at Revolution Me Film Festival. Colleen focuses her work on women, collaborative storytelling, ensemble-based projects and the LGBT experience.
a short film by Erin Rye
Premiering at Culver City Film Festival on December 9th at 6pm
a short film about soulmates and missed opportunities
created by Colleen Labella & Olivia Saccomanno
Cinema Diverse, Palm Springs
The East Village Queer Film Festival, NYC
Queerbee LGBT Film Festival, London
Lovesick Film Fest, NJ
a webseries created by Tara Carbone
Episode 10, directed by Colleen Labella
A satirical look at film noir that features female leads as they solve millennial dating crimes.
Best Direction, Revolution Me Film Festival
2nd Place for Best Webseries, Top Shorts Film Festival
a comedic short film by Holly McKee-Clark and Calder Holbrook
Watch the teaser below.
by Holiday Kindard
World premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival
"Fast-paced satire Lincoln 2020... neatly directed by Colleen Labella, hits some sharp political notes... Labella skillfully directs the cast... its timing falls right on the mark."
-Monique A. LeBleu, Los Angeles Beat
"Colleen Labella has the difficult task of balancing all of this as the director, and she nails it! Putting it all together with so much clear dedication and vision that it feels effortless." -Matthew Robinson, Fringe Encore Judge
at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Toyota Symphonies for Youth, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
with the Polymath Theatre Company
Backstage at the Hudson Theatres