Directing

"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 and producer. 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, Lincoln 2020 at the Broadwater Theatre as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival, Toyer at the Hudson Theatre for the Polymath Theatre Company, MeetCute's Engineers Need Soap, and an LGBT retelling of Almost, Maine. Associate/assistant director credits include Geffen Playhouse, IAMA Theatre Company and Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Colleen is a member of IAMA Theatre Company. 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 is also a development executive and producer for Leslye Headland's production company, Shoot to Midnight. She has worked on the pilots of Single Drunk Female for Freeform and Almost Family for Fox, amongst others. Projects in development include Star Wars: The Acolyte. Colleen focuses her work on women, collaborative storytelling, ensemble-based projects and the LGBT experience.

Theatre

Lincoln 2020

by Holiday Kindard

World premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

www.lincoln2020play.com

"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

Minimalism

at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Toyota Symphonies for Youth, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Toyer

with the Polymath Theatre Company

Backstage at the Hudson Theatres