Colin Waitt

Colin Waitt

Colin Waitt is a playwright based in NYC. His work has been produced by The Peoples Improv Theater, The Tank, This Is Not a Theater Company, SERIALS at The Flea, and Dixon Place. He was a member of Art House Theater’s INKubator writing group and The Tank's Pilot Program. 'Café Play' (Co-written with Erin Mee, Jenny Lyn Bader, and Jessie Bear) was called "Best of Off-Off Broadway" by...
Colin Waitt is a playwright based in NYC. His work has been produced by The Peoples Improv Theater, The Tank, This Is Not a Theater Company, SERIALS at The Flea, and Dixon Place. He was a member of Art House Theater’s INKubator writing group and The Tank's Pilot Program. 'Café Play' (Co-written with Erin Mee, Jenny Lyn Bader, and Jessie Bear) was called "Best of Off-Off Broadway" by Time Out New York. 'Little' (book by Colin, music and lyrics by Wesley Zurick) was developed at Barn Arts and was a finalist for The New Victory Theater's LabWorks. His short play, 'The Pain of Loving You,' was a finalist for both Red Bull Theater and Ken Davenport's short play competitions. 'Fair' was a semifinalist for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Colin produced the original run of 'Puffs' at The Peoples Improv Theater and was an Associate Producer on its record-breaking run off-Broadway. His book, Let's Get Weird: An Anthology of 32 Short Plays & Sketches, can be purchased here: https://tinyurl.com/rkjv67ax

Plays

  • Mr. Brown
    Hunter and Steven are ready to hookup, except there's one teeny, tiny gorilla of a problem: Steven was Hunter's second grade teacher, Mr. Brown.

    Published in Let's Get Weird: An Anthology of 32 Short Plays and Sketches.
  • Morning
    American Liz and British Martin contemplate a long-distance relationship on Liz's final morning in London.

    Published in Let's Get Weird: An Anthology of 32 Short Plays and Sketches.
  • King F**king Lear
    William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway video chat during the plague. William tells her all about the masterpiece he's written in quarantine: King Lear (A Comedy).

    Published in Let's Get Weird: An Anthology of 32 Short Plays and Sketches.
  • The Pain of Loving You
    A reimagining of Medea set on a snowy day in Minnesota in the 1990s.

    Published in Let's Get Weird: An Anthology of 32 Short Plays and Sketches.
  • Tunnel of Love
    Two dude bros - Chad and Chad - contemplate their loneliness in a tunnel of love at a county fair.

    Published in Let's Get Weird: An Anthology of 32 Short Plays and Sketches.
  • We ♥️ Work
    Tensions rise in a totally fun, totally low stakes, totally no big deal employee evaluation in a We Work.

    Published in Let's Get Weird: An Anthology of 32 Short Plays and Sketches.
  • Fair
    On an ordinary summer day, the fine folks of Central Minnesota come together to attend the county fair. They will ride the rides. They will eat the food on sticks. They will compete for local glory. FAIR is a hilarious collection of short plays about a very particular kind of American anxiety and a world where everything is quaint and folksy...until it isn't.
  • Front of House
    El Madrileño is a trendy restaurant in New York City where culinary knowledge and the ability to provide “an experience” are more than just the job description; they’re weapons. Against all odds, an inexperienced young man from the Midwest is hired. As he serves Manhattan’s wealthy elite, he fights to prove himself on the floor...while also trying to get his actual career off the ground. FRONT OF HOUSE is a...
    El Madrileño is a trendy restaurant in New York City where culinary knowledge and the ability to provide “an experience” are more than just the job description; they’re weapons. Against all odds, an inexperienced young man from the Midwest is hired. As he serves Manhattan’s wealthy elite, he fights to prove himself on the floor...while also trying to get his actual career off the ground. FRONT OF HOUSE is a slow-burning valentine to those who lose themselves waiting.