Colette Robert (she/her/hers) is a Los Angeles native currently based in New York.
Recent directing credits include: NATIVE SON (PlayMakers Rep), ON THE EXHALE (Chester Theatre Company), BEHIND THE SHEET (EST, New York Times Critic's Pick), MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM (NYU Grad Acting), MARY'S WEDDING (Chester Theatre Company), HOTTENTOTTED (The Tank, Ars Nova/ANT Fest), THE MOUNTAINTOP (Chester Theatre Company), ICONS/IDOLS (The New Ohio/Ice Factory Festival), and WHEN LAST WE FLEW (Diversionary Theatre and FringeNYC, GLAAD Media Award).
As a playwright, her play (with composer/lyricist Dionne McClain-Freeney) THE HARRIET HOLLAND SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS THE 84TH ANNUAL STAR-BURST COTILLION IN THE GRAND BALLROOM OF THE RENAISSANCE HOTEL has been developed with Fuller Road Artist Residency, New Georges Audrey Residency, Mabou Mines, and The Drama League.
Colette is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, a New Georges affiliated artist, and an adjunct lecturer in the Humanities department at Hunter College. Alumnus of the Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program, Lincoln Center Directors Lab and The Civilians R&D Group. Colette was previously an Audrey Resident and Jam Co-Leader at New Georges, a Van Lier Directing Fellow at The Public, and The Drama League's 2018 Beatrice Terry Director in Residence.
M.A., RADA and King’s College, London. B.A., Yale University.
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