Colin Kinchela is a Gomeroi man, raised on Country in Tamworth, North-West NSW.
Colin has a decade of practice and experience working in the arts sector including theatre, film, contemporary art and community radio. Notable companies include: Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc. (Sydney); Ilbijerri Theatre (Melbourne); Urban Theatre Projects (Sydney); Brown Cabs (Melbourne); Next Wave Festival (Melbourne); Community Media Training Organisation (Sydney); Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne); Gadigal Information Service – Koori Radio 93.7FM (Sydney); Belvoir ST Theatre (Sydney); CarriageWorks (Sydney); PACT (Sydney); Bundanon Trust (Illaroo); The Red Rattler (Sydney); Sydney Festival.
Selected past residences and initiatives have included: b-side (with a bullet), Urban Theatre Projects (2017, 2016, 2013); _Space Residency (2014); Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festivals, Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc. (2017, 2015, 2013); Cultural & Performance Exchange, Theatre des Bouffe Nord (2010); LiveWorks, Performance Space (2015); Nula-Nura, Performance Space, (2015); University of NSW (2014); Helium Season, Malthouse Theatre (2014); First-Breaks Initiative, MetroScreen (2014); Step-UP, PACT (2006).
Colin is currently participating in the Indigenous Screen Talent Escalator, a project that is part of I.C.E.’s Screen Cultures Program supported by Screen Australia
Colin has also participated professionally at the National Indigenous Theatre Forum (2015, 2011) and the Australian Theatre Forum (2015, 2013, 2011). He has also written feature articles for Real Time, Dirty Queer, Blak Wave and Time Out and has spoken on artist panels for PACT, Blak Wave, and Diversity Arts Australia.
Colin has previously held positions as the National Project Manager for Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc. first Yellamundie First Nations Playwright Festival in 2013 as well as an Assistant Stage Manager at the Sydney Festival 2012 I AM EORA theatre production. Colin is a member of Cope ST Collective, and will perform in their 2017 production One Of The Good Ones at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival.
After six years facilitating with various interdisciplinary arts projects for Information & Cultural Exchange, such as the Iraqi Youth Project and First Nations youth projects, notably directing the web-series Kasey Is Missing with mob from Cranebrook, Colin has joined I.C.E. as a First Nations Creative Producer in April 2017.
(part time)Phone: 02 8821 9172 | Email: [email protected]