In 2014, Colleen won the Carol Bolt Award for her play Pig Girl. Her play The December Man (L’homme de décembre)won the 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, the CAA/Carol Bolt Award and the Enbridge Playwrights Award. Other plays include Armstrong’s War, The Goodnight Bird, Beating Heart Cadaver(nominated for a 1999 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama), The Piper, Down in Adoration Falling and All Other Destinations are Cancelled. She won awards in the CBC Literary Competition and her distinct films have played in festivals around the world.
Colleen is currently the 2014-17 Lee Playwright in Residence at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. In 2011/12, she was the Canadian Playwright-in-Residence at Finborough Theatre in London, U.K., as well as Playwright-in-Residence at Factory Theatre in Toronto. She has been Writer in Residence at the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University and at the University of Regina.
Upcoming: Armstrong’s Warat the Sudbury Theatre Centre in October 2016; Bright Burning, a U of A commission graduating BFA class premiering at the Timms Centre in Edmonton in 2017; Oksana G., with composer Aaron Gervais, premiering at Tapestry Opera in Toronto in May 2017, The Breathing Hole premiering at the Stratford Festival in 2017 and a clown version of Titus Andronicus titled Titus Bouffonius premiering at Rumble Theatre in Vancouver in 2017.