Colleen M. Hughes: Meet the Playwright


In anticipation of the 7th episode of Season 1, coming out on Monday, January 1, 2018 (Happy New Year, everyone!), let's get to know the playwright of the time travel romp The Traveller, Somerville native Colleen M. Hughes.

Colleen M. Hughes is a Boston-based playwright born and raised in Somerville, MA. She received her BA in English and Theatre from the College of the Holy Cross, where she wrote her first play for her senior thesis, and her MFA in Playwriting from Boston University.

Colleen’s work has been produced by the Firehouse Center for the Arts as part of the Boston Theatre Marathon and developed at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Fresh Ink Theatre, and the College of the Holy Cross. She was a national semifinalist for the 2011 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s Ten-Minute Play Award, an O’Neill semifinalist, a 2011-2012 New Voices Fellow at New Rep, and a 2015-2016 member of Company One’s C1 PlayLab Unit.

You can see Colleen's plays on the New Play Exchange, and see her website at