Colton Pometta is an international stage director based in Manhattan. His work has been seen throughout the U.S., Europe and South America.
International directing credits include the first Spanish adaptation of Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days in Buenos Aires, Argentina (originally produced in 2019 and revived in the fall of 2023), the French premieres of Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days, Carner and Gregor's Island Song and Dana Levinson's Fifth Republic in Paris, and The Tale of Sally McLaureen at Edinburgh Fringe.
In NYC, Colton has directed new plays, musicals, cabarets and solo performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Café Sabarsky at Neue Galerie, Cherry Lane, Primary Stages ESPA, 54 Below, Le Poisson Rouge, The Triad and Joe's Pub.
Recent projects have included directing a performance commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, an outdoor production of Twelfth Night at Sun Valley Shakespeare, and Buyer and Cellar at The Emberlight Festival. Other credits include Something's Afoot (Maples Rep), A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Comedy of Errors (Sun Valley Shakespeare), Class President (National TYA Tour), Wanda's World (Off-Bway and Tour), Buyer and Cellar and Outside Mullingar (The Argyros), Fabulous! (Off-Bway), South Pacific (Maples Rep), All Fall Down (Write Act Rep), a full season of shows for young audiences at Surflight Theater, and choreography for Georges Bizet’s Carmen (New York Opera Exchange). In the summer of 2024, Colton will be returning to Sun Valley to direct Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
Other creative ventures: Colton is a published librettist and a member of the Dramatists Guild. Class President, a musical he wrote with Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin, is available for licensing through Broadway Licensing. He has been hired as a dramaturg/translator for over a dozen plays and musicals in English, French and Spanish. Colton has also had the honor of developing many solo shows for a variety of performers, including tenor Miles Mykkanen (Met Opera's Wozzeck & Boris Godunov) and Broadway actress Emily Koch (Wicked, Waitress, Kimberly Akimbo). A big fan of indie film, he is also the founding Film Festival Director for Emberlight International Film Festival, which has received submissions from over 75 countries this season. He is also the creator and director of The Songwriters' Salon, which has featured over a hundred of musical theater composers and lyricists, most recently hosted by three-time Tony nominee Mary Testa. He has taught Acting for Musical Theater at Harlem School of the Arts, Musical Theater Collaboration at Concordia College and Playwriting for Circle in the Square's teaching artist program.
Colton is a proud graduate of Circle in the Square Theater School and Interlochen Arts Academy. He also completed study abroad courses at Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, directing courses at Primary Stages ESPA in NYC and is a member of Jon Shear's film directing workshop. He is an alumnus of Directors Lab West at Pasadena Playhouse.