Collin Warren
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Collin Warren

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF

Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., United States | SELF
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Jesus Is My Dentist: Live in Portland (available everywhere online)



Collin Warren is a singer/songwriter, composer and audio engineer living in Washington, DC. In 2012, Collin returned home to Portland, OR to record a live concert album on the eve of his 30th birthday. The album, "Jesus Is My Dentist: Live in Portland" was released in June 2013 and features 14 previously unreleased songs.

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Early Days
Collin grew up in Vancouver, WA, just across the Columbia River from Portland, OR.

At age 12, Collin began teaching himself to play his Dad’s old guitar. Soon, he was writing songs of his own. Not long after Collin walked into City Hall and paid $15 for his first street performer's license.

Hard Travelin'
At age 19, Collin left the Northwest, joining American Heritage Theatre's touring production of "Woody Guthrie's American Song" as the show's title character. The show toured throughout the US, focusing on rural farming communities where Guthrie's songs still resonated. This experience had a huge impact on Collin's development as a songwriter and resulted in him relocating to a small town in the Midwest.

There, Collin took a position with the Muncie civic theatre, working full time as a playwright, composer and sound designer. In 2003, the Muncie Civic produced Collin's first full length musical, "Bridges", a story centered on the true story of a young group of homeless teenagers living on the streets of Portland.

In 2004, Collin returned to Portland and going to work for Northwest Children's Theatre, where he wrote numerous pieces for the company's children's productions.

In 2009, NWCT presented the world premiere of Collin's second full-length musical "Two Lads Of Liverpool", an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Two Gentlemen of Verona", set in the Merseybeat explosion of 1960's Hamburg, Germany. In 2010, the play was produced a second time by the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics.

Collin became highly active in Portland's music and theatre scenes, working with such company's as Triangle! Productions, Theatre Vertigo, Defunkt Theatre, and Portland Actors Ensemble.

Third Coast
In 2009, Collin and his future wife moved to Chicago, IL. There, Collin wnet to work creating sound and music for such companies as Piven Theatre Workshop, State Theatre of Chicago, Chicago Children's Theatre and Corn Productions.

In 2010, Collin wrote the songs and score for Chicago Children's Theatre's "Red Kite Round Up", an 'immersive theatre experience specifically written for children on the autism spectrum'. Later that year, Collin engineered and mixed the production's original cast album

Capital City
In 2011, Collin and Amy relocated to Washington, DC, where Collin makes his living as an audio engineer and musician.

Since relocating to DC, Collin has worked at such venues as The Kennedy Center, 930 Club, Fillmore Theatre, Centerstage Baltimore, Arena Stage, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Imagination Stage and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Collin is currently promoting the new record and is already in production for a follow up to be released Summer 2014.