Partner, Speaker: Colin Kirton
Colin trained and performed in professional theatre in Canada before returning to Malaysia, where he now freelances as a performer. His desire is to see artist-Christians being salt and light in shaping contemporary culture, and to see Christians encouraged and equipped to use the arts in the life of the Church, to the glory of God. He regularly teaches on the arts and faith, consults on creative projects and conducts practical theatre skills workshops in churches across Malaysia. The Lord has also opened doors to teach in Singapore, South Africa and Sweden. With Zoom technology breaking down geographical barriers this past year, Colin has recently ministered to hundreds in 26 countries (some with translation) right across the globe – all from his home study in Subang Jaya!
Colin is the founder of mainstream theatre company Kirton Call Productions, which produces shows shaped by a Christian worldview, as well as award-winning Christian theatre company Footstool Players, which has toured Malaysian churches presenting biblical truth through the medium of theatre, and who have also taken their productions beyond church doors to mainstream theatre spaces to critical acclaim.
In the arts industry, Colin has worked on some of the top Malaysian theatre and television productions over the past two decades.
His theatre acting credits include A Man for All Seasons, The Working Dead, Broken Bridges – The Musical, P Ramlee The Musical, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Julius Caesar. Directorial credits include Follow the Light and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
Colin has been nominated at the annual BOH Cameronian Arts Awards for his performances in Broken Bridges – The Musical and The Working Dead, and won for Crazy Little Thing Called Love, which he also created, produced and directed. He also bagged Best Director at klpac’s Short+Sweet Theatre Festival 2013 for Almighty Might.
On screen, Colin’s work has been featured on Netflix, viu.com, HBO Asia, Amazon Prime, Astro, Tonton and Youtube, as well as terrestrial TV channels. He is best known for his lead role in the award-winning hit series Ghost 2, and supporting roles in blockbuster Mandarin drama series Age of Glory 2 and Mining Magnate. He has also appeared in videos by local Youtubers The Ming Thing, JinnyboyTV, Grim Film and The Salad Show.
He is also a voice talent for commercials and videos, voice actor for animation and video games, theatre skills trainer and professional emcee.
Colin worships in Subang Jaya Gospel Centre, where he also serves as an elder.