Colum Goebelbecker

Colum Goebelbecker

Colum Goebelbecker believes in the transformative power of performance to humanize complex global issues, cultivate empathy across differences, and unleash self-actualization. As a DC-based actor, singer, dancer, musical theater performer, teaching artist, devised theater facilitator, and playwright-in-training with Arena Stage, he channels this belief into all of his work.

Colum is currently understudying the roles of Oronte and Dubois/Basque for Constellation Theatre Company's The School for Lies. He recently played EDVARD in Rorschach Theater’s  production of SOMETIMES THE RAIN, SOMETIMES THE SEA at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Last fall, he played ICHABOD in ICHABOD: THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW, a Creative Cauldron production that is nominated for The Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Musical . Over the summer, he played MARCO in HIGHER for the Capital Fringe Festival and TRINCULO in THE TEMPEST for GrassrootsShakespeare DC. Last March, he made it to the Final Four in Monologue Madness DC, an acting competition of over 200 actors.

Colum graduated from Georgetown with a government degree and theater minor in December of 2021, and he’s since found a home for his passion for theater for social change at the Lab for Performance and Politics. He works as a Project Associate for their award-winning In Your Shoes Program, a theatrical project that brings together intergenerational participants to engage in dialogue about critical issues such as race, political polarization, memory, and identity. He currently administers and co-teaches an In Your Shoes project in collaboration with Georgetown's Center for US-China Dialogue. 

Colum also works as a bilingual teaching artist for Imagination State’s Óyeme Program. He teaches Latinx immigrant freshman and sophomores at Theodore Roosevelt High School basic theater skills with the goal of trauma-informed healing.


Past Productions
The production history database begins with Helen Hayes Awards-eligible productions since 2011.