Connie has performed at New York City venues such as the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, H.E.R.E., La Mama, E.T.C., New Dramatists, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Soho Rep, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Lincoln Center. She has performed with The Talking Band, founded by Ellen Maddow, Tina Shepard and Paul Zimet, former members of Joseph Chaikin’s Open Theatre, in productions of Efflorescence, Bad Women as Medea and Belize. She recently appeared in The Woman’s Party produced by Clubbed Thumb.

Connie is the producer of Down on Griffin Alley, co-written with Jean Randich and presented at Dixon Place in New York City, which was originally conceived with filmmaker, Joey Huertas and presented as On Griffin Alley: A Recreation of the Life, Trial and Execution of Lena Baker. Her project, American Captives: Lena Baker & Sandra Bland, directed by Rhonda Passion Hansome, garnered her the “Best Actress” Award in the 10th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival in 2019.

Connie was an associate producer of Veils of Justice by Ann Tares at SoHo Playhouse (New York) and co-producer (and author) of My Name is Harriet Tubman at the WorkShop Theater (New York). Additionally, she is the author of The Autobiography of Dorothy Dean, produced at the Miranda Theatre (New York). She has directed Strindberg’s, The Stronger, Trifles by Susan Glaspell, and the premiere production of No Good War by Tali Ariav, developed in the Iowa Playwrights Workshop. She has also adapted Eudora Welty’s short story, A Worn Path for the stage, in which she performed the role of Phoenix Jackson.

Connie’s most recent article is about playwright Catherine Filloux and her latest production, How to Eat an Orange. Connie has also had biographical articles appear in the African American National Biography (Oxford University Press), and interviews in Black Masks Magazine and the Nka Journal of Contemporary Art (Duke University Press).

Connie received her MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Iowa, an MA in performing arts from Emerson College and a BA in theater arts from SUNY/New Paltz. Occasionally, she may be seen on late night re-runs of Law & Order and Conviction, in her recurring role as Judge Shirley Taylor. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America.



Write me at: connie@conniewinston.com

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