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Welcome To Conni Massing

Conni wasn’t raised by wolves but she was tormented by howling coyotes and unfriendly kittens until the age of five when she moved off the farm. Phew! She spent the rest of her childhood in small-town Alberta and followed that with studies in drama at Red Deer College and a MFA in Playwriting from the University of Alberta.Since then she’s divided her time between writing theatre, film, television, a bit of radio, and some short fiction. Her first book,  Roadtripping: On the Move with the Buffalo Gals, was released by Brindle & Glass Publishing in spring, 2010. Stage credits include The Invention of Romance, premiered by Workshop West Theatre in March, 2014;  Oh! Christmas Tree, premiered by Lunchbox Theatre in 2012; a commissioned adaptation of W.O. Mitchell’s Jake and the Kid, premiered by Theatre Calgary in 2009;  The Myth of Summer (Alberta Theatre Projects’ PlayRites), and an adaptation of Bruce Allen Powe’s The Aberhart Summer (Alberta Theatre Projects/Citadel Theatre). Conni has worked as a story editor or writer on several television series, including: North of 60, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes, Mentors, The Beat, Family Restaurant and Taking it Off. She is currently developing a new one-hour series entitled Buddha Falls.Film projects include the short comedy Invisible, co-written with Neil Grahn; Voila!, a short film directed by Geraldine Carr, as well as several feature projects in development.


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Conni has done stints as the writer-in-residence at the Edmonton Public Library, Edmonton’s Theatre Network, Playwrights Workshop Montreal, and the National Theatre School of Canada. Her writing has been recognized by AMPIA, the Academy of Cinema and Television, the Betty Mitchell Awards, and the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes  Awards. A recipient of a Queen’s Jubilee Medal (for contributions to the arts), Conni was also honoured as one of 100 people who have made a contribution to Alberta theatre in the last one hundred years.She is creative partners with Curtis Gillespie and Scot Morison in the The Company of Writers, a mult-media production company.


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