Thursday, September 25, 2014

Spotlight On...Connie Schindewolf

Name: Connie Schindewolf

Hometown: Moline, Illinois but live in Bradenton, Fl now.  I taught theatre, including playwriting, in the St. Louis area for 25 years.

Education: BSE Truman University (Theatre Education) MA Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville (Speech Communication)

Favorite Credits: Being one of the playwrights in the 6 Women Play Festival in Colorado in 2010. As an actress, playing Stella in Streetcar Named Desire.

Why theater?: Why not?  I believe being involved in the arts keeps us sane, a real stress reliever. As a playwright your brain uses your subconscious to work out problems/scripts.

Tell us about A Bottle of Vodka?: I work with sea turtles down on the beach here in Bradenton, Florida and I've actually written a couple of scripts about it.

What inspired you to write A Bottle of Vodka?:  I have always been intrigued that we laugh at and about alcoholics.  I want the audience to laugh and then think, "Hey, that's not funny".

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: I love dramas, not real fond of musicals.  Beth Henley inspired me because long ago she broke through a male dominated profession with her beautiful play, Crimes of the Heart.

If you could work with anyone you’ve yet to work with, who would it be?: I would love to work with any professional theatre company willing to produce one of my full-length plays!

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?: Mounds candy bars...oh the coconut and dark chocolate!

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?: Sad.

What’s up next?: I have a couple of productions coming up in Spokane, Wa, and I'm starting on a new full-length called Mammoth Bones