Thursday, September 25, 2014
Spotlight On...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