Connie Hall is a creator, performer, and producer of new work in New York and abroad. From 2006-2018, Connie ran Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant (2012 NY Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble and Performance Art Production), performing and cooking for thousands in Cleveland, Cambridge, Louisville, Nashville, and New York City. She is a repeat performer at Shakespeare in Stonington (ME), and she has enjoyed longtime collaborations as a contributing performer with Aya Ogawa, Jeanette Yew, Jeffrey Frace, Paul Bargetto/undergroundzero festival, and International WOW Company. Connie currently freelances with New Dramatists and Upstate Films, and she has served on the staffs of Theatre Development Fund and Theatre Communications Group. She holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University. Connie lives in Beacon with her husband, John Sochocky. She has 3 giant step kids and a rescue pup.
During the time of suspension we refer to as COVID, I set up my home recording and editing studio and recently released my first audio book, The Tin Can House and Other Stories by Susan Pepper Robbins
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In December, 2019 I had a blast in a one-night only performance of Sweet Shop by Tori Lassman, directed by Emily Bubeck. This was a part of the whirlwind Pre-Emerging Artist Festival produced by Breaking and Entering. I played the role of June, an outspoken factory worker in a sex bot shop somewhere overseas.
In January 2020, I played the Oracle in a reading of His Majesty, Herself by Chloe Hayat, directed by Emily Bubeck in the Hit and Run Reading Series, hosted by Matthew Freeman's company, Theater Accident. Thank you for having me, Emily, Chloe, Tori and Matt.
Go forth young artists and produce one another's work!
sue James, general Manager
For 12 years, I played the part of Sue James, the General Manager of Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant, which I think qualifies her as my alter ego. Described as "the fireplug of a floor manager", Sue gave me permission to run the show, bark at my fellow cast members (with love), make and serve soup, and generally take care of the audience as only a salty working gal from New England can. We closed out 2018 with an 18 night run at Cleveland Public Theatre.
This is not dinner theater.