Conni Massing is a long-time Edmontonian with a BA (English) and MFA (Drama) from the University of Alberta. She works in a variety of genres including theatre, film and television. Her numerous theatre credits include the comedies Gravel Run, The Myth of Summer, Homesick and stage adaptations of The Aberhart Summer (Bruce Powe) and Jake and the Kid (W.O. Mitchell). Her comic memoir Roadtripping: On the Move with the Buffalo Gals was published in 2010 by Brindle and Glass Publishing.
Conni has worked as a series story editor and/or writer on several television series including Mentors, The Beat, North of 60, and The Adventures of Shirley Holmes. She’s also worked as a story consultant on the documentary series Taking it Off and Family Restaurant. Current projects include a stage drama entitled Matara and the first book in a YA trilogy.
Conni has served as the writer-in-residence for Edmonton Public Library, National Theatre School of Canada, Playwrights Workshop Montreal and Edmonton’s Theatre Network. In addition to her work as a script consultant she has taught playwriting and screenwriting for a variety of institutions including: the University of Alberta, FAVA, Alberta Playwrights Network and Red Deer College.
Conni’s writing has been recognized by AMPIA, Writers Guild of Canada, Writers Guild of Alberta, 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), she was also honoured as one of 100 people who have made a contribution to Alberta theatre in the last one hundred years.
For more information check out her website: connimassing.com