213 Webster Hall
PO Box: AC# 2248
Constance S. Congdon
Departmental affiliation:Theater and Dance
InterestsMy interest in RPG had to stop after Kingdom Hearts took over my life. I did NOT do WOW, knowing that would be the end of all useful activity from me. However, I continue to go movies that celebrate fantasy, even when these movies are unspeakably bad. I also love indie film and music. Since I know people in the movie industry, having written for film, I go to mainstream movies all the time. I hated The Notebook and loved Tropic Thunder, just to give you an idea of my tastes in popular movies. One of my favorite films of all time? RYAN'S DAUGHTER by David Lean. I have never lost my connection to blues and rock from my era, so, of course, I own Buddy Guy recordings and Eric Clapton, of course. I'm an amateur musician and getting better on my baritone ukelele. I collect rocks and make hippie jewelry. I write poetry and songs. My life centers on my granddaughter Corabella, my grandson Calvin, meditation, coffee, jazz, new music, and my students, past and present. Of course, I still write poetry, my first genre, and continue to write plays, some of which you can read on this website or find my collection and individual playscripts at bookstores or online. I've done quite a lot of work with adaptation: (S. by John Updike. He liked it and gave us the rights. I got to talk to to "Up" when he came to the opera); Moliere's Tartuffe, new verse version (published in its own critical edition by Norton), The Misanthrope (published by Broadway Plays Publishing), The Imaginary Invalid (this is an adaptation, since it's in prose and has been produced quite a bit). I did an adaptation of The Mother by Gorky, based on his Vassa Zelezhnova, and this was produced by American Conservatory in San Francisco. My version of Goldoni's THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS has played in several major cities and was brought to new life by Chris Bayes and Steve Epp, comedia masters. But it's my totally original work to which I'm devoted, most recently, Take Me to the River, about the water crisis in the west and No Little Rebellion, about the Daniel Shays Rebellion.Amherst College
Courses in Fall 2011
Courses in Fall 2012
Courses in Spring 2013
Courses in Fall 2013
Submitted by Constance S. Congdon on Thursday, 1/24/2013, at 3:56 PM
I wrote this for STANDING ON CEREMONY, an evening of plays written in support of the marriage equality act.
Submitted by Constance S. Congdon on Thursday, 1/24/2013, at 3:38 PM
Submitted by Constance S. Congdon on Thursday, 1/24/2013, at 3:36 PM
THE GILDED AGE script
Submitted by Constance S. Congdon on Thursday, 1/24/2013, at 2:25 PM
I wrote this play to tour with The Acting Company and it was produced at The Hartford Stage Company in the previous century (1986!!!). The play is loosely based on Mark Twain's first novel THE GILDED AGE.