Conni Massing

Conni is an award-winning writer working in theatre, film, radio, and television. Recent stage credits include Nght Shift, her contribution to Workshop West Theatre's anthology This is Yeg, her hit rom-com The Invention of Romance, premiered by Workshop West Theatre, a stage adaptation of W.O. Mitchell's Jake and the Kid, premiered by Theatre Calgary and her seasonal comedy Oh Christmas Tree, premiered by Lunchbox Theatre and currently in development as a feature film. Her full-length comedy The Myth of Summer was premiered by Alberta Theatre Projects in 2005 and the premiere of her adaptation of Bruce Allen Powe's The Aberhart Summer  was co-produced by Alberta Theatre Projects and the Citadel Theatre. Conni has worked as a television series story editor on The Beat, North of 60, The Adventures of Shirley Holmes and as a story consultant on the documentary series Taking it Off and Family Restaurant (The Food Network). Recent film projects include the short film Voila!, directed by Geraldine Carr. Conni's first book, Roadtripping: On the Move with the Buffalo Gals was released in 2010 by Brindle and Glass Publishing.

Conni's creative work has been honoured by the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, the Betty Mitchell Awards, AMPIA, Writers Guild of Alberta, Writers Guild of Canada and the Academy of Cinema and Television. She's a recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal for contributions to the arts and was included as one of a hundred artists who have influenced theatre in Alberta during the last hundred years.