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Constance Congdon

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Constance Congdon received her MFA in Playwrighting at the University of Massachusetts in 1981. Ms. Congdon's most well-known play, Tales of the Lost Formicans, was produced in Helsinki, Brixton, Manchester, and in over 200 productions all over the United States, including in New York City by the Women's Project and as a revival by the Monster[less] Theatre in 1996. Her plays Casanova and Dog Opera were both produced at the Joseph Papp Public Theater in New York. She has also written librettos for three operas and eight plays for children, one of which went to the Moscow Central Children's Theatre in l989. Her most recent play, Lips, was commissioned by Steven Speilberg's Dreamworks through Playwrights Horizons, and was produced at Primary Stages in New York in Spring 2004. The Automata Pietà, a play she wrote for ACT in San Francisco's Young Conservatory, has just been remounted at the Magic Theatre. The Profile Theatre in Portland, Oregon, is devoting an entire season to her works and their production of No Mercy will include a brand new companion piece called One Day Earlier. A book of her plays, Tales of the Lost Formicans and Other Plays, is published, quite beautifully, by Theatre Communications Group. Congdon is an alumna of New Dramatists, a member of PEN and currently teaches playwriting at Amherst College.

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