Connie Canaday Howard

Artistic Director and Ensemble Member

Having directed numerous productions for BTE, some of Connie’s favorites include: Noises Off, Into The Woods, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Rabbit Hole, and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. Favorite acting roles with the company have been Annie in The Real Thing, Harper in Angels in America, and Ruella in Communicating Doors. Connie is a member of Actors’ Equity, and is on the Artistic Team of the Jeff Committee. In addition, Connie is Director of Theatre at the College of DuPage, with some favorites being Grease, Rumors, Taming of the Shrew, and The Three Musketeers. Connie holds a M.F.A in directing, and has worked regionally with Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, City Theatre Company, Belvoir Terrace, Drama Workshop, Down River Dinner Theatre, Ingersoll Theatre, Charlie’s Showplace, and tours of both theatre and dance, as well as helping to create and perform several improvisational shows. She is the state-wide co-chair of the Theatre Panel for Illinois Articulation Initiative, and she was C.O.D.’s Outstanding Faculty for 2003-2004.