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Theresa McConnon

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December 13, 2021

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February, 2021 After America, feature film, leading role, Theresa, directed by Jake Yuzna, International debut at Slamdance International Film Festival, Los Angeles

February, 2020: I performed as an airport passenger in Flight, a MN Opera production.   

In 2019, I performed the following film roles:   

Fairy Godmother in a web commercial for Walt Life produced by David Fitzgerald at Alevo Digital 

Cafe patron in a pilot episode for  "Twin Cities" directed by David Ash

 AA member in the film, Glass Bottom, Directed by Nathan Block, with Distant Calling Pictures. 

Office worker in a promotional video for a non-profit organization, Scholarship America, with Uptop Films.  

Leading role in a feature film, After America, with internationally acclaimed Director Jake Yuzna.

Local Celebrity experience; I played a legend character,"Klondike Kate" for the St. Paul Winter Carnival for the year of 2016, which included over 250 appearances. Klondike Kate is Singer/Entertainer, a victorian era saloon singer, with plenty of sass who brings joy and merriment to all she meets. I designed my own costumes, make up, and wigs. Throughout that year, I performed at various public functions including coronations, festivals, parades, fundraisers, nursing homes, schools and military events locally and nationally: Highlights included the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago, The Royal Ball in Bradenton Florida,the National Anthem at a St.Paul Saints game and the Ordway Theatre before the show "Paint Your Wagon".


Stage Experience:  I have performed in several productions at the following twin cities theatres: Ordway Theatre, Zephyr Theatre, Lakeshore Players, Ashland Productions, Lexington/Hamline Theatre, Locally Grown Theatre, and St. Luke's Community Theatre; MonoaMono intern recruiter; 

Pro Crisis:  Improv Actor for training scenarios portraying persons with mental illness used to train law enforcement and corrections staff  


Walt Life web commercial,Fairy Godmother

"Twin Cities" pilot episode

"Glass Bottom" as an AA member;

"We Are Project" office worker for non profit organization

Film: After America-feature film-Directed by Jake Yuzna, leading role Theresa

Oh My Stars Directed by Cynthia Uhrich, club patron

Wilson- feature film-flea market customer, Directed by Craig Johnson

End of the Tour- feature film, shopper, Directed by James Ponsoldt


Video:   A Time For Expression, Directed by Beth Freschi; Journey for a Sports Fan, Directed by Kyle Russell for the Univerisity of MN; The Legendary St. Paul Winter Carnival, role of Klondike Kate, produced by Twin Cities PBS.

Voiceover: Undertone Music: Recorded voice commands for software voice recognition on smart phones and cars

Training:  Margolis Method with Kari Margolis sponsored by Park Square Theatre; Ordway Master Class in vocal technique with Louis Sacco; Self Taping with Susan Chambers; Beginning On-Camera Class & individual coaching with Ellie Abrams; The Actor as a Business, Casey E. Lewis; Voice Over training at Undertone Music with Beth Chapilin and Tom Hambleton; On Camera with Ellie Abrams; Emerging Artists Training-Ordway Theatre; Acting classes with actor John Woehrle; Vocal Lessons, Teresa Tierney; Voice training, Brett Schrier; Audition Master Class-John Miller-Stephany, Guthrie Theatre; Beginning Improv-Stevie Ray's School of Improv; Extensivie training in portraying mental illness symptoms and scenarios used for for training purposes; Critical Incident Response Training;


Theresa has been around the community theatre world in the twin cities for many years.  She loves to sing, dance and act for live audiences.  She is also known for her Legend Character portrayal of Klondike Kate for the St. Paul Winter Carnival in 2016.  She has several films under belt as well, including a leading role in a featue film, After America, Directed by Jake Yuzna.  She also played a leading role as Klondike Kate in the docmentary, "The Legendary St. Paul Winter Carnival" produced by Twin Cities PBS.

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