Connor Uptegrove is an accomplished playwright, poet, dramaturg, vocalist and actor.
First and foremost, Connor is a playwright. He has received attention from the Off-Broadway Playhouse The Barrow Group through a reading in New York, NY. Collegiately, Connor's plays have been given readings at Coastal Carolina University through the theatre department and the creative writing department, as well as the University of Missouri's sketch comedy organization, Battlewhale.
In addition to his playwriting credits, Connor's poem, The D.R.E.A.M. Act was selected as a finalist in an International Poetry Competition and awarded an honorable mention in the 2017 Paul Rice Poetry Broadside Series. Several other pieces written by Connor are expected to appear in the Archarios Literary Magazine in the near future.
Theater has always been Connor's first love. His theater credits include serving as a dramaturg for Coastal Carolina University's production of Our Country's Good and several other technical theater roles. In addition to his behind the curtain work, Connor has performed on countless stages in the Kansas City area, sung at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York, NY and danced at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV at the 2015 K.A.R. Dance Nationals.
Connor is already deeply involved in non-profit work. Over the past six years, he has held numerous positions at different organizations across the Kansas City metro area and Conway, South Carolina. Currently, Connor is a writer for the Office of University Communication at Coastal Carolina University scribing news articles and releases for The Atheneum, Coastal Magazine and other publications. His writing has appeared in multiple newspapers including The Sun News, The Coastal Observer and The Horry Independent.