Acting

Traditional Theatre

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM                          2019

by William Shakespeare

 

 

presented by The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

 

directed by Kevin McClatchy

performing the role of Demetrius

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME    

by Simon Stephens

 

 

presented by The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

 

directed by Kevin McClatchy

performing the role of Christopher Boone

2019

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"In Graham, [Thompson] says, the production had a lead actor 'who could not only figure out how to do the mechanics of this, but who could transform these moments into artistic expressions of life that move those watching to a richer depth of understanding of humanity."

 

​Jeanine Thompson

Hailey Stangebye and Mary Alice Casey​​

Ohio State Alumni Magazine

"Graham, who is onstage throughout, is entirely credible as Christopher, shaping the strictly verbal portrait of the book into a physically vivid and precise performance. He ranges from the self-contained boy logically explaining the reasons for his actions to the heartbreaking one overwhelmed by a world of too much noise, sound and raw, inexplicable emotion."

 

Margaret Quamme

The Columbus Dispatch​

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THE FULL MONTY                        2018

book by Terrence McNally

score by David Yazbek

 

 

presented by Subversive Theatre Collective

 

directed by Susan Forbes

performing the role of Ethan Girrard

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JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK                        2018

by Allison Gregory

 

 

presented by Theatre of Youth

 

directed by Meg Quinn

performing the role of Handsome Warren

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"...Handsome Warren, played with cool and charm by Connor Graham."

Ben Siegel

Buffalo News

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STUPID FUCKING BIRD                                         2017

by Aaron Posner

 

presented by American Repertory Theatre of Western New York

 

directed by Michael Lodick

performing the role of Con

 BROADWAY WORLD AWARD - Best Actor in a Play

“Connor Graham plays the central role of Conrad...Conrad is beside himself, while Graham is immersed in his being.

Graham is a beautifully articulate actor, barreling through Aaron Sorkinesque insults and monologues like a freight train. He possesses an unusual confidence for a performer of his presumably young age, the way Matthew Broderick ice skated through “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” charming his way to authority. Conrad is a more agitated character than that, but Graham handles him like a professional. This is one of the more stunning performances I’ve seen locally in some time.”


Ben Siegel
Buffalo News

“In the central role of the woebegone would-be writer, Connor Graham tackles both the comedy and drama with aplomb and his audience interaction is impressive and fun.”

Gail Golden
Buffalo Theatre Guide

“[Graham] has us laughing at ourselves while we’re laughing at him. He plays us and plays with us, giving an audience member he knows a beer and asking for an audition from a producer in the front row. He is hilarious and sad and pitiful and is great in this role.”

Ann Marie Cusella
BuffaloVibe

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DESIGN FOR LIVING                                               2017

by Noël Coward

 

presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company

 

directed by Katie Mallinson

performing the role of Henry Carver

"The Irish Classical Theatre production is most successful in the more rapid-fire exchanges. These land very successfully. For that reason, the third act, with its larger population of actors, and shorter exchanges, is particularly strong. In the same vein, some of the smallest characters resonate quite vividly under Mallinson’s direction...Connor Graham and Anna Krempholtz are acerbically funny as incompatible Henry and Helen Carver."

Anthony Chase
Artvoice

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  ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST           2017

  by Ken Kesey

  presented by Subversive Theatre Collective

  directed by Michael Lodick

  performing the role of Billy Bibbit

  ARTIE AWARD NOMINATION - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play

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THE YEATS PROJECT                                             2016

by W. B. Yeats

 

presented by Irish Classical Theatre Company

 

directed by Vincent O'Neill

performing the role of Shawn & Narrator

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OVER THE TAVERN                                              2014

by Tom Dudzick

 

presented by The Kavinoky Theatre

 

directed by Tom Dudzick

performing the role of Eddie Pazinski

“Connor Graham a package of fury as mid-teen Eddie with his memorable “moving out” shutdown of his father.”
 

Doug Smith
Niagara Gazette

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New Work

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TERRIBLE, SHATTERING BLOWS                           2021

created and performed by Connor Graham

 

 

presented by The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

 

directed by Jeanine Thompson

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2020 Vision: Making the Invisible Visible        2021

created and performed by Connor Graham

 

 

presented by The Ohio State University Hybrid Arts Lab

 

special thanks to Jeanine Thompson and Gregg Goldston

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No Answers: An Epidemic Art Project                2021

created and performed by the 2021 MFA Acting Cohort at The Ohio State University

 

 

presented by The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

 

supervised by Tom Dugdale

This multi-directed, ensemble created experience, responds to the current opioid crisis in the state of Ohio. The MFA cohort conducted intimate interviews and engagements with patients from our community partner, the Maryhaven's Addiction and Stabilization Center. The project began in January 2020, and was heavily influenced by the colliding Covid-19 pandemic. 

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The website operates as a virtual space to encounter the work on your own terms and at your own pace. Along the way, you will find opportunities and resources to learn more about this complex public health issue and how to take action.​

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Hear We Go                                                                        2019 - 2021

co-created and performed by Erin Alys and Connor Graham

special thanks to Jeanine Thompson, Jessica Hughes, and Jacob Athyal

Hear We Go tells the story of one Mime and one Foley Artist who find themselves in an interdimensional struggle. At first, the boundary between them is solid, but what happens when the barrier between them begins to crack?

This performance invites the audience to fill in the blanks with their imagination. There are no words, just physical storytelling and sound created with everyday objects. Originally devised for the stage, Hear We Go was also adapted into a short film for 2020 audiences.

SETC Fringe; 2020

Boulder International Fringe; 2020

Urban Arts Space, supported by Ohio Arts Council; 2021

"Although short, every moment peaked my curiosity.

One of my Fringe favorites."

     

-Audience Review

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Once Upon the Oval                                                              2020

devised and performed by the 2021 MFA Acting Cohort at The Ohio State University

 

 

presented by The Ohio State University Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

 

conceived and directed by Nadine George-Graves

Connecting with the university’s sesquicentennial celebration, Once Upon the Oval will celebrate all that Buckeyes are, all we have accomplished, and all that is yet to come by telling stories about the students, the faculty, and the staff who have walked the Oval over the years at Ohio State.

 

During the second year in the graduate acting program, students research and devise an original work under faculty leadership. For this production, the actors--joined by dancers, designers, and dramaturgs--will spend autumn semester exploring Ohio State’s history in the University Archives, finding compelling stories to bring to the stage. The director will guide them through performance experiments from various traditions, using their discoveries to develop a script. The company will continue the devising process as the production moves into rehearsal in spring semester.

 

This original work is the department’s media-intensive production. Each season the department designates one production to explore the incorporation of new media with live performance.

Cancelled due to COVID-19

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Free Fred Brown!                                                             2016-2019

devised and performed by Ujima Theatre Company

 

conceived and directed by Lorna C. Hill

Free Fred Brown! is a devised theatre piece about a young black man who becomes the reluctant face of a movement while in prison for “theft of services” from the National Gas Company.

​In loving memory of Lorna C. Hill

June 25th, 1951 - June 30th 2020

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