Connor Wentworth

Connor Wentworth

Connor Wentworth (they/he) is a fun and flirty playwright based in New York City. Connor’s work was first inspired by the writing of Dylan Thomas and Georgia Zildjian, to whom he owes all his love and he hopes is making proud. Their writing has been compared to Annie Baker, Sarah DeLappe, Claire Barron, Jeremy O'Harris, Brandon Jacob Jenkins, and Shakespeare. Connor’s new play QUEER BAIT will be presented...
Connor Wentworth (they/he) is a fun and flirty playwright based in New York City. Connor’s work was first inspired by the writing of Dylan Thomas and Georgia Zildjian, to whom he owes all his love and he hopes is making proud. Their writing has been compared to Annie Baker, Sarah DeLappe, Claire Barron, Jeremy O'Harris, Brandon Jacob Jenkins, and Shakespeare. Connor’s new play QUEER BAIT will be presented as a staged reading in August 2024 through Ripple Effect Artists. BFA Contemporary Theatre, Boston Conservatory. Special thank you to both chosen and given family, the women of SURVIVOR, Pavement Coffeehouse, and the city of Seattle. connorwentworth.com / @connor.wentworth.

Plays

  • SCREAMPLAY (work in progress)
    Singers, Actors, and Dancers -- oh? And murders. A performing arts school, fittingly called THE SCHOOL, is being plagued by a murderous killing spree, creating their own version of a scary movie, live on stage. But don't worry, THE SCHOOL has got it under control. With every phone call the students receive, another one takes their final bow -- but who is behind the knife?
  • The Destination of This Train Is (a brief inquiry into online relationships)
    Some glasses of wine, a ball drop, and an intimate uh... sleep-over. For most people, that would be the end of that -- but not for Sean and Cody. Their one-night extravaganza is kept alive through social media, technology, and a shared mutual friend. Perhaps this time in their life is just a stepping stone, or perhaps it will lead them to something else.
  • Resting Place (part 2)
    Alex, Carson, and Katie have a friendship that can weather anything. But when tragedy washes up on the shore of their small coastal town in Maine, their friendship is tested by grief, love, and a touch of mystery. When the storm ends, who will be left standing out in the cold?
  • Blue Neighbourhood
    A theatrical response to Troye Sivan’s debut album by the same name, Blue Neighbourhood is the story of twelve people as they process a sudden and unexpected loss within their community. With each character representing a unique construct of the contemporary western world, we watch as the blue neighbourhood attempts to process love, loss, and loneliness.
  • QUEER BAIT
    Saylor... Saylor? Saylor!?

    Through a series of vignettes, "Queer Bait" presents the fragmented yet vivid tapestry of Saylor's life, where moments of connection and alienation provide glimpses into the complex puzzle of his identity. It is a reflection on the piecemeal way we assemble our sense of self from the people we meet, the loves we pursue, and the memories we endure.
  • Permanent Injury (in development)
    Permanent Injury is a piece of documentative theatre, following the events of a recent three-year trial from Greenville, Alabama. The case involved Rocky Shay Franklin, a 36-year-old residing in Greenville, Alabama, and was sentenced to 480 months in prison for sexual exploitation of a child, advertising child pornography, and distribution of child pornography — all of which included his 12-year-old nephew.