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Connar Klock

They/Them

Connar Klock is a queer, Michigan rooted director, facilitator, and advocate whose work puts new plays, queer and working class voices, and humanist values at the center. In thirteen years of theatre involvement, Connar has worked on over 50 shows, directed for 9 companies and 12 new play festivals, and is still as sentimental as day one. Most recent credits include directing ‘Art’ by Yasmina Reza at the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre and as co-creator of Before the Shooting, a one-act choreopoem exploring the effects of parents, white privilege, toxic masculinity, and gender roles on gun violence with poet-activist Denise Miller for Queer Theatre Kalamazoo.

 

They currently serve as the Artistic Director of Queer Theatre Kalamazoo, on the Board of Directors for the Kalamazoo Nonprofit Advocacy Coalition, on the play selection committees for Farmers Alley Theatre and WMU Theatre respectively, and at Kalamazoo’s LGBTQIA+ resource center, OutFront Kalamazoo. They hold a BFA in Theatre Performance from Western Michigan University, where they currently serve as a Cultural Competency Consultant in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

 

They are the first of 5 children to their mother, who is the first of 5 to her mother, who is the first of 8 to her mother, all raised along the coast of Lake Michigan. They carry that with them.

QTK Show Involvement

2023-2024

-Performer: MisCast Cabaret

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