July 31st, 2012 | Published in Artists
John Cantwell (Connie Slocum) is from Tallulah, LA, and started performing in Dallas, TX, after receiving a Bachelor’s of Music degree from a Southern Baptist college. He spent most of the ‘90s in New York City performing in Off and Off-Off Broadway productions (Making Porn, Blood Orgy Of The Carnival Queens) before joining the critically acclaimed sketch comedy trio The Nellie Olesons (Logo’s Wisecrack, Will & Grace). With the Nellies, John has created over ten popular shows garnering a loyal cult following all over the U.S. and Canada. The trio has a rich history performing in Provincetown since the 1990′s at venues like The Crown & Anchor, Vixen & The U.U. Meetinghouse. After moving to Hollywood in 1999, he began working in film (Legally Blonde, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist), television (Pushing Daisies, Nip/Tuck, The Riches) and theater (Saltine Crackers, his debut as a playwright, was performed at Highways in 2005). He is currently at work on Love, Connie 2: Electric Boogaloo and Love, Connie 3D simultaneously.
“Go! Lightning speed costume changes and high-energy dance routines… interspersed with sinister, projected mini-movies that feature a black leather-clad stalker with evil designs on Connie’s precious white cat. ” - LA Weekly
“If you ever wondered what an episode of Solid Gold directed by Dario Argento would look like, see Love, Connie.” – Alonso Duralde, author 101 Must See Movies For Gay Men
“Eerie… Enigmatic… Unlike any stage performance you’re likely to experience.” – Xaque Gruber, Venice Magazine
“A drag show with a difference… very Brian DePalma’s Dressed To Kill… all set to raucous ’80′s pop tunes. Pure enjoyment!” – Pauline Adamek, ArtsBeat L.A.