who am i? 

I create experiences for the

curious.

Photo by John Hawthorne 

Hi!

 

My name is Connor Hogan and I am a theatre artist located in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to my time here, I lived in Washington, DC and split my eight years living there as a freelance actor with local theatres, a full-time creative strategist at a government contractor and a part time Director of a small theatre company. I’ve worn a lot of different hats, but I’ve always been interested in the moment when performance meets an audience. In 2019, I graduated from the Pig Iron Theatre School. 

Recent works include The Usual, a piece created in December 2019 with my graduating cohort; Fidget, a dance film devised in collaboration with Francesca Chilcote, and Dinner!, a piece for an audience of one performed virtually. I’m currently tending to many many more project seedlings that I hope will one day grow into something more.

America Ad Infinitum 2018 

Photo by John Hawthorne 

I am a performer, writer, educator, and collaborator who crafts experiences for the curious. My wildly physical performance style means that I throw my whole body at an artistic question to see what sticks. Often, the result are things that feel like a double-take—an out of work band roadie flying off the walls of a cabaret space or a preacher’s wife speaking in tongues about boxed lasagna. I make the mysteriousness of two otherworldly creatures seem mundane and I add the bizarre to the banality of a local diner, as seen in The Usual. In my work, I seek to draw audiences in so deeply that they begin to question their own experiences and perspectives. My work can happen in spaces large as an auditorium or as small as a closet. I even make work for audiences of just one. 


I believe in art that's a joke until you realize you’re the only one laughing. I believe too long the people in power have been humoring themselves at our expense and that it’s time for those of us who’ve been the butt of the joke to start poking fun at them. (Poop jokes are a great place to start.) For this reason, I collaborate with artists who offer up unique perspectives—people of color, people from other countries, femme folks, LGBT folks, and other marginalized individuals. By mocking our oppressors, we bring our unique perspectives to the stage. When we gather in the same room to create, we’re able to uncover new truths and experiences that are vital to our shared communities.

what do I do?

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The Usual, 2019 featuring Jacinta Yelland.

Photo by John Hawthorne