Connie Fairbank's Acting/Theater Portfolios

Commercials

Client Role Producer?
Best Western Hotels-National Golfer Mr. Big Films
Tim Bieber (Director)
Watson Motor Sports Mother New Wave Productions
Chicago Tribune Trader, Juror, Moviegoer One World Productions
M. Newman (Director)
WebStreet.com Shopper Chiat Day/TBWA
M. Pellington (Director)
Harlem Furniture Customer Adobe Productions/Yaffe Ad Agency
St. Mary's Hospital-Decatur Patient Tim's On Location Production
Butterfield’s Auctions/HGTV Principal Thea Flaum Inc. – Producer

Industrials

Client Role Producer?
McDonald's Upscale customer McDonald's In House
Columbia Univ. (online bus. program) Gloria/act.ex Cognitive Arts
Walgreens website Housewife Walgreens in-house
Discover Card (training) Upscale shopper CVC Communications
IBM CD-ROM Division Manager Cognitive Arts-John Lesanche
Audition Studio website Actress Brian McConkey/Kurt Naebig
Y-Me Breast Cancer video Counselor JMR Productions
ServiceMaster Company Housewife Folding Pictures-David Seman

Best Western Commercial

Theater

Title/Production Role Venue
Praying Small Dr. Hettienne AWT M. Colucci-Dir. World Premiere
All the Way Home Aunt Sadie Griffin Theatre - Rick Barletta - Director
House, Garden Scene Trish Victory Gardens Showcase
Chicago Seven Trial Barb Lawyer ABA/Corcoran Productions
Stepping Out Mrs. Frasier Moraine Valley-Amie Granger-Director
Without Subtitles Elizabeth Chicago Playwrights-S.Brouwers-Director-US Premiere
Child Fly Away, Level I & II Elaine-Mother Downstage Left for Stage Left-Brian Kirst, Director
From Mary to Marilyn/The Icon Show Barbara Brian Kirst-Artistic Director-Bailwick Theatre
Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, Unsinkable Molly Brown dancer in ensemble and piano accompanist

Examples

Print

Clients
Scratch That cookbook cover
Shaak Piano Method - instruction book
Parent Teacher Association - ad
National Association of Realtors-cover
Allegiance Communications-annual report
SunTrust Bank-brochure
Walgreens website
The Audition Studio – website
Ace Hardware – Sunday supplement
O’Charley’s Restaurants – annual report
Household Finance-corporate brochures
The Chicago Tribune-Sunday supplement
McDonald’s
Moraine Valley Community Theatre – PR
Today's Chicago Woman

Training

Instruction Venue Instructor Venue
Monologue Workshop and Advanced Scene Study Kurt Naebig The Audition Studio
Advanced Scene Study Matt O'Brien The Actor's Center
Cold Reading Barbara Wruck-Thometz The Audition Studio
Improvisation for the Theatrical Actor Michael Gellman Second City
Commercials I and II Rachael Patterson The Audition Studio
Dance for the Non-Dancer Pamela Sue Fox Porchlight
Basic Tap Aida East Bank Club
Vocal Instruction Jared Metzger
Piano Instruction Jamie Shaak The Audition Studio
Shelly Carlson Private Voice Lessons

Education

Emporia State University
Major: BS Business Administration
Minors: Art, Home Economics, and Piano

Special Skills

Plays classical piano, sings mezzo soprano, Teleprompter, gourmet home chef, author, gardener

A Few Extras

  • Proudest Personal Moment - marrying Kirk
  • Hidden Talent - food stylist and photographer
  • Favorite Game - Scrabble
  • Fun to do - yoga, Pilates, bicycling, travel, rock n’roll dancing
  • Favorite food - hamburgers
  • Pet peeve - Being late!

Midwest TV and Summary

 

ABC 7 – Chicago – Weekend – Kevin Roy – John Klein- Producer – Breakfast in Bed for Mother’s Day-live

ABC 7 – Chicago – Weekend – Kevin Roy – John Klein- Producer – New Year’s Eve Appetizers-live

ABC 7 – Chicago – Weekend – Kevin Roy – John Klein- Producer – Raclette for the Holidays-live

ABC 7 – Chicago – Weekend – Stacie Baca – interview for Partners in Tutoring Program with student- Yuki Spellman - Producer-live

ABC 7 – Chicago- Daytime – Linda Yu and Hosea Sanders– Spring Brunch - Vicki Giammona-Producer – live

ABC 7 –Chicago Daytime– Linda Yu and Sylvia Perez – Vicki Giammona- Producer-Grilled Pizza outside on State Street with tourists-live

ABC 7 – Chicago Weekend – Stacey Baca – Fall on a Plate – Laura Cordell – Producer -live

ABC 7 – Chicago Weekend – Methodist Temple Gospel Choir – singer- Astrid Greve- Producer- live

Live Well/Let’s Dish/ABC/Chicago – with Christopher Koetke-Host – Roasted Red Peppers, Catherine Vlahogiannis-Producer-live

Live Well/Let’s Dish/ABC/Chicago – Christopher Koetke Celery Root Three Ways- Catherine Vlahogiannis - Producer

WGN – Allison Payne – Host -Raclette– Tom Barnas – Producer-live

WGN – Allison Payne – Host – Holidays Snacks – Tom Barnas, Producer- live

WGN – Methodist Gospel Choir – singer – Tom Barnas, Producer- live

Fox - Milwaukee –Nicole Koglin – Host and Producer– Ways to Save Money in the Kitchen – weekday am – live

NBC Minneapolis/Showcase Minnesota – Corbin Seitz – Host - Raclette for cold weather meals –Jessica Fix – Producer, live

NBC St. Louis –Show Me St. Louis – Spring Brunch– Stephanie Zoller – Producer

* Kenmore Live – one hour demo on Facebook and You-Tube –Game Night – (Grilled Pizza, Dolled Up Popcorn, and Chocolate Chip Cookies) with a 7 year old and live audience- Suite Partners- Producer

Radio interviews:

WPR/Milwaukee – Ben Merens of At Issue – Eating at Home, Romance and Food, and What I’ve Learned in Middle-Age (Life, Food, Health, and Work)- from my home, 30 minute live interview and 30 minutes of call-in questions

KMOX/St. Louis- John Carney – Host –Kevin Ahern, Producer- hour interview with call ins- in studio

KCUR/Kansas City – Walt Bodine – Host – Suzanne Hogan -Producer live thirty minute interview with 30 minutes of call-ins – in studio- fall cooking and Scratch That cookbook , in studio

KCMO- Kansas City – Jasper Mirabile – Host – Rhonda Betts – Producer, cooking at home and Scratch That cookbook, and 30 minute live interview at Hen House grocery store in Kansas City, in studio and on location

Lectures / Presentations

Lecture Title Audience
Marketing to Women Columbia College – Chicago
Business Communications Emporia State University – Emporia, KS
Marketing Management Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
So You Want to Write a Book Lexington College- Chicago
Changing Cookbooks Newberry Library – Chicago
So You Want to Write a Book Agam-Hadassah- Chicago chapter
Interviewing Skills Chi Omega – DePaul University
So You Want to Write a Book International Women Association – Chicago
So You Want to Write a Book Women’s Athletic Club- Chicago
Putting It Together Central Exchange – Kansas City, Missouri
So You Want to Write a Book Central Exchange – Overland Park, KS
Spice It Up PEO – Emporia, KS Chapter
Changing Cookbooks KC Lit Fest- Kansas City, Missouri

Midwest Cooking Demonstrations

Hyde Park Produce

Marion Street Cheese Market

Whole Foods

Wines by Jennifer

Oil and Vinegar

Bloomingdales

Schwartz Bookstores

City Escape

The Cobblestone Shoppe

Tutoring Program – Methodist Temple

Paulina Market

Provenance Wine and Cheese

Dominicks,etc.