other eight-year-old girls were playing with Barbie dolls and braiding hair,
Connie Drummond was writing. What started as a passion for the arts after a
small role in a school play has now catapulted her to an award-winning
playwright, producer, director and actress. As a recipient of the 2014
Benevolent Playwright Award, and as a 2015 nominee for the NAACP Image Awards
Hometown Champion recognition, Drummond’s work does more than speak for
itself—it serves as building blocks to her future.
in the words of the late Maya Angelou, life for Drummond “ain’t been no crystal
honing her craft through Evelyn Graves Drama Productions as a set designer,
costume designer and backdrop artist, Drummond’s life suddenly came to a
screeching halt. After enduring a mentally abusive marriage, she decided that
this wasn’t just the end for her marriage—it was the end of her writing career.
She didn’t pick up her pen again until five years later.
relocation, she found the peace, creativity and imagination to write again. But
this time, she let life dictate the development of her stories and productions.
She joined Creative Touch Productions, serving as a set designer, costume
director and marketing consultant. During this time, Drummond also
perfected her skills as an actress, appearing in multiple roles for various
affiliated production companies. In January of 2010, she decided to monopolize
on her gifts and talents by founding Lady C Productions. This cultural arts
entertainment company gives independent artists an opportunity to showcase and
perfect their talents in drama, song, comedy, spoken word and visual arts.
Since the inception of
Lady C Productions, Drummond has written and produced several stage plays, many
of which she has been afforded the opportunity to present across the United
States. Her stage play, NorthPhillyBillies,
highlights life for one woman growing up in North Philadelphia and received the
Peach Award. Drummond received the 2014 Benevolent Playwright Award, which is given
for promoting community activism through theater, in Nassau, Bahamas. In that
same space, she was honored to present the Renaissance Award
to veteran actress, Ella Joyce, who is best known for her role in the
TV sitcom, Roc.
As a faithful member of
Urban Playwrights United (UPU), she strives to give back to her community by
partnering with organizations such as the Wilton Civic Alliance, Big
Brother/Big Sisters of Delaware, The NAACP, Theatrical Delights Youth
Theater Group and more.
Her latest accomplishment is the opening of ArtzScape, an Award Winning Black Box Theater and Event Venue in the prestigious neighborhood of LOMA, Wilmington's creative district. Through ArtzScape Drummond has been able to offer other independent artists the opportunity to produce their work at reasonable prices. She also uplifts, empowers and mentors artists from all areas of the entertainment industry. Every morning that she wakes up, her mission is clear: Carpe'
Diem—to seize the day!