Let the memory of Connie's life be with us forever.
  • 61 years old
  • Born on December 10, 1954 .
  • Passed away on August 25, 2016 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our cherished friend and beloved colleague Connie Mahan who was taken too soon from us all. We will remember her forever.

Please join us as we celebrate Connie's life, accomplishments, and passions by sharing your stories, memories, and photos of Connie here.

Christine, Connie's sister, has asked that in lieu of flowers you make a donation to the charity of your choice in Connie's memory.  Some suggested charities that were dear to Connie are:

PlayMakers Repertory Company
Triad Stage
Duke University Chapel
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Your local PBS station


A Remembrance

Please join family and friends to honor and celebrate the remarkable life of Connie Mahan

Storytelling and memories to be shared Monday October 24 from 6:00-7:00 with food and drink to follow (doors will open at 5:30 pm)
Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art, UNC Chapel Hill
250 Country Club Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Parking available on-street and in the Cobb Deck

Inquiries to:  Justin Haslett, Managing Director, haslettj@email.unc.edu, 919-962-3198

RSVP by October 17: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X329C6G

Posted by Jan Chambers on 10th December 2017
Happy Birthday, Connie!
Posted by Jan Chambers on 25th August 2017
Thinking of you, Connie, and missing your bright spirit.
Posted by Jan Chambers on 10th December 2016
Missing you on our birthday, Connie. It's a bright, cold day and the sky is Carolina blue. Wish we could celebrate together.
Posted by Susan Smith on 23rd October 2016
Connie was a founding member of our book club 7 years ago. Her interest and enthusiasm set the tone and guaranteed great reads - frequently British - with connections to PlayMakers whenever possible. I will miss sharing her passion for words; her humor; her seemingly endless store of knowledge of the performing arts; and most of all, her generous friendship.
Posted by Kathy Perkins on 23rd October 2016
I arrived at UNC in 2012, but it was actually this past spring of 2016 that I really had a chance to interact with Connie. She was an enormous help to me with publicity on a major conference I was involved in. She was constantly providing me with information in terms of publicity for radio, tv, campus organizations, etc. to target. I wish I had met her much earlier. Even before we spent any time on my project, she was always very pleasant with a beautiful smile whenever I met her in the hallway or passing by her office.
Posted by Betsy Thaggard on 10th October 2016
Connie and I were friends back in her Dallas days. Our mutual love of film brought us together and set the stage for some pretty nifty adventures, including several days of binge-watching at Telluride and her memorable portrayal of the main character at a reading of my script-in-progress. She was so smart and quick witted, and I'm happy to hear that she found a home in the arts at PlayMakers. My sympathy to her friends and families around the world.
Posted by Tyler Ritter on 4th October 2016
When Connie was at Triad Stage, she was a client at an ad agency where I worked. We developed a quick but brief friendship. Several years later we both found ourselves working as UNC communicators and revived our friendship. We were busy and didn't spend as much time doing things together as we had planned. I kept meaning to get in touch, schedule lunch or a walk, maybe get together after work. Something about her rare combination of wit and intelligence and vibrance always left me looking forward to our next meeting. I can only imagine how many lives she touched, and how many others like me regret not spending more time with her when she was here. Connie was a beautiful soul and will be very missed.
Posted by Jan Chambers on 29th September 2016
Connie and I arrived at PlayMakers at the same time, fall of 2007. This would have been our tenth year together. She was my birthday buddy, which we only discovered 4 or 5 years ago. Born on the same day in December just a few hours apart, she in Texas and I in North Carolina. I was older but she was good about not reminding me of that. We always tried to make time to mark the day together. I will miss her loud laughing voice, always upbeat, her insightfulness about the art that we make, her quiet diligence in supporting PlayMakers in every way possible and her endless list of recommended reading from which I will continue to derive pleasure for some time to come. I think of you often, friend.
Posted by Kim Spurr on 7th September 2016
Opening nights at PlayMakers will just not be the same without Connie smiling and working the room and spreading her love of theater. I miss her terribly. She was a phenomenal colleague and a friend, who I had the pleasure of working with for the last nine years. She was professional, talented, always in tune to meeting deadlines, and truly passionate about her job. She was also fun, and funny, and I hope to live my own life in the spirit of Connie's -- treasuring every day. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Posted by Tim Scales on 4th September 2016
When I was 19 and a student in Greensboro, I had the privilege of interning for Connie at Triad Stage. That was my first introduction to the world of theater marketing, and I learned so much from that experience. When I moved back to North Carolina in 2010 Connie again gave me a job, this time as her assistant at PlayMakers, and I continued to grow professionally with her guidance. When I returned to PlayMakers in 2015, I worked closely with Connie once again. She has been a colleague and friend through much of my career, and has always been a dedicated champion and lover of the arts. Her passion and dedication will be greatly missed.
Posted by Geneva Collins on 4th September 2016
I have just made a gift to PlayMakers in Connie's memory. She loved her job, she loved the theater, and her passion for both was infectious. She was a pleasure to work with. She will be missed by so many of us.
Posted by Justin Haslett on 4th September 2016
Still so heartbroken by Connie's passing. I knew her only briefly, but she always brought out the best in me and in all of those around her. She was a vital and passionate person whose spirit will be a part of everything I do.

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