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Storyteller at Heart

Connie Shirakawa is a Chicago native who writes, acts, and tells stories about growing up in her parents ' rooming house on the westside. She has appeared in many Fillet of Solo Festivals with the Goodman Theatre's GeNarrations program, with Do Not Submit, the film SCUTLY with Women of the Now, Free Street Theatre's production of "Los Milagros'' and is a frequent 2ND STORY teller. 

Connie loved her work as an advertising copywriter for J. Walter Thompson, Foote, Cone & Belding, and the Leo Burnett ad agencies and as development director of the Near North Montessori School. She also worked as a photographer and columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times “CLICK” column.

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