Tragic news from UNC:

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share with you the news that Connie Mahan, the Associate Director of Communications at PlayMakers Repertory Company, lost her life in an automobile accident on Thursday night (8/25). PRC was blessed to have such a passionate and talented communications professional at the helm of our marketing and public relations department for the past nine years. She was a tireless and dedicated advocate for the value and success of PlayMakers, the Department for Dramatic Arts, and for the University of North Carolina. She was also a dear friend and colleague to many at PRC as well as across the Triangle and Triad.”

The announcement continues, “Her absence will be felt in our offices for a very long time. Our hearts go out to her sister Christine, friends, family and loved ones.

“Further details on services and ways to celebrate Connie’s life and legacy will be forthcoming.”


A private memorial service will be held at Playmakers Rep in late October. There will be no formal obit.


Alas, ’twas booze, according to the N&O. The report is here. That article notwithstanding, no one at PRC has told us the memorial observation is not a private event.


PS (10/25/16): Well, despite PRC’s self-appointed communicator’s statement to the contrary, there was an obit after all, Click here to read it. And as this obit indicates, there was a public gathering in her memory, too, It’s too bad we didn’t know about these in time to act on them (no pun intended).