Conny studied for a teacher’s profession at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich and then took a M.Litt. at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK.
She received a PhD from the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald. Her research focuses on Elizabethan and Jacobean reception of Machiavelli’s works, in particular drama and pamphlets.
She has published theatre reviews and many articles on Early Modern drama. Her most recent book Nicholas Breton and the English Self was published by Peter Lang December 2013.
Conny has directed several plays, given drama workshops for universities and grammar schools in Germany, UK and USA. Since 2009 she has been conducting Shakespeare excursions to London, engaging people from all over the world with Shakespeare. Her most recent theatre works include As You Like It (2016), Twelfth Night and Richard III (2017), and Macbeth and Hamlet (2018), Romeo & Juliet (2019), The Tempest (2020) and Much Ado About Nothing (2021).
She founded the ESM Players in 2015 — a dedicated youth theatre company with international students.
She is also a member of the Renaissance Drama Research Group, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford upon Avon. In another life, she was on a Fulbright grant, teaching German at Pacific University, Oregon, USA.