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Judy is an interdisciplinary writer, performer and producer.

 

Her theatrical career spans stage, film, commercials and voice-over.

 

As an actress, she will return to New Orleans in summer 2023 for Sweet Bird of Youth with The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company.

 

Her play, Gerutha and Margaret has been recognized by the Eugene O'Neill National New Play Conference and others, and received a self-produced workshop directed by Kate Hendrickson of Trap Door Theatre, hosted by Facility Theatre, all in Chicago. Also as a producer,  she conceived, co-curated and performed in EMXBODY at The Blue Parrot in Chicago, an evening of poetry, performance and visual work.

 

As a poet, she scored, produced and performed her poem Eve’s Ribs/Lilith’s Lungs at the 2023 IMPACT performance art festival, also in Chicago. The piece included original music compositions and large format paintings created by collaborative partners.

 

Judy is a founding member of Telling Humans playwright studio and Burnished Collective, a grassroots arts salon for women over 40, as well as a member of both the Dramatists Guild and Honor Roll.

 

A 2023 MFAW graduate of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, she is fortunate to count Ruth Margraff, Matthew Goulish, Lin Hixson and Nathan Hoks among her influences.

 

Once a classical musician, she sings and fiddles around on the piano, an autoharp and an accordion half her size.

And she talks to trees.

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