POET + PLAYWRIGHT
Judith's one-act plays have entertained audiences across the United States. Her full-length plays for adult audiences include three musicals, where Judith wrote the book and lyrics and collaborated with composers of original music. In addition, Judith has written the book and lyrics for three childrens' musicals, performed by children for children, again collaborating with composers of orginal music.
Information on each of Judith's plays is available here, as well as information on some works in progress. For more information, including with respect to production rights, contact us.
Judith's poetry has been published in a number of poetry and non-poetry magazines, as well as having been heard on National Public Radio. Judith has four books of poetry, three of which are still in print and can be ordered from this Web site. Selections from each book can be found here.
Judith has three workbooks available to teachers using drama to reinforce subject matter learning. The first, California History Plays for Young People, is designed for use in fourth-grade classrooms. In loose-leaf form, the workbook is designed to permit copying by teachers for classroom use.
Why is Theatre in the United States Losing its Audience?
Talk to anyone who works in theatre in the US—Equity or community or academic; regional or in New York City—and they can tell you about their aging audiences and their unsuccessful efforts to attract younger ones. They’ll groan about the constant fundraising. They’ll tell you of struggles to pay for the new light board, the new sprinkler system. And about the cost of royalties for those “must have” plays,
About twenty years ago, I joined a Bay Area organization called The Institute for Historical Study because I was writing my first history play for adults, A SHIRTWAIST TALE, about a garment strike in Lower East Side NYC in 1909. (see above) I had written several fourth grade history plays, and in fact had compiled a teachers’ workbook, CALIFORNIA HISTORY PLAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, that was selling well. I hoped to absorb clues from a group of history-o-philes for how to include the right information,