Jude Treder-Wolff's CRAZYTOWN Comes to The Pit Tonight
Jude Treder-Wolff, a creative arts psychotherapist and writer/performer brings her solo storytelling show Crazytown: my first psychopath to The Pit-The Peoples Improv, 123 W. 24th St, New York, NY tonight, November 3 at 8 pm. Tickets are $5.
Crazytown was selected for the 2013 Midtown InterNational Theatre Festival, the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals, had 2 successful runs at Actors Theatre Workshop in NY, and has been featured at events around the country, including the 2012 Examined Life Conference: Writing, Humanities and The Art of Medicine at the Carver College of Medicine- University of Iowa, The Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University and The Conservatory NJ.
Crazytown: my first psychopath is a comic take on real-life therapist Jude Treder-Wolff's true story about an encounter with the nicest guy you never want to meet. This performance features new material and songs co-written with musical director Wells Hanley.
"A hybrid of stand-up comedy routine and cabaret act, Crazytown tells the (allegedly) true story of how Treder-Wolff achieved her own psychological breakthrough as a result of working with wackos," writes reviewer Regina Robbins on Theatre Is Easy. "Between her patients' delusions and her own, Treder-Wolff has a lot of voices to blend together in Crazytown. She does so with good humor and a minimum of fuss. It's a pleasure to spend time with a talented actress and singer who has seen some scary stuff, yet emerged with her sense of humor intact and ready to sing." Electronic Link-Off-Broadway says "Crazytown provides instant relief from the blues."
Jude Treder-Wolff has been writing and performing solo storytelling-style shows with songs since 1998. Her shows have been featured at Danny's Skylight Room, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Broadway Comedy Club and The Duplex in New York City, The Vail-Leavitt Theater in Riverhead NY, The Ward Melville Education and Culture Center in Stonybrook NY, Ovations Cabaret Club in Houston, TX, ArtSpace in Santa Fe, NM, and Bucketworks in Milwaukee. In 1993 she wrote the book and lyrics for a play with music based on the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which was supported by a grant from the New York State Council on The Arts and raised thousands of dollars for local chapters of The NAMES Project. Her have raised funds and consciousness for organizations doing humanitarian work, specifically Creativity For Peace in Santa Fe, NM, The Community Development Center in Houston, TX, Habitat For Humanity, and Oxfam.
For more information, visit www.judetreder-wolff.com.