CRAZYTOWN: MY FIRST PSYCHOPATH Returns to NYC at The Triad, 5/18

CRAZYTOWN: MY FIRST PSYCHOPATH Returns to NYC at The Triad, 5/18

CrAzYToWn: my first psychopath, is creative arts therapist Jude Treder-Wolff's comic take - and true story - about a shocking encounter with a deceptive, dangerous person - the nicest guy you never want to meet. It is an insanely funny look at how working in psychiatry right about the time of savage funding cuts helps an over-eager therapist get over herself...when nothing else seemed to be working. 55% funnier than any other show with "psychopath" in the title - according to research studies we just made up.

CrAzYToWn: my first psychopath has been performed in New York at The Peoples Improv Theater, Actors Theater Workshop and The Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, and The Conservatory NJ in Trenton, NJ. CrAzYToWn: my first psychopath has been performed at numerous festivals including the 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival (NYC), 2012 Chicago Fringe Festival and the 2012 San Francisco Fringe Festival.

Performance takes place at The Triad, 158 West 72nd Street (Between Broadway & Columbus Avenue) on the 2nd Floor. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/616499 - Tickets $12, 2-drink minimum. More info can be found at www.judetreder-wolff.com.

JudeTreder-Wolff (playwright/performer) began solo performing in cabaret clubs in 1998, where she combined standards with original stand-up material in solo cabaret/stand-up shows at a wide range of venues in New York City including The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Danny's Skylight Room, Rose's Turn, The Duplex, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, The New York Comedy Club, Vail-Leavitt Theater and the Ward Melville Education & Culture Center on Long Island. She raised $10,000 for Habitat for Humanity in 1 hour with a performance of Getting Over Myself...Because Nothing Else Seems To Be Working, and raised thousands of dollars through benefit performances of Anything Can Happen for not-for-profit organizations, including Time For Teens on Long Island, Oxfam America - with performances in New York and Wisconsin - the Southwest Community Center in Houston, Texas, and Creativity For Peace in Santa Fe, NM. Regional credits include Ovations in Houston, TX, Art Space in Santa Fe, NM and Bucketworks in Milwaukee WI. Jude was recently featured on Kevin Allison's Risk Podcast.

Jude's book Possible Futures: Creative Thinking For The Speed of Life was published in 2008 and she continues to present trainings about the book's themes of creative development as a response to the ways technology accelerates the pace of change in society, Emotional Intelligence, and improvisation for personal and professional development. Her work has been published in The International Journal of Arts and Psychotherapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Recovery Press, and the Psychodrama Network News, and she was interviewed for articles about creativity, improvisation, and applications of the arts for healing and growth by the LA Times, Orlando Sentinel, New York Newsday, Woman's Day, and The Three Village Times.

Wells Hanley (musical direction) is a free-lance musician with a Bachelor of Music in classical piano from James Madison University and a Master of Music in jazz piano from The Manhattan School of Music. He has studied jazz piano with Bob Hallahan, Garry Dial, and Fred Hersch, and classical piano with Sophia Rosoff. He teaches jazz piano in the Charlottesville, VA area and in New York, and until the fall of 2012 taught at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Wells also served on the faculty at The New School University in NYC and at James Madison University in VA as well. Hanley has performed at the Spoleto Music Festival in Italy, The North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands and The Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

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