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Jude Treder-Wolff's Solo Show FASTER Comes To Playhouse 46

The play runs Saturday, July 6 at 4:30pm and Sunday, July 7 at 3pm.

By: Jun. 21, 2024
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Real life licensed therapist, storyteller, and improviser Jude Treder-Wolff will return to New York City with her hit solo show FASTER. The limited Off-Broadway engagement plays at Playhouse 46 and is part of the Turn the Lights On! Festival. The play which had its World Premiere at The NYC Fringe Festival in the Spring, runs Saturday, July 6 at 4:30pm and Sunday, July 7 at 3pm. FASTER tackles the world speeding up and the mental ramifications it has on us. Longtime collaborator Suzanne Bachner directs.

All About Solo called the show, "A witty and introspective take on the world's hypersonic pace of change and its impact on mental health and relationships...Faster urges us to embrace change with empathy and resilience. Her (Treder-Wolff's) multifaceted skills as an improviser, storyteller, and singer/songwriter enrich the performance, creating an engaging experience...Treder-Wolff's blend of therapeutic insight and comedic storytelling makes this show truly unique."

The pace of change is messing with our heads, and to psychotherapist, improviser and storyteller Jude Treder-Wolff, comedy is part of the cure. Through true stories about trying to understand her partner's opposite approach to change, she frames a narrative about the impact of constant uncertainty as the pace of change picks up speed and transforms the world faster - and more often - than our brains are built to process. Weaving the personal with the universal, FASTER is about how the pace of change impacts mental health and what love has to do with expanding into a future that will definitely be improvised.

FASTER plays at Playhouse 46 (308 W 46th St, corner of 8th ave. New York, NY 10036). Performance dates are Saturday, July 6 at 4:30pm and Sunday, July 7 at 3pm. Running time: 70 minutes. Tickets are $32.03.

In addition to the performances at Playhouse 46, Jude will also be performing parts of FASTER at The Ladies of Laughter "Her Time" National Competition hosted by Peggy Boyce and Chris Roach. Performances take place at Governor's Comedy Club (90 Division Avenue, Levittown, NY) on Thursday, August 1 at 8pm. Tickets are $28.52.

Jude shared what inspired her to write FASTER, "I've been fascinated by the accelerating pace of change for the past 20 years, mainly because of technology turning us all into James Bond with handheld computers in our pockets that are more powerful than the ones NASA used to send astronauts to the moon".

"I became kind of obsessed about it when Facebook became this gigantic, cyber small town where I was running into people I had forgotten about from my past and would otherwise never have seen or heard from again, meeting people I would otherwise never have access to, and every move people made in their lives broadcast to the whole world. As a therapist my whole job is to help people understand how they deal with and think about change. Too much change without time to adjust makes people feel a chronic sense of low-key grief and loss, mainly a loss of control. I want to explore this topic because it is impacting mental health and comedy can help."

BIOGRAPHIES

Jude Treder-Wolff (writer/performer) is a creative arts therapist, social worker, storyteller, improviser and singer/songwriter. She has been featured on The Story Collider Best Of 2021" RISK! Generation Women, PBS Stories From The Stage, Mortified, Story District in Washington, DC, All Star winner at Ex Fabula in Milwaukee, WI among many others. She is host/creator of (mostly) TRUE THINGS, the first Long Island-based storytelling show, which has grown to be a hit monthly event in Port Jefferson, NY. As a cabaret artist she performed solo shows at NYC clubs and theaters and since 2012 writes and performs true solo storytelling shows with music that have been performed around the country, including the San Francisco and Chicago Fringe Festivals, The Whitefire Solo Theatre Festival in Sherman Oak, CA, The Examined Life Conference in Iowa City, Stony Brook University, and health care conferences around the country. As an improviser she was on the Magnet Theater house team AURA from 2022-2023. www.judetrederwolff.com

Suzanne Bachner (director) is an award-winning playwright, director and native New Yorker. Her two-hander play Conversations with My Divorce Attorney had its Festival Premiere at The NYC Fringe Festival in the Spring. Her trio of long-running NYC hit plays includes CIRCLE, which ran for five months Off Broadway and was called "ingenious" by The New York Times. She created the cult hits: Icons & Outcasts, which transferred to The Duplex for a six-month run, and BITE, the choose-your-own-adventure comedy with 968 unique scripted permutations which had a five-month NYC run and international tour. Her acclaimed solo show, The Good Adoptee, which won the Best Autobiographical Script Award at the United Solo Theatre Festival, has toured to the London International Fringe Festival and across the U.S. Broadway World called her work "the future of theatre." www.SuzanneBachner.com

Lifestage, Inc is a training and consulting company specializing in arts-based workshops, classes, and events for personal and professional development, and producer of storytelling and improv shows. www.lifestage.me




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