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Charles Ludlam

 
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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Carleton Stone Jr.
  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Carleton Stone Jr.
  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Baron Khanazar von Bluebeard
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Carleton Stone Jr.
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Marguerite Gautier
  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Buck Armstrong
  [Off-Broadway]
1972
Paw Hatfield

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Artistic Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Artistic Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Director
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Artistic Director
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Artistic Director
Designer
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1975]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1974]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1974]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1974]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1972]
Director

Writing

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Conceiver
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Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1978
Carleton Stone Jr.

  [Off-Broadway]
1977
Carleton Stone Jr.

  [Off-Broadway]
1975
Baron Khanazar von Bluebeard

  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Carleton Stone Jr.

  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Marguerite Gautier

  [Off-Broadway]
1974
Buck Armstrong

  [Off-Broadway]
1972
Paw Hatfield

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 1979]
Artistic Director

Director

[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Artistic Director

[Off-Broadway, 1978]
Director

Producer

[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Artistic Director

Director

[Off-Broadway, 1977]
Artistic Director

Designer

Director

[Off-Broadway, 1975]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1974]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1974]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1974]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 1972]
Director

Writing
Bookwriter
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Conceiver
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Charles Ludlam Awards and Nominations

 
Obie Awards - 1987 - Sustained Achievement Gold Star
Charles Ludlam
 
Obie Awards - 1985 - Ensemble Performance Gold Star
Charles LudlamThe Mystery of Irma Vep
 
The Hewes Awards - 1985 - Scenic Design Gold Star
Charles LudlamThe Mystery of Irma Vep
 
Obie Awards - 1977 - Special Citations Gold Star
Charles Ludlam, Der Ring Gott Farblonjet
 
Obie Awards - 1975 - Special Citations Gold Star
Charles LudlamProfessor Bedlam's Punch and Judy Show
 
Obie Awards - 1973 - Distinguished Performances Gold Star
Charles Ludlam, Corn
 
Obie Awards - 1973 - Distinguished Performances Gold Star
Charles LudlamCamille
 
Obie Awards - 1970 - Citations Gold Star
Charles LudlamThe Ridiculous Theatrical Company

Charles Ludlam News

Miquela to Host Final Pride Performance of CIRCLE JERK Photo Miquela to Host Final Pride Performance of CIRCLE JERK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

Circle Jerk, the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize¬ģ Finalist, will welcome Miquela (TIME Magazine‚Äôs ‚Äúmost influential person on the internet‚ÄĚ) as special guest host for its final pride performance at The Connelly Theatre (220 E 4th Street).

Photos: Kaia Gerber, Brandon Flynn and More Celebrate Pride at CIRCLE JERK Photo Photos: Kaia Gerber, Brandon Flynn and More Celebrate Pride at CIRCLE JERK
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 21, 2022

Circle Jerk, the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize Finalist piece recently presented a late-night performance in honor of Pride live at The Connelly Theater, hosted by Brandon Flynn and A'ziah 'Zola' King. Additional Pride performances are Friday, June 24th at 10:30pm and Saturday, June 25th at 3pm.

Brandon Flynn, Brontez Purnell & More Announced as Special Guest Hosts for CIRCLE JER Photo Brandon Flynn, Brontez Purnell & More Announced as Special Guest Hosts for CIRCLE JERK Pride Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Circle Jerk, the critically acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize¬ģ Finalist piece has announced special guest hosts for its late-night performances in honor of Pride live at The Connelly Theater and live streamed online.

Photos: First Look at CIRCLE JERK at The Connelly Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at CIRCLE JERK at The Connelly Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022

Circle Jerk, the Pulitzer Prize Finalist opened Tuesday, June 14, at The Connelly Theatre. Special guests included Julia Fox, Jeremy O. Harris, Ayo Edibiri, Larry Owens and more. Every performance of Circle Jerk is available both in person and live streamed simultaneously. Check out new photos of the production!

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP: A PENNY DREADFUL Comes to Island City Stage Photo THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP: A PENNY DREADFUL Comes to Island City Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2022

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Egyptian Princess all set the stage for laughs in Island City Stage's newest production of ‚ÄúThe Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful‚ÄĚ by Charles Ludlam, running through July 10.

SIX Creators Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss to Host Special Pride Performance of CIRCLE JERK Photo SIX Creators Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss to Host Special Pride Performance of CIRCLE JERK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

The Tony Award nominated and Olivier Award winning writers of the internationally acclaimed, Six, will host a special, late-night performance of Circle Jerk on June 11 at 10:30pm, in honor of Pride month.

The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022 Photo The Wilma Theater to Honor Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka at FÊTE 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022

The Wilma Theater announced today that Fête 2022 will honor retiring Co-Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, who recently departed the company after 40 years in the position. Fête 2022 will be held on Monday June 13, 2022.

Pulitzer Prize Finalist CIRCLE JERK Announces Special Pride Performances Photo Pulitzer Prize Finalist CIRCLE JERK Announces Special Pride Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2022

Circle Jerk, the Pulitzer Prize Finalist piece, will host special, late-night performances in honor of pride month this June at The Connelly Theater and online. These wild and unhinged performances will begin on June 11.

Island City Stage Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP: A PENNY DREADFUL in June Photo Island City Stage Presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP: A PENNY DREADFUL in June
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

Vampire attacks, werewolf sightings, and the resurrection of an Egyptian Princess all make an appearance in Island City Stage's newest production of ‚ÄúThe Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful‚ÄĚ by Charles Ludlam, running June 9 ‚Äď July 10.

World Premieres of SCHOOL PICTURES and ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 & More Announced for The W Photo World Premieres of SCHOOL PICTURES and ETERNAL LIFE PART 1 & More Announced for The Wilma Theater 22/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

The Wilma Theater has announced the complete 2022/23 Season. Subscription packages for the 22/23 Season are on sale now.

Charles Ludlam Videos

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at TEVYE SERVED RAW at the Playroom Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at TEVYE SERVED RAW at the Playroom Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2018

A brand new video offering a sneak peek into the upcoming New York premiere of Tevye Served Raw made its debut today on YouTube. Watch it below!

BWW TV: Prince Trevor Amongst the Elephants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2008

CROSS-EYED BEAR PRODUCTIONS is pleased to announce the world premiere production of PRINCE TREVOR AMONGST THE ELEPHANTS, directed by Duncan Pflaster. PRINCE TREVOR AMONGST THE ELEPHANTS will play a limited engagement as part of the Midtown International Theater Festival at the June Havoc Theater (312 West 36th Street). Performances begin Wednesday, July 16th.


Charles Ludlam Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Charles Ludlam written?
Charles Ludlam has written 12 shows including Hot Ice (Playwright), Stage Blood (Playwright), The Ventriloquist's Wife (Conceiver), The Enchanted Pig (Playwright), Big Hotel (Playwright), Der Ring Gott Farblonjet (Bookwriter), Camille (Playwright), Bluebeard (Playwright), How to Write a Play (Playwright), Corn (Bookwriter), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Playwright), The Artificial Jungle (Playwright).

What awards has Charles Ludlam been nominated for?
Sustained Achievement (Obie Awards) , Ensemble Performance (Obie Awards) for The Mystery of Irma Vep , Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Mystery of Irma Vep , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Der Ring Gott Farblonjet , Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Professor Bedlam's Punch and Judy Show , Distinguished Performances (Obie Awards) for Corn Distinguished Performances (Obie Awards) for Camille and Citations (Obie Awards) for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company .

What awards has Charles Ludlam won?
Sustained Achievement (Obie Awards), Ensemble Performance (Obie Awards) for The Mystery of Irma Vep, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Mystery of Irma Vep, Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Der Ring Gott Farblonjet, Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Professor Bedlam's Punch and Judy Show, Distinguished Performances (Obie Awards) for Corn Distinguished Performances (Obie Awards) for Camilleand Citations (Obie Awards) for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company.