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JUDITH LEORA (playwright) began her career writing sketch, animation, television pilots and screenplays. Judith is a Founding Member and Managing Director of New York Madness. Upcoming: The Cookie Fight (production) at Bristol Valley Theatre, Showpony (reading) Lone Star Theatre. Recent: The X and the Y (Bristol Valley Theatre Reading Series) August 2015; The Cookie Fight (Last Frontier Theatre Conference), Heart-Shaped Uterus (MadLab Readings, New York Madness). Full-lengths: The Cookie Fight, Elijah (Semi-finalist, O’Neill), Gideon, The Cad (musical), Who Has Taken My Bread? The X and the Y and Heart-Shaped Uterus. Gideon was commissioned by the University of Massechusetts (Lowell) and premiered in April 2013. Recent short play projects: Artisnal Jar (brain melt consortium) Where We Ended Up (Sticky); One Minute Play Festival: Indie Theater edition (New Ohio Theatre), Weird About the Baby/NYC Icon Plays (Ego Actus Productions); Fumes (short film), directed by Michael Markham; Crying in Nigeria, Pussyfest Redux, Caplocks Theatre; The Raven (co- librettist) Emerging Actors Theatre Notes From a Page (March 2012). Numerous short plays produced in New York, including multiple plays with the ESPA Detention series, New York Madness, One Minute Play Festival, Stampede Lab, the Great Unknowns showcase, Playwrights for Pets, 15th Floor Playwrights, the Have Another Bar/Play Crawl, Above the Bridge, Street Festival and Arkham Playwrights. Co-produced Gate B23, NYC International Fringe Festival (2010). M.A. (Playwriting): Texas A&M University (Charles Gordone, Mentor) – Graduate Playwriting Award.

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The Farm Theater Awards Playwright Enid Graham With the 2024/25 College Collaboration Project Commission

The Farm Theater awards playwright Enid Graham with the 2024/25 College Collaboration Project Commission.
Dipti Bramhandkar Named The Farm Theater's 2023-24 Playwriting Fellow

Now in its tenth season of supporting emerging writers The Farm Theater has awarded their 2023/24 College Collaboration Project Commission to playwright Dipti Bramhandkar.
7th Annual Women In Theatre Festival to Return Virtually

Project Y Theatre Company commissioned 5 female playwrights to write 'Hybrid 2-Handers' as the centerpiece of this year's hybrid Women in Theatre Festival, a festival of new work written and created by women, originally conceived to be written for and performed to an in-person and streaming audience simultaneously.
Deneen Reynolds-Knott Awarded The Farm Theater's 2022/23 College Collaboration Project Commission

Now in its ninth season of supporting emerging writers The Farm Theater has awarded their 2022/23 College Collaboration Project Commission to playwright Deneen Reynolds-Knott (Antepartum at The Fire This Time Festival; Shoebox Picnic Road Side: Route One with Alabama Shakespeare Festival).
Playwright Jake Brasch Awarded 2021-22 College Collaboration Project Commission With The Farm Theater

Now in its ninth season of supporting emerging writers The Farm Theater has awarded their 2021/22 College Collaboration Project Commission to playwright Jake Brasch (Greenland at Dixon Place; Salutations, I'm Creative Dave at Alchemical Theatre Laboratory). Jake will collaborate with Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, TN. Austin Peay is participating in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project for the first time. This will be Pellissippi State's second year, following their partnership in 2018-19. 
Victory Theatre Center Premieres Judith Leora Play In Together LA Festival

LA Stage Alliance (LASA) in association with Alternative Theatre Los Angeles (ATLA) presents a?oeTogether LA: A Virtual Stage Festivala?? celebrating the vibrant and diverse intimate theatre scene of the greater Los Angeles area. The Festival will feature The Victory Theatre's production of Judith Leora's new 10-minute play You, Me & Margaret Atwood.
The Farm Theater Awards Physical Distance Commission to Amy Gijsbers van Wijk

The Farm Theater in collaboration with Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL have awarded Playwright Amy Gijsbers van Wijk their Physical Distance Commission.
The Farm Theater Will Present Livestream Of Judith Leora's THE HIERARCHY OF FISH

The Farm Theater will present a livestream performance of The Hierarchy of Fish written by Judith Leora and directed by Scott Hudson as part of The Farm's College Collaboration Project with Shenandoah University.
Pandemic Era Theatre: An Opportunity for Creativity

My name is Rachel Louis. I'm a senior in the Acting B.F.A. program at Shenandoah Conservatory (SU) in Winchester, Virginia. I live at home in Loudoun County, that dark blue one shaped like an L on the demographic below. SU is two counties west of me.  
The Victory Theatre Center Presents the West Coast Premiere Of Judith Leora's ELIJAH

The Victory Theatre Center will present the west premiere of Elijah by Judith Leora, directed by Maria Gobetti. Opening November 1 in Burbank, Elijah is a very human dramedy by the critically acclaimed writer of The Victory Theatre Center's Showpony, telling the story of a brave young woman who wants to reconcile with her past so she can free her future.
The 5th Annual New York Indie Theatre One-minute Play Festival Comes To New Ohio Theatre

The 5th ANNUAL NEW YORK INDIE THEATRE ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns to for its fifth year, in partnership with New Ohio Theatre. The 5th Annual NY Indie 1MPF runs three performances only; Sunday, June 2nd, Monday, June 3rd, and Tuesday, June 4th at 8pm. All performances are at New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street). Tickets, priced at $20, are available at newohiotheatre.org.
Writers Announced For Next NY Madness, A Collaboration With The Anthropologists

The next Madness of the season will be a collaboration with The Anthropologists and will take place on Sunday, May 26th at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).
The Farm Theater Awards Playwright Judith Leora With 2019/20 College Collaboration Project Commission

Now in its sixth season of supporting emerging female writers The Farm Theater has awarded their 2019/20 College Collaboration Project Commission to playwright Judith Leora. Ms. Leora will collaborate with Hillsborough Community College in Hillsborough, FL (fall 2019), Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, AL (winter 2020), and Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA (spring 2020). This will be Birmingham Southern College's second time participating in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project. 
Writers & Directors Announced For First Madness Of The 9th Season Of NY Madness

NY Madness starts its 9th season this month. The first Madness of the season will be a collaboration with The Playwriting Collective and will take place on Sunday, January 27 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery).
Tom Ormeny Directs World Premiere Comedy SHOWPONY By Judith Leora

The Victory Theatre Center is proud to present the World Premiere of SHOWPONY, a new comedy by Judith Leora and directed by Tom Ormeny.
NY Madness Announces Cast For PAINTING WITH LULU By Judith Leora

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade/New York Madness present the third play in their MadLab Reading Series on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 8pm: Painting with Lulu by Judith Leora at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), directed by Michele Travis.
NY Madness Announces The Fascist Playbook Madness

The theme for the May edition of New York Madness is 'The Fascist Playbook' Madness. The show will take place on Sunday, June 24th at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Cheryl Paley is co-producing the June edition of New York Madness and chose this month's theme.
NY Madness Announces 'Who Holds The Leash?' Madness With Guest Company Ego Actus

The theme for the May edition of New York Madness is 'Who Holds the Leash?' Madness. The plays will explore the idea of who has power in our culture and what they are willing to do it keep it. The show will take place on Sunday, May 27 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). The lineup will include Gina Femia (Annie and the Fat Man, We Are a Masterpiece), Michael Hagins (Hit and Match, Michael is Black), Julienne Hairston (Fire This Time Festival, Born on Freedom's Road), Bruce A! Kraemer (what do you mean, Identity Paper), Judith Leora (Showpony, Elijah), Edmond Malin (1MPF, FringeNYC), Bara Swain (Critical Care, numerous plays in Best Ten Minute Plays)) and Richard Vertere (Lady Macbeth and Her Lover, One Shot, One Kill).
NY Madness Announces Cast For BORN ON FREEDOM'S ROAD By Julienne Hairston

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade/New York Madness present the second play in their MadLab Reading Series on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 8pm: Born on Freedom's Road by Julienne Hairston (Project Y, The Fire This Time) at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery), directed by Illana Stein (A Midsummer Night's Dream/Queens Players, or what she will, FringeNYC'12/directing award).
NEW YORK MADNESS, A Co-Production With The Navigators, Comes to The Kraine Theater

The January edition of New York Madness will take place on Sunday, January 28 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). The lineup will include Matt Barbot (El Coqu Espectacular and the Bottle of Doom, Two River Theater), Jack Gilbert (Mea Culpa), C.J. Ehrlich (Zane to Gate 69, The Cupcake Conspiracy), Aleesha Nash (Lipstick/Cherry Lane), Judith Leora (Showpony, Next Stage/Capital Rep), Libby Emmons (SF Olympians), Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft/Alliance, Queen/Victory Gardens), and David Adam Gill (Providence at Roy Arias Stages),

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