Judd Lear Silverman

Playwright/Director/Teacher

Voiceover & Graphic Artist

Plays, Books, & Projects

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CHANGE OF

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FEATHERS

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THE LAST HOLDOUT and

VIOLATING UNCLE PIGGY

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DECORUM and

ON A WING AND A PRAYER

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SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

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HANDIWORK

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CHOCOLATE

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FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

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ABERRATION and

A VIEW TO THE FUTURE

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TRESSEME MUCHO

ArtAge Publications

A popular source of publication and licensing for artists over 50 nationwide, featuring my plays

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Bio

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JUDD LEAR SILVERMAN (playwright) is a Berrilla Kerr Foundation grant recipient and has been published by ArtAge, Samuel French, the Journal of the Pirandello Society of America, Fresh Words: Hello Godot!, and most recently in Applause Theatre Books’ Best American Short Plays 2018-2019 and the Arts Centers of Bonita Springs’ Stage It! 6, among others.  His plays can also be found on the New Play Exchange (NPX). Recent presentations of his work have been seen at the KNOW Theatre in Binghamton, NY (THE SPOT, voted Edward Allan Baker Award for Best Play), ABERRATION by Stage It! 6 in Florida, and RELEASING THE SKELETONS by Pittsburgh New Works Festival.  Other recent presentations in NYC were produced by Village Playwrights, Articulate Theatre Company, Plays and Pizza, PlayGround Experience, and Brooklyn’s Gallery Players (SONGS OFFERED FROM THE HEART); his recent regional credits include KY’s Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, and the 2020 Mid-America Theatre Conference in Chicago.  During the pandemic, his work was frequently seen on Zoom via the Rising Sun Performance Company in NYC, Bay City Players in MI, and Phoenix Tears Productions in FL, and Jakespeare VTC.   As a Playwright-in Residence with the Rising Sun Performance Company, he has scripted the short streaming videos SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, GIVE US THIS DAY, and ON A WING AND A PRAYER, as well as the live-streaming THE CREATION for their Hallowstream Festival.  RSPC also recently sponsored a two-week lab of his play PROUD, which is in their Pipeline Plays Series, and his REPORT BACK TO SPACE was presented as part of their Theater for Young Audiences Summer 2021 NYC Parks Tour. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and teaches English and Playwriting at Pace University.   Visit him at his website, which is www.juddlearsilverman.com.  All rights inquiries should be sent to juddls@sprynet.com.

To find more about my plays, visit my page on the New Play Exchange (NPX) by clicking here.

 
 

Recent Production

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From REPORT BACK TO SPACE

with Rachel Shardt & Luis Feliciano

Directed by Chelsey Smith

Costumes by Catherine Fisher

Stage Management:  Madeleine Blossom, Fatemata Krubally

RISING SUN PERFORMANCE COMPANY

2021 TYA NYC PARKS TOUR & GOVERNORS ISLAND

An alien comes to check out life on our planet and gets an earful from an interesting source!

KNOW Theatre, Binghamton, NY

18th Annual Playwrights & Artists Festival

Nov. 19-23 and Nov. 26-28
Original plays based on three artworks,

featuring music specially composed by Max Schultz and Tom Rasley.

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THE SPOT’ BY JUDD LEAR SILVERMAN

Winner, Edward Allen Baker Award, Best Play

 

$15 per night or $30 for a three-show weekend

SINGLE SHOW TICKET

THREE SHOW TICKET

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Upcoming Events (2021)

PROUD, Rising Sun Performance Company, NYC, production, February 2023

Recent Events (2019-2022)

TRESSEME MUCHO, published by Fresh Words Magazine in Volume Two of HELLO, GODOT!, July 2022

THE SPOT, Crafton Hills New Works 2023, Crafton Hills College, Yucaipa, CA June-July 2022

RELEASING THE SKELETONS, Pittsburgh New Works Festival, May 2022 (via Zoom)

ABERRATION, StageIt! 6 Festival, Bonita Springs Arts Center, April 2022 (also published)

A VIEW TO THE FUTURE, StageIt! 6 Festival, Bonita Springs Arts Center, April 2022 (published)

THE SPOT, KNOW Theatre's 18th Playwrights & Artists Fest, Binghamton, NY, Nov. 2021 (Edward Allan Baker Play Award)

REPORT BACK TO SPACE, Rising Sun Performance Company, NYC Parks & Governors Island, Summer 2021

ABERRATION, JakespeareVTC "Summer Shorts," Massachusetts, August 2021

​CHOCOLATE, published in Best American Short Plays 2018-19, June 2021​

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION, StageIt! 5 Festival, Bonita Springs Arts Center, May 2021 (also published)

SPRING CLEANING FOR MRS. J  by Orlando F. Rodriguez, acting, Rising Sun Performance Co. RITES OF SPRING, March 13-14th

RECONNAISSANCE, Phoenix Tears Productions 10-Minute Tuesdays"Femmes & Flowers", Orlando, FL , March 2, 2021

THE CREATION, part of HallowStream, Rising Sun Performance Company, NYC, October 30, 2020

ON A WING & A PRAYER, Rising Sun Performance Company, NYC, August 2020 (online)

VIOLATING UNCLE PIGGY, Bay City Players, Bay City, Michigan, August 2020 (online)

​AFTER THE FLOOD, Bay City Players community theatre in Bay City, Michigan, July 2020 (online)​

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, Social Distancing Short Play Festival, Bonita Arts Center, FL (via Facebook)

GIVE US THIS DAY . . . , Rising Sun Perforance Company (OMSG group), June 2020 via Zoom

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED,Rising Sun Perforance Company (OMSG group), June 2020 via Zoom

PROUD - dramaturgy session, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Chicago, March 2020

SONGS OFFERED FROM THE HEART, 2020 Black Box Festival, Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY, Jan. 2020

VENDING MACHINE BLUES, Bemidji State University, MN, December 2019

YOUR TURN, KNOW Theatre, Binghamton, NY, 16th Annual Playwrights & Artists Festival,AUDIENCE FAVOIRTE AWARD, Nov/Dec 21019

A SHOT AT THE BIG TIME, part of Eight Wasn't Enough at Actors Studio, Newburyport.MA, Nov. 2020

​GLUTTONY, PlayGround Experiment Faces of America Monologue Festival, NYC, Nov.18

THE HORROR, Queer Scare VI, Village Players, NYC, Oct. 31,2019

IN THE WONDROUS WOODS, production, Bonita Arts Center, Bonita Springs, FL, Sept 13 & 14,  2019

ON A WING AND A PRAYER, reading, Hilltop Players, New London, NH, Sept 2019

CHOCOLATE, production Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, Owensboro, KY, July 2019

PROUD, public reading, Permafrost Theatre Collective, NYC, May 2019

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, Staged Reading, Plays and Pizza, NYC, May 2019

A VIEW TO THE FUTURE, public reading, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO, May 2019

CONSEQUENCES, production, Articulate Theatre Company, THE ART OF PROTEST, NYC, April 2019

HANDIWORK, production, Between Us Productions, NYC, April 2019

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, Production & Publication, StageIt! Festival, Bonita Arts Center, Bonita Springs, FL, April 2019

​SATISFACTION GUARANTEED,Staged Reading, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland, OH March 2019

 
 
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VOICEOVER DEMO REEL

Here's my voice over reel.  Available for commercial work, books on tape, film voice-over narrative, message machines, you name it!

Judd Voiceover Demo

Please feel free to shoot me an email at juddls@sprynet.com if you think my sound would work for your project.

 
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Contact

For any media inquiries, please contact Judd at:

Tel: 718-857-0398 | 917-912-4243   juddls@sprynet.com

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