J U D D   L E A R   S I L V E R M A N

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WRITING

FULL-LENGTH PLAYS:

AFTER TENNESSEE: THE UNSEEN CHARACTERS OF TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

                    staged reading, Las Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AK, June 2011

ALL COME RUNNING HOME

                    concert reading, Triangle Theater, November 2000

BINDINGS

                    production, Calico Productions, Courtyard Playhouse, NYC, Fall 1993

                    finalist, Wabash College National Playwriting Contest, Crawfordsville, IN

CREON’S CRISIS

                    semifinalist, Reverie Productions, NYC, Spring 2004

GAUGUIN AND THE SAVAGES

                    production, Provincetown Rep/NY, Oct-Nov 1994, NYC

                    staged reading, Theater Factory Fall Reading Series, 1989, NYC

HEART

                    production, ACT, Anchorage, AK, January 2010; (encore, LFTC, May 2010)

staged reading, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AK, June 2009

staged reading, Dayton Playhouse FutureFest 2005, Dayton, OH July 2005

staged reading, Caldwell Theatre Company, FL December 2004

finalist, (staged reading) Stage 3 Theater Festival of New Plays 2002, Sonora, CA Sept 2002

staged reading, Ensemble Studio Theater, NY, July 1998

                    staged reading, Interact Theater, Los Angeles, May 1998

                    staged reading, 78th Street Theater Lab "Bagels and Plays" Series, June 1996

                    staged reading, Theater Factory "Summer in the City" series, July 1991

JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED

                    readings, Charles Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop, NYC. 2012-2015

LEAVING CHARLESTON

                    readings, Charles Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop, NYC Oct 2015, 2016

PERSONAL AFFAIRS (SETTLING ACCOUNTS & CORRECT ADDRESS double bill)

                    production, International Edinburgh Festival Fringe - August 1994

                    production, Etc. Theatre, London, September 1994

                    production, Actors Attic, Hotel Macklowe, NYC - July 1994

PROUD

                    public reading, Permafrost Theatre Collective, NYC, May 2019

reading, Charles Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop, NYC, Oct 2018

SUPERHERO BLUES

                    production, Gallery Players, NYC, June 2012

staged reading, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AK, May 2010

THE RESURRECTION OF DAVID

                    reading, CAST Theater, Los Angeles

TODAY'S SPECIAL

                    production, CAST Theatre, Los Angeles - Nov - Dec 1988

                    production, Theater West, Los Angeles - April/May 1987

 

ONE-ACTS & SHORT PIECES:

A LITTLE RED PILL

                    production, Theatre Southwest, Festival of Originals, Houston, TX Summer 2005

production, Samuel French One Act Festival, NYC, July 2005

                    staged reading, Barefoot Theater Productions, Producers Club, NYC, Fall 2001

A LOOSE INTERPRETATION

                    production, DTX for American Theatre Nexus, BRIC Studio, May 2003

                    production, Art Under the Bridge Festival, Dumbo Theater Exchange, October 2000

A PROMISE

                    public reading, The Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC, November 2005

A REASON FOR ALL THINGS

production, “Act Three: One Act – Long Island City One Act Festival 2008,” NYC Winter 2008

reading, Gallery Players, Brooklyn NYC, February 2005

A SHOT AT THE BIG TIME

                    reading, The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA, June 2019

production, West Coast Players, Clearwater, FL, July 2015

                    production, Carrollwood Players, Tampa, FL, June 2015

production, Gallery Players, NYC, June 2015

A TEMPORARY LAPSE

                    production, Gallery Players, NYC, June 2007

A TRAGIC TAIL (inspired by Poe)

                    production, Connecticut Heritage Productions, Middletown, CT, Fall 2001

                    staged reading, Ensemble Studio Theater Winterfest, LA, March 2000

A VIEW TO THE FUTURE

                    public reading, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO, May 2019

ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME

                    production, Queens Players, Long Island City, NY (Summer 2008)

public reading, FURRY, FEATHERED & FISH TALES – Benefit for Animal Care & Control of New York City, Feb 2005

                    production, Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NYC, June 2004

ALONG CAME A SPIDER

                    production, Explora Theater Short Science Play Festival, Albuquerque, NM, November 2014

production, Georgia Military College, Fall, 2011

production, Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY, June 2011

ANCESTORS OF TELEMARKETING

                    staged reading, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AK June 2009

ANXIETY & GRANDMA

                    production, Paw Paw Village Players, MI, February 2009

production, Gallery Players 8th Annual Black Box Festival, June 2005

reading, Gallery Players, Brooklyn NYC, October 2004

BEST LAID PLANS

                    winner, Pirandello Society of America, March 2016

CAPTURED MOMENT

                    Itinerant Theatre’s 2018 New Plays – “Making a Difference,” Louisiana, June 2018

CHANGE OF VENUE

production, Lion’s Paw Theatre Co, St. Louis, MO, May 2019

production, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI, January 2019

production, Theatre at Hollywood and Vine, Plymouth, MA January 2018

published, Best American Short Plays 2011-2012, Applause Books, 2013

radio broadcast, Spokane Radio Theatre, WA, January 2014

                    production, Full Circle Theatre Company, March 2012

public reading, Last Frontier Theatre Conference Fringe, June 2011

CHOCOLATE

                    production Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, July 2019

CLOSET CASE

staged reading, Best of Play-Makers HIT & RUN Festival, Spokane, WA, October 2017

radio broadcast, Spokane Radio Theatre, WA, January 2012

production, UnitingNC, community outreach program, Raleigh, NC, Fall 2011

production, Last Frontier Theatre Conference, Valdez, AJ, June 2011

production, Curan Rep, NYC, May, 2011

production (radio), Spokane Radio Theater, WA, April 2015 (new production)

production (radio), Spokane Radio Theater, WA, January 2012

staged reading, Sage Players, Spokane, WA, June 2011

staged reading, Play-Makers HIT & RUN , Spokane, WA, October 2010

production, 10 By 10 Festival, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC, July 2010

reading, Last Frontier Theatre Conference Fringe, May, 2010

CONQUERING THE FEAR

                    production, Queens Players, Long Island City, NY (Summer 2008)

public reading, Herring Run ArtsFest 2005, Middleboro, MA Oct 2005

CORRECT ADDRESS

production, Royal Canadian Theatre, Langley, BC, Spring 2018

concert reading, Playwrights for Pets Benefit for Animal Care & Control of New York City, Feb 2005

                    production, Actors Alliance of San Diego, June 2005

                    winner, Samuel French 17th Annual Off-Off-B'way Play Festival

                    production, Theater Geo, Los Angeles - Sept-Oct 1994

                    production, Hudson Theater Artist Guild, NYC - August 1992

                    production, Theater Factory, NYC - June 1992

                    production, Love Creek Productions, Westbeth Theater Center, NYC - April 1991

                    numerous regional productions since 1992

CONSEQUENCES

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

CRACKERS

Production, Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY, June 2014

public reading, TheatreOne Productions, Middleboro, MA, June 2012

public reading, Blue Roses Productions, NYC, May 2012

DEATH BY MISADVENTURE

                    production (radio), Spokane Radio Theater, WA, January 2015

production (radio), Spokane Radio Theater, WA, November 2012

staged reading, Last Frontier Theatre Conference Fringe, Valdez, AK 2009

production, Brooklyn Lyceum, July 2003

production, Pace University, May 2001

production, Barefoot Theater Productions, DTX, December 2000

production, Neighborhood Playhouse, May 2000

DECORUM

                    Staged, Bonita Arts Center, June 2018

Published, StageIt! Festival, Bonita Arts Center, April 2018

ELENA

                    public reading, Playwrights for Pets, NYC, January 2006

public reading, The Turnip Theater, NYC - Fall 1997

FAMILY BUSINESS

                    commission, American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), January 2001

FEATHERS

                    production, WAKE-UP CALLS, Du-Al Productions, St. Paul, MN, Nov 2018

published, BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS 2015-2016, Applause Books, 2016

public reading, The Puzzle Play Festival, Marble Collegiate Church, NYC, June 2015

                    production, Gallery Players, May 2015

                    public reading, Piney Fork Press Theatre, July 2014

FINAL FRONTIER

                    production, Mind the Gap, Chicao, IL, January 2010

                    production, Two Chairs Theater Company, Grand Junction, CO, May 2009

                    staged reading, Playwrights for Pets, NYC, Fall 2007

FOREVER YOURS

                    production, Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY 2017

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

                    production, LowellArts!, Lowell, MI, Oct 2015

public reading, Magnolia Arts Center, Greenville, NC, July 2014

public reading, Atlantic Stages, Myrtle Beach, SC, May 2014

production, Rough Magic Shakespeare Company, AR October 2012 (Honorable Mention Natl Competition)(postponed)

FRACTURED TALES: adaptations of NAME OF THE TREE, ROMEO & JULIET REDUX, and ANDROCLES & THE LION

                    production, PA56, The Calhoun School, Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center, NYC, May 2005

FURRY, FEATHERED & FISH TALES – Benefit for Animal Care & Control of New York City, Feb 2005

                    included ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME, A ROYAL BITCH, FISH STORY, RESTLESS BIRDS & CONQUERING THE FEAR

GALLERY AFTERNOON

                    production, 11:11 Theatre Company, Boston, May 2009

                    public reading, Playwrights for Pets, NYC, May 2006

HANDIWORK

                    production, Between Us Productions, NYC, April 2019

IN THE WONDROUS WOODS

                    production, Bonita Arts Center, Fall 2019

LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS

                    production, Ampersand 2.0, Theater of St. Martin, Houston, TX, April 2017

public reading, Atlantic Stage, Myrtle Beach, SC – April 2013

public reading, Theater One Productions, Middleboro, MA – March 2013

LOTTO FEVER

                    production, ACTS Factory Players, Collinsville, CT, May 2007

production, Samuel French One Act Festival, NYC, July 2005

                    reading, LADIES’ NIGHT, benefit for Animal Have, May 2005

production, Expanded Arts, NYC, July 2000

                    production, 12 Miles West, Montclair, NJ, January 2000

                    production, Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC, May 1998

MACBETH AND OTHER MUMBO JUMBO

                    production, PA56, The Calhoun School, Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center, NYC, May 2006

MOTHER LIKED YOU BEST

                    production, Santa Monica Theatre Short Play Evening, CA, May 2017

NEVER WEAR A DEAD MAN’S SHOES

radio podcast, Onstage/Offstage (George Sapio, host), December 2015 (iTunes)

staged reading, Playwrights for Pets, NYC, March 2007

publication, ArtAge Publications, June 2004

film version, shot February 2002, New York, NY – Stonehenge Productions

production, Connecticut Heritage Productions, Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT

production, Turnip Festival Theatre, February 2000 (winner, Best Play & Audience Favorite)

staged reading, Ensemble Studio Theater Winterfest, Los Angeles, March 2000

public reading, Pace University, December 1999

OLD BUSINESS

                    staged reading, Ensemble Studio Theater Winterfest, LA, March 2000

                    production, Samuel French 20th Annual Off-off B'way Festival, Harold Clurman Theatre,  May 1995

                    production, Love Creek Productions, Samuel Beckett Theatre, NYC - March 1995

                    production, Polaris North, NYC - June 1993

ON A WING & A PRAYER

                    Published, StageIt! Festival, Bonita Arts Center, April 2018

finalist, Stray Kats Theatre, “Still Crazy After All These Years” Festival

reading, Pier One Theatre on the Spit in Homer, AK, August 2017

OTHER SIDE OF THE NEWS, a comedic news revue

                    production, PA56, The Calhoun School, Mary Lea Johnson Performing Arts Center, NYC, December 2005

POINT OF DEPARTURE

                    public reading (revised version), Blue Roses Productions (Infusion Series), January 2013

production, EST West Winterfest, LA, March 1999

                    public reading, Pace University, NYC, Feb/March, 1998

RESTLESS BIRDS

                    production, Samuel French One Act Festival, NYC, July 2005

RECOVERY

                    Production, Summer Shorts Festival 2016, Owensboro, KY June 2016

production, Edmonds Driftwood Theater, Edmonds, WA, July 2015

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

                    Production & Publication, StageIt! Festival, Bonita Arts Center, April 2019

Staged Reading, Plays and Pizza, NYC, May 2019

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

SETTLING ACCOUNTS

                    production, Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC - October 1999

                    production, Artists Guild at the Hotel Macklowe, NYC -  June 1993

                    production, Theater Factory, NYC - June 1992

                    production, Neighborhood Playhouse, NYC - May 1991

THE BOSS IS OUT

                    production, Onion Man Productions, Chamblee, GA, June 2017

THE CARNIVORES IN VENICE

                    public reading, Horse Trade Theatre Group (The Drafts), NYC, October 2009

THE LAST HOLDOUT

                    publication, ArtAge Publications, Oregon, 2018

production, Stage It! Festival, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL, Feb 2017

public reading, Blue Roses Productions (Infusion Series), January 2013

                    public reading, TheatreOne Productions, Middleboro, MA, June 2011

THE LAST STRAW

                    reading, Blue Roses Productions, “Happy Birthday, Mr. Tennessee Williams!”, March 2010

THE MISTY GIRL

                    Reading, Hudson Warehouse Theatre, Wohl Center, NYC, Feb 2018

THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX

                    production, Gallery Players 16th Black Box Festival, Brooklyn, NY – June 2013

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING

reading, Playwrights for Pets (Benefit for Animal Haven), NYC, Fall 2005

production, Short & NEAT Festival, New England Academy of Theatre, New Haven, CT, June 2005

production, Turnip/American Globe Theatre 15 Minute Play Festival, NYC, April 2004

UPDATES

                    production, Stray Kats Theatre, “Still Crazy After All These Years” Festival, Nay 2018

VIOLATING UNCLE PIGGY

                    production, Stage It! Festival, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL, Feb 2017

production, Banta Productions, 2nd Annual Midway 10-Minute Play Festival, Midway, KY, October 2010

staged reading, Boca Raton Theatre Guild, April 2010

production, Gallery Players, NYC, June 2007

                    production, ACTS Factory Players, Collinsville, CT, May 2007

                    production, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, January 2007

                                                                          

SCREENPLAYS & TELEPLAYS:

NEVER WEAR A DEAD MAN’S SHOES - adapted from my one-act, for Alan Steinfeld Producitons, shot February 2002

BLISS, a screenplay based on a novel by Peter Carey  - developed for Film & General Productions, Ltd., London

AARDVARK DREAMS, a screenplay

HAM: AN ACTOR'S TALE, a teleplay

 

Publishing:

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED, “Stage It!’ Bonita Springs Arts Center Publication (April 2019)

ON A WING AND A PRAYER and DECORUM, “Stage It!’ Bonita Springs Arts Center Publication (Spring 2018)

THE LAST HOLDOUT, ArtAge Publications, 2018

FEATHERS, Best American Short Plays 2014-2015, August 2016 (Applause Books)

THE LAST HOLDOUT and VIOLATING UNCLE PIGGY, Bonita Springs Arts Center Publication (Fall 2017)

BEST LAID PLANS, Pirandello Society of America Journal, 2017

CHANGE OF VENUE, Best American Short Plays 2011-2012, August 2013 (Applause Books)

FAITH (monologue), Monologues from the Last Frontier Theater Conference, March 2013

EDDIE HAS ALLERGIES, children’s fantasy, Ernest Silliman Books/Lulu, 2006

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING, ArtAge Publication, 2008

NEVER WEAR A DEAD MAN’S SHOES, ArtAge Publications, 2004

CORRECT ADDRESS, Samuel French, Best of the XVII Annual Off-Off- Broadway One-Act Festival, 1992

Various articles in THE CUNY STAGE, theater newsletter for  City University of New York

 

Affiliations:

Member, Mid-Atlantic Theatre Conference (2019)

Member (Associate), Dramatists Guild of America

Member, Charles Maryan's Playwrights/Directors Workshop, NYC

Member, Actors’ Studio Process Unit (Playwrights & Directors)

 

Awards:

Winner, Playwriting Prize, Pirandello Society of American, March 2016

Winner, 2nd Place, Driftwood Theater, July 2015 (for RECOVERY)

Winner, 3rd Place, The Puzzle Festival, Marble Collegiate Church, NYC, June 2015

Winner, Audience Favorite, Theatre One Productions, March 2013

Finalist, Dayton Playhouse FutureFest 2005 (voted Audience Favorite)

Winning Finalist, Stage 3 Theater Company Festival of New Plays, 2002

Winner, 2000 Turnip Theater Festival, NYC (Best Play & Audience Favorite)

Winner, Berrilla Kerr Foundation, for Playwriting, NYC, 1997

Winner, Best of the XVII Annual Off-Off- Broadway One-Act Festival, NYC, 1992

Wilson Lehr Award, Brooklyn College, 1992

Susan Colver Rosenberger Award, Brown University, 1979

Resumes in Writing, Directing, Administration, and Acting are available upon request.

 

MISCELLANEOUS WORK EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION & HONORS

 

Teaching:

Lecturer/Adjunct Faculty, Pace University (NYC Campus), English Dept, 2010-present

                    English 223C, 396 C. 315, 322D – Creative Writing: Playwriting

English 110 and English 120 (Freshman writing courses)

                    English 201 – Writing in the Disciplines

Lit 211 – Individual v. Society: Shakespeare

Lit 211D – American Family in American Drama (online and live versions)

Lit 211T – LGBTQ Drama – Summer 2019

Lit 348 – Literature & Film – Adapatation

After-School Theater Program Coordinator, Harlem Children’s Zone (Employment & Technology Center) 2009-2010

                    Acting, Writing, Tech Training, Direction of Productions and Special Events

Teacher/Coordinator, The Calhoun School, Fall 2004-Spring 2006

Teacher, All 5th Grade Theater Classes

After School Theater Program 5th & 6th Graders

Teaching & Workshops: playwriting, directing, acting, stage makeup

Instructor, Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center, Winter 1999-Spring 2008

                    Introduction to Playwriting (Adults) (1999-2008)

                    Urban Youth Theater Playwrights Workshop

                    Audition Workshop and Coaching (Teens)

                    Intermediate Acting (Adults)(Substitute)

                    Intermediate & Advanced Acting (Teens)(Substitute)

Asst. Professor (Substitute) (Adj. Lecturer and Subst. Full Time Instructor), Brooklyn College (CUNY),Fall 1992 to June 1999

Scene Study, Intro to Acting, Intro to Theatre Arts, Stage Makeup, Computer Technology for Theater Artists, Student Crew Course

Adjunct Lecturer, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, Spring 1994

                    The College Experience, (a college prep/student development course)

(adapted by instructor for Russian immigrant population at Brooklyn site)

Instructor, Church Avenue Merchants Block Association, March 1992 to December 1992

                    Intro Level Computer (Word Perfect 5.1); Secondary Level Computer (Word Perfect 5.1, Lotus 123, Database Program)

 

Education:

MFA, Brooklyn College, Department of Theatre (Directing)

                    Brooklyn College, NYC, September 1993

AB, Theatre Arts and Semiotics, Brown University, Providence, RI

                    Class of 1979 (magna cum laude)

 

Casting:

Casting Director, YOU CONNECT THE DOTS (dir. Bill Beirne)

      video installation, Whitney Museum, Fall 1991 -  24 actors to play in recreations in and around the Whitney

 

Resumes in Writing, Directing, Administration, and Acting are available upon request.