JUDD LEAR SILVERMAN – BOOKS, PLAYS & SCREENPLAYS
as of July 27, 2011
A PROMISE – After a major surgery, a rejection—and a lawsuit!
A ROYAL BITCH – Are Princess Anne’s bull terriers truly innocent or is there something sinister afoot?
A TEMPORARY LAPSE – Sometimes, being the temp is a lot harder than it should be.
ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME – Every family has its pet secrets—but are they also the sticking point?
ALONG CAME A SPIDER – Psychological tests have their cost—for subjects and the administrators!
ANCESTORS OF TELEMARKETING – Tennessee Williams-land reflects the future.
APPREHENSION – When a suspect turns into a goat, is it black magic or misinformation?
CHANGE OF VENUE—At a local bordello, two participants get a surprise they least expected.
CLOSET CASE – Who knows what—or who—is living in your closet?
CONQUERING THE FEAR – When a mouse problem appears, there is a hero in the fight!
COUSINS – Family ties, even in strange circumstances, cover all
DEATH BY MISADVENTURE – Lightning strikes, as friends work through discomfort—a re-enactment!
FINAL FRONTIER – Beam me up, Scottie! Ashes in outer space.
FISH STORY – A detective comes home from a gruesome day, only to find his wife has had enough.
FLAPJACK – Sometimes we find signs in the darnedest things!
GALLERY AFTERNOON – A vengeful housewife discovers a whole other part of life through art!
INGRATTITUDE – When one doesn’t graciously accept and use your gift, why shouldn’t you kill them?
MISS DEL LAGRO REGRETS – Hollywood Producer in a panic when his comeback star disappears.
POOR MOUSE – In the fight of man against mini-beast, manhood and dignity are at stake.
RESTLESS BIRDS – An escaped emu sets a reflective tone in a Milwaukee police precinct.
STONE SOUP – The oldest con game in the world can still work guilt every time.
THE LAST HOLDOUT – A dietary change in the menu sparks protest—the principle is the thing!
TOSSING ORANGES—Americans abroad observe an semi-ancient ritual to catch a man.
TRUTH IN ADVERTISING – Nothing is like they sold it, as a married couple find out.
VENDING MACHINE BLUES – Goth vs. Jock, as two high school teens meet outside in the hallway
VIOLATING UNCLE PIGGY -- Just how much do we put our faith and trust in our families?
WORDS FAIL ME – When words are all we have, what does it mean when meaning changes?
A TRAGIC TAIL (INSPIRED BY POE) – A canine address to a captivated audience.
ANDROCLES & THE LION – A modern adaptation of the classic for young audiences.
ANXIETY & GRANDMA – Anxiety dreams 101—and an attempt to understand how life works.
CARNIVORES IN VENICE – A fever dream on the way to hell.
CRACKERS – Sometimes you find the darnedest things in a box of saltines!
ELENA – Or the “Whatever Happened to Uncle Vanya?” gang, ten years later.
KICK IN THE HEAD – Finding out what really happened in a small bodega robbery.
LOTTO FEVER – Two women on the porch, examining their options and counting their chances.
MY LOST YEARS – A dream, wherein what you come away with may be more than you think!
NAME OF THE TREE – A Bantu folktale, adapted for young audiences
NEVER WEAR A DEAD MAN’S SHOES – Old wives tale—or perhaps a warning to take seriously?
OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR . . . – A trucker and a hitch-hiker on the Gulf Coast, a la Tennessee Williams
REASON FOR ALL THINGS -- A Cambodian town is mystified by a peacock, as East meets West.
ROMEO & JULIET REDUX – For young audiences, a rhyming couplet modern adaptation of the classic.
STATE SECRET – In the Clinton/Albright State Department, security starts getting a little too loose.
THE BRIDE – Old beliefs from the village, but even deeper promises made and kept out of love.
THE PROPOSAL – Even behind bars, a pending deal and affairs of the heart have weight.
THE LAST STRAW -- Snow on the roof, fire in the furnace, in Tennessee Williams land.
UPDATES – A newspaper obit leads to old lovers and a phone reunion.
A LITTLE RED PILL – Funny what a little medicine can really do for your brain.
A LOOSE INTERPRETATION – Sometimes it’s not what you say but how it’s interpreted that counts.
AT LEAST I GOT MY HEALTH – Bagel store banter.
BEST LAID PLANS – Wealthy lady publisher meets an undertaker on a strangely off day.
CORRECT ADDRESS – Packing up & moving on is always harder than it seems.
FAMILY BUSINESS – Three siblings cope with their father’s incapacitation and the family store.
HARPO’S WIFE – Ol’ Blue Eyes is dead, but his impression is lasting on two elderly men.
OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR – A hitchhiker and a trucker, rainy midnight, on the Gulf Coast Highway.
OLD BUSINESS – An elderly mother, a middle-aged daughter, and secrets kept too long.
PILGRIMAGE – The Lord goes to the Middle East to reward the true believers.
POINT OF DEPARTURE – A chance meeting at a bus stop between two generations
REHEARSAL DINNER – Too many people know why perhaps the wedding shouldn’t happen.
SETTLING ACCOUNTS – A husband & wife do the bills, only to find out more than they bargained.
SHAKEN NOT STIRRED – An elderly chorine’s stories change from tea time to cocktail hour.
TALE OF THE HUNCHBACK – The Arabian Night’s tale, adapted for young audiences.
THE SCOTTISH PLAY -- Shakespeare’s Thane in modern rhyming couplets for young audiences.
ALL COME RUNNING HOME – A Connecticut family, the summer after their patriarch has passed.
BINDINGS -- A novelist and his sister have taking role-playing to a potentially devastating level.
CREON’S CRISIS -- Creon’s mad as hell, and he’s not gonna take it anymore!
EDDIE HAS ALLERGIES (STAGE VERSION) – the magic in a sneeze, and the difficulty of being different.
GAUGUIN AND THE SAVAGES – Daniel Savage tries too hard to become an artist.
HEART – Just because we can extend our natural lives, does that mean we should?
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED – A modern Moliere adventure.
METAMORPHOSIS . . . AND WAITERS – Difficulties and bi-sexuality.
SUPERHERO BLUES – Is he a superhero? Which identity is the secret one?
THE RESURRECTION OF DAVID -- The return home of a young teen after an abduction.
TODAY’S SPECIAL—Opposites attract at a roadside diner.
AFTER TENNESSEE – a collection of one-acts featuring the unseen characters of Tennessee Williams
AARDVARK DREAMS – All is not well in Toyland, as commerce corrupts.
BLISS – Based on Australian Peter Carey’s novel, an Ad Man thinks he’s died and gone to Hell.
HAM: AN ACTOR'S TALE -- The long, long road to an overnight success.
I'LL NEVER FORGET WHATSHISNAME (GOLDEN GIRLS) – A spec script for the beloved sitcom.
MAXIMUM SECURITY – Country club prisons and the men who live there.
NEVER WEAR A DEAD MAN’S SHOES – A screen adaptation of the one-act about wives’ tales.