A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY

Judd Silverman is a native of New London, Connecticut, although he has now lived in Park Slope, Brooklyn, since 1979, which is more than half of his life (you do the math). From a very early age, he wanted to work in the theater and more often than not, he does (although not as yet to great discernible wealth) as a playwright, director, teacher and sometimes actor. He has directed regionally and for numerous Off-off-Broadway companies in New York, mostly directing new plays by new playwrights. His writing has been produced on both coasts, in the middle--and in Alaska!--as well as in the Edinburgh, London, and Vancouver Fringe Festivals. He is a recipient of a major playwriting grant from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, and is a winner of Samuel French's annual short play festival (with his play, CORRECT ADDRESS, published by French). His plays, SHOES and TRUTH IN ADVERTISING, are published by ArtAge Publications, online at www.seniortheatre.com, and his children's book, EDDIE HAS ALLERGIES, is published by Ernest Silliman Books and Lulu. On the business side, he has worked for numerous agents, managers, and producers, served as a free lance administrator on Wall Street, taught theater on the college level for seven years, and been active in web site and graphic design.  He is a long-time member of Charles Maryan's Playwrights/Directors Workshop, spent a year as a member of the Process Unit at the Actors Studio, and spent ten years teaching playwriting and acting at the Henry St. Settlement Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where he was also Theater Program Coordinator. He has taught after school theater programs for middle-schoolers at The Calhoun School and for teens at the Employment and Technology Center of the the Harlem Children's Zone. He currently teaches Freshman English courses at Pace University, and is an archivist/biographer for Broadway legend Albert Marre. To contact Judd, please click here for his email address, which is juddls@sprynet.com.

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