Judith studied theatre and acting at Northwestern University, New York University, and Wynn Handman’s studio at The American Place Theatre, New York. She studied playwriting with Will Dunne in San Francisco. She comes to the role of playwright through early years as an actor, and more recent work as a drama therapist and psychodramatist.
She is a member of the International Centre for Women Playwrights and the Dramatists Guild of America, as well as a member of the National Association for Drama Therapy and The American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.
Judith is the winner of several playwriting competitions, including Port Townsend’s One-Act Play Competition, Baltimore Playwright’s Festival, and KNOCK Magazine’s International Play Contest, sponsored by Antioch College and Freehold Theatre in Seattle. Judith’s first full-length play, Tribe, was a semi-finalist for 7 Devils Playwright’s Conference. Her short play, Glass Kingdom, an elegy for her sister Susan, received a Jeffy, for best locally-written play in 2011. Judith was one of the featured writers in the 2012 summer fundraisers for Paradise Theatre—“Humor in Paradise.”
Most recently, Strange Bedfellows was featured in “Here, There, & Everywhere” at Key City Public Theatre in Port Townsend, Washington, March 2015. Her one-act, iChat, was one of the plays featured in the Port Townsend Playwright’s Festival March, 2013. iChat, the 10-minute version, was produced at the Island Theatre’s “Festival of 10-Minute Plays” on Bainbridge Island, August, 2013. Her short play, Of Poisoned Pens and Palates, was a winner of the “Find You’re your Own Voice” competition at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, and was produced in the Spring of 2013.
Judith taught a course in Playwriting at Centrum Writers’ Conference, Summer, 2015.
She is published by Next Stage Press and KNOCK Magazine.
Judith lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State with her husband and a menagerie of pets. She is co-owner with her husband of Marrowstone Vineyards.