Jude Treder-Wolff is a writer/performer, singer/songwriter and creative arts psychotherapist. She is host/creator of (mostly) TRUE THINGS, a live show featuring true stories - with a twist - told by people from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds at venues on Long Island and NYC. The show was the subject of a 2-page feature article in Newsday in November 204 and has been growing steadily ever since it began. She has been a featured storyteller in Talk Therapy at Q.E.D. A Place To Show and Tell in Astoria, The Prose Of Pie in Tarrytown, NY, The RISK! live show and podcast with her stories "The Help" on the BEHIND THE MASK episode, "be here now" on the TURNING POINTS episode, and "Winter storm" ON THE 2013 Christmas Day episode, and has gone up in The Moth storytelling slams. Her solo storytelling show Crazytown: my first psychopath was selected for the 2013 Midtown International Theater Festival and the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals. Crazytown has been performed at The Pit-The Peoples Improv, Actors Theatre Workshop and Broadway Comedy Club in NYC, at The Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University, The Examined Life Conference at The Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA, and The Coservatory NJ in Trenton, NJ.
As a cabaret/comedy artist she performed solo shows at Danny's Skylight Room, Rose's Turn, Laurie Beachman Theater, among others in New York City, Vail-Leavitt Music Hall and The Charles B Wang Center at Stonybrook University on Long Island, and venues around the country, including Ovations in Houston, TX and Artspace in Santa Fe, NM. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and Music Therapy from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, had private coaching from Emma Walton and Stephen Hamilton (vocal and cabaret performance) Erv Raible (cabaret performance), Kevin Allison (storytelling) Gary Austin (improvisation), the faculty at The Pit-The Peoples Improv (through Level 5), Bay Street Theater actors training program (acting), Bay Street Theater playwriting program, The New School For Social Research (improvisation). From 1994-05 her play Tapesty Of Hope - which included original songs co-written with Tom Elliot and inspired by the AIDS Memorial Quilty - was performed in a range of venue across Long Island raising funds for The NAMES Project and educating adults and children about the realities of HIV/AIDS.
Prior to developing Crazytown, Jude Treder-Wolff wrote and performed in cabaret format with songs and stand-up. She performed in New York at The Laurie Beechman Theater, Danny's Skylight Room, Rose's Turn, The Duplex, Judy's Chelsea, Stand-up New York, New York Comedy Club in NY, The Vail-Leavitt Theater, Ward Melville Education and Culture Center, and Theater Three on Long Island. She was also featured at Ovations in Houston, ArtSpace in Santa Fe and Bucketworks in Milwaukee WI.
She speaks and presents on the topics of improvisation, creative thinking, storytelling and comedy for organizations and conferences around the country. Her blog Lives In Progress explores the role of creativity in 21st century life, and her company, Lifestage, Inc, designs and implements personal and professional development workshops that are creative, action-oriented and evidence-based. She is published in the International Journal of Arts & Psychotherapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Psychodrama Network News, as well as numerous websites, and has been interviewed for articles that appeared in local and national publications and websites, including New York Newsday, Chicago Tribune,. Chicago Sun-Times, LA Times, Orlando Sentinel, Women's Day,and the New York Daily News.