Judd Lear Silverman
Judd Lear Silverman is a Brooklyn-based playwright/director/teacher whose work has been seen across the country as well as in the Vancouver, London, and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. Recent presentations include Closet Case in Spokane’s Best of Play-Makers Hit & Run Festival, Washington; The Last Holdout and Violating Uncle Piggy, both presented and published by ArtsBonita’s StageIt! Festival in Florida; Mother Liked You Best at the Santa Monica Theatre in California, Forever Yours at Brooklyn’s Gallery Players, and The Boss is Out at Onion Man Productions in Georgia. He has twice been a guest on Onstage/Offstage from Ithaca, NY, most recently with their podcast of his play, Never Wear a Dead Man’s Shoes. A grant recipient from the Berrilla Kerr Foundation, he has been published by ArtAge Publications, Samuel French, The Last Frontier Theatre Conference (through Focus Publications), and by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books in Best American Short Plays 2011-2012 (Change of Venue) and 2014-2015 (Feathers). He recently received an award for his play Best Laid Plans from the Pirandello Society of America and is currently working on a book about playwriting for students, tentatively scheduled for publication in 2017. A member of the Dramatists Guild as well as Charles Maryan’s Playwrights/Directors Workshop, he currently teaches Playwriting and English at Pace University in New York City.