Judith  Leora

P L A Y W R I G H T

"I’m continuously obsessed with the intersection between sex, money and religion in this country..."

Los Angeles Times

...rollicking entertainment that addresses the political climate from a fiercely feminist perspective. 

Noho Arts District.com

“Show Pony” is fantastically relatable and sharply, warmly and lastingly brilliant. Its characters resonate in important and memorable ways that rise above cheap confrontational maneuvers giving us heroines with nerve and courage and humor…just the kind we all need right now.

Better Lemons

The writing is very, very clever, but the conversations still feel natural, authentic and they actually go somewhere wonderfully genuine."

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(L-R) Elle Vernee, Sionne Elise, Lizzy Kimball, Bianca Lemaire, and Krystel Roche

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(L-R) Bianca Lemaire, Krystel Roche, and Sionne Elise, 

Playwright

STAGED READINGS

 

Showpony (upcoming) Lone Star Theater 

We Have No More Fucking Patience Genderfucked Madness/Mariah MacCarthy/Brick

Literally a Bowl of Shit Racial Madness featuring Neil LaBute/Atlantic 2

The X and the Y New Works readings/Bristol Valley Theatre

The Cookie Fight Last Frontier Theatre Conference/Valdez, AK (2015)

We Smell Their Skin “Madness” Madness/Cherry Lane Theatre

Programmed for What Werewolf Madness/EST

Fuck the Swordsman Radical Bias Madness

What the Fuck is Your Life Love & Time Travel Madness/Peter J. Sharp

Dox Box Pox Double Rhyming Madness/TheatreLab

One of the Good Guys Identity at the Intersections/EST

I’ve Been to Vegas Globalization Madness/IATI

Elijah (full length) Lone Star Theatre

Promise Me You’ll Go to Hawaii Time & Space Madness (Erik Ehn)/T. Schreiber

Bedbugs Texas One-Acts/Lone Star Theatre

Hot Dog Eating People Outsiders Madness/Urban Stages

The Second Train Light at the End of the Tunnel Madness/HERE

The Last Doughnut Miracles Madness/EST

 

PRODUCTIONS

 

Gideon (upcoming) Planet Connections Festival (June 2016)

 

The Cookie Fight (upcoming) Bristol Valley Theatre (August 2016)

 

Burn, You Glorious Bastard, Burn Lone Star Theatre (May 2015)

 

But, It’s Artisanal Brain Melt Consortium (May 2015)

 

Where We Ended Up Sticky (play series) (March 2015)

 

One-Minute Play Festival (Indie Theatre Edition) New Ohio Theatre, NYC (Feb 2015)

 

Weird About the Baby/The Icon Plays Ego Actus Productions (Nov 2014)

 

Gideon UMass/Lowell (April 2013)/commission

 

Fumes (Film) Michael Markham, Director

 

Hello Kitty Plates Great Unknowns Showcase (Feb 2013)

 

My Uterus Musical Detention (ESPA), Sept 2012

 

Promise Keepers ESPA Detention, April 2012

 

Disgusting Awfulness Have Another Bar/Play Crawl, Feb 2012

 

One Minute Play Festival (3 plays) Dominic D’Andrea, ESPA

 

Detention, Oct. 2011

 

Prison Chair Have Another, A Bar/Play Crawl, June 2011

 

Lizard-brain ESPA Detention, Feb 2011

 

Right of Way ESPA Detention, April 2011

 

 
 

Biography

JUDITH LEORA  began her career

writing sketch, animation, television pilots and

screenplays. Judith is a Founding Member and

Managing Director of New York Madness. She

is a Robert Askins Fellow with the Lone Star Theatre

(link below) and a founding member and Executive

Director of NY Madness, a theatre company in

NYC (Kraine Theater) now in its’ eighth season. 

Productions: Showpony (Victory Theatre, Burbank,

CA, Sept 2018) Elijah (Bristol Valley Thatre, 2017) 

Gideon (Ego Actus/Paradise Theatre, NYC, 2016), 

The Cookie Fight (Bristol Valley Theatre, 2016), 

Weird About the Baby/Icon Plays (Ego Actus Productions/NYC).

 

Recent readings: Showpony (LRS, The Blank Theatre; Next Stage Festival, Capital Rep; Lone Star Theatre) The X and the Y (Bristol Valley Theatre Reading Series), The Cookie Fight (Last Frontier Theatre Conference), Heart-Shaped Uterus (MadLab Readings, New York Madness). Robert Askins Playwriting Fellow/Lone Star Theatre; Elijah (Semi-finalist, O’Neill). Webseries #GoingHomeless currently in post-production. Many, many short plays with NY Madness, Sticky, One Minute Play Festival (6x), Pussyfest, brain melt consortium. 

In the Press and on the Web

I’m continuously obsessed with the intersection between sex, money and religion in this country...

Judith Leora,

New York Madness

I love theatre because I’m thrilled when I hear the truth......there’s something exhilarating about being in the same room with the performer when you hear it. I don’t get that same connection in other mediums.

Cecilia Copeland, Neil LaBute, & Judith Leora
Racial Madness

Judith Leora,
New York Madness

 
 

In the Press and on the Web

I’m continuously obsessed with the intersection between sex, money and religion in this country...

Judith Leora,

New York Madness

I love theatre because I’m thrilled when I hear the truth......there’s something exhilarating about being in the same room with the performer when you hear it. I don’t get that same connection in other mediums.

Judith Leora,
New York Madness

Cecilia Copeland, Neil LaBute, & Judith Leora
Racial Madness

In the Press and on the Web

I’m continuously obsessed with the intersection between sex, money and religion in this country...

Judith Leora,

New York Madness

I love theatre because I’m thrilled when I hear the truth......there’s something exhilarating about being in the same room with the performer when you hear it. I don’t get that same connection in other mediums.

Cecilia Copeland, Neil LaBute, & Judith Leora
Racial Madness

Judith Leora,
New York Madness

In the Press and on the Web

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I love theatre because I’m thrilled when I hear the truth......there’s something exhilarating about being in the same room with the performer when you hear it. I don’t get that same connection in other mediums.

Cecilia Copeland, Neil LaBute, & Judith Leora
Racial Madness

Judith Leora,
New York Madness

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