“She has the kind of ironic humor that I love, and an ability to share herself with an audience that is rare and important. She must be an amazing therapist.” North Hollywood Arts District
“Self-medicate with real-life therapist Jude Treder-Wolff. Expect the unexpected! And without the hourly rates!” New York Daily News
“Provides instant relief from the blues.” Theatre Is Easy
Jude Treder-Wolff is a writer/performer, singer, storyteller creative arts psychotherapist and improviser. She is chair of the 2019 Applied Improvisation Network World Conference, held in partnership with the Alan Alda Center For Communicating Science based at Stony Brook University where the conference will be held from Aug 8-11, 2019. She created (mostly) TRUE THINGS in 2014 and it has grown into a regular event on Long Island, in NYC, and is booked for performances around the country, including a teen edition. In collaboration with composer Wells Hanley she co-wrote the songs that set up each stage of the game in (mostly) TRUE THINGS. Her new solo storytelling show This Isn't Helping was selected for the Speak Up! Rise Up! storytelling festival and performed at the off-Broadway Connelly Theater in August 2017, The Whitefire Theatre SoloFest in Sherman Oaks, CA, The Tank in NYC and The Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson, NY. She has been a featured storyteller on shows all over NYC, including Mortified, the guest monologist for The Armando Diaz Experience at The Magnet Theater, the RISK! live show and podcast, Talk Therapy, Now You're Talking, STORYFEST, Take Two Storytelling, Bady House Storytelling Show, Prose of Pie and many others.. She offers Transformative Storytelling and Storytelling For Business workshops for organizations and agencies, educators, and health care providers in New York and around the country. and created a teen storytelling project for high school students in southeast Iowa in partnership with Tina Bakehouse, MA a communications specialist based in Malvern, IA. Teens in that program performed their stories for high school students at the Wilson Performing Arts Center in Red Oak IA.
Her solo storytelling show Crazytown was selected for the 2013 Midtown International Theater Festival, the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals, and performed at The Pit-The Peoples Improv, Actors Theatre Workshop, Broadway Comedy Club, The Charles B Wang Center at Stonybrook University, The Examined Life Conference at the Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa, and The Conservatory NJ. She speaks and presents on the topics of therapeutic benefits of improvisation and storytelling for organizations and conferences around the country, writes for Medium.com -and her blog lives in progress explores creativity in personal and professional development. Her company, Lifestage, Inc, designs and implements personal and professional development workshops that are creative, action-oriented and research-based. She is published in the International Journal of Arts & Psychotherapy Special Issue on HIV/AIDS and Special Issue on Addiction, 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 NBC News, Thelist.com, VICE, Bustle, Long Island Business News, LI Pulse, Newsday, Chicago Tribune,. Chicago Sun-Times, LA Times, Orlando Sentinel, Women's Day,and the New York Daily News.