Jude Treder-Wolff

Jude Treder-Wolff is a writer/performer, singer, storyteller creative arts psychotherapist and improviser. She created (mostly) TRUE THINGS in 2014 and it has grown into a regular event on Long Island, in NYC, part of special 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 Connelly Theater in August 2017 and has performances scheduled in New York and California in 2018. She has been a featured storyteller on shows all over NYC, including the RISK! live show and podcast, Talk Therapy, Now You're Talking, In A Nutshell, Take Two Storytelling, Bady House Storytelling Show, and Prose of Pie. She offers Transformative Storytelling workshops for therapists, educators, health care providers, and organizations in New York and around the country, and created a teen storytelling project for high school students in southeast Iowa with Tina Bakehouse, Communications and Outreach Director for the Golden Hills Resource Conservation and Development Center. 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 NewsThelist.comLong Island Business NewsNewsday, Chicago Tribune,. Chicago Sun-Times, LA Times, Orlando Sentinel, Women's Day,and the New York Daily News.