I’m on a PANEL! Broadway Bound Festival

A  fun announcement: Yours truly is a panelist for the upcoming Broadway Bound Festival, listed as one of the fifteen summer theater festivals to check out this summer by the New York Times. The opportunity to be a part of a program that turns playwrights into producers has been part of my world. One of the first pieces I produced, directed and acted in was written my friend in undergrad. I was president of the theatre club and we had a very large budget of $300. We decided to invest in lights and use everything in the costume and prop room. Good times. Different times. However, a useful experience a million years later. I look forward to seeing these 19 pieces which I will be  offering my two cents. Hopefully it will be worth more than that.

Visit www.broadwayboundfestival.com/ to learn more! And stay tuned for my upcoming podcast interview with founder, Lenore Skomal.


Meet Abby Judd and the New York New Works Theatre Festival

NYNW 2016 POSTERName: Abby Judd

What is your current project?

General Manager – The New York New Works Theatre Festival 2016

Where are you performing it and why is it the right fit for your piece?

The New York New Works Theatre Festival takes center stage from August 29th – October 5th, at the Times Square Arts Center. Exposing talented writers to enthralled audiences, and a panel of Broadway Producers, Emmy and Tony Award Winners, it was only natural to choose an Off-Broadway theatre in the heart of New York’s Theatre District, the theatre capital of the world!

What’s next for you?

My agency, Bear In Mind Creative, is working with an multi-award winning film writer to produce and brand his latest project!

Who is your biggest inspiration right at this moment and why?

I have two: My business partner, Melissa Gordon. Every time I present her with a challenge she comes back with something which exceeds anything I could have imagined. Her mind works beautifully. She is so creative and loving, it delights me every day. Kenny Bell, the booking manager at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. He genuinely cares about every performer who walks through his doors, and is so supportive of developing great art and talent. He’s made his theatre a home. Working with him is an honor.

Want More?

Website: http://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com/
Twitter: @NYNWTheatreFest
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nynwtheatrefestival/

Abby Judd is a partner in Bear In Mind Creative, a boutique agency operating in both the USA and UK, specializing in branding, web design and marketing, as well as General Management and Production for Theatre, TV and Film: http://www.bearinmindcreative.com Abby is also the resident light/sound designer at the Laurie Beechman theatre on 42nd Street. She has stage managed and designed for numerous productions and festivals internationally, and was recently nominated for the MAC award for ‘Outstanding Technical Direction’. Some of her favorite projects include: Multiple events with the charity Lady Parts Justice; The Puppet Shakespeare Players ‘Titus Andronicus’; and ‘Hotel California’ at New York New Works Theatre Festival 2015.

Show information

PRELIMINARY ROUND: AUG 29, 30, 31 & SEP 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 | SEMI FINALS: SEP 19, 20, 21, 22, 26 | FINALS GALA: OCT 5 2016 Book Tickets Here – http://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com/book-tickets