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Hello Darlings!

My name is Judy Stadt and I am a professional Actor, Vocalist, Playwright, Illustrator, Jewelry Designer … so let’s just call me an artist. So, what am I doing now? Well, I’m the creator, the Producer and the entertaining Host of The Lunch & Judy Show (DCMTA Publisher and Editor Joel Markowitz is a regular on the show) heard on several networks all over the world and I hope you will give it a listen. I’ll be writing a weekly column to give you a “taste” of what Show Business was like when I grew up in the nineteen forties when EVERYTHING that you can see, hear or read about today was different from what it was then. I’m talking EVERYTHING … things, people, ideals, wishes … but especially show business.

'The Audition' illustrated by Judy Stadt.

JUDYISMS: ‘What Not to Do When Auditioning!’ by Judy Stadt

When I think about the fact that I ACTUALLY DID THIS STUPID THING I absolutely want to strike myself upside the head with a pot and knock myself unconscious. So, I finally was able to land an audition at The Public Theatre in NYC. Don’t remember the circumstances, but I was able to audition for the Artistic Director herself […]

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Judyisms: ‘I Can’t Believe It!’ by Judy Stadt

You may have read in an earlier JUDYISM that my only real fear is being able to memorize lines, which has been the one and only difficult thing for me to overcome in this profession. Well, I won’t ever have that fear again and this is why. A couple of weeks ago, a dear friend of mine and […]

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The Audition. Illustration by Judy Stadt.

Judyisms: ‘The Audition’ by Judy Stadt

I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to work in a small theatre outside of the big apple and I performed in many different roles in a repertory environment in many different genres but, at the same time, because this theatre was outside of NYC the casting people today don’t know that I ever existed. So, I […]

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Judyisms: ‘What a Trouper!’ by Judy Stadt

Having performed in more than eighty plays to date – I’ve been so happy to have had many, many curtain calls and some of them have been more memorable than others … like this one. The play was a sweet one that I enjoyed doing very much, but this essay is not about the play, […]

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Judyisms: ‘The Seagull’ by Judy Stadt

Having acted in more than eighty plays, there are so many funny “happenings” that can take place during the run of a show that become the future tales one remembers when they are old and grey … like for me … now. Of course, the large wooden barn theatre had no air conditioning and this was August. Also, the “dressing room” was an […]

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Introducing ‘Judyisms’ by Judy Stadt on DC Metro Theater Arts

Hello Darlings! My name is Judy Stadt and I am a professional actor, vocalist, playwright, illustrator, jewelry designer … so let’s just call me an artist. So, what am I doing now? Well, I’m the creator, the Producer and the entertaining Host of The Lunch & Judy Show heard on several networks all over the world and I hope you […]

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