Years ago, I had a site called judyklass.com, but it got eaten by an evil haircare company called Mucota, and now someone wants to sell the site back to me for $1,200 ... So, here is judy-klass.com. I hope you'll browse around, and learn a bit about my music, my books, my scripts and other stuff I have going on right now. If you want to give me a shout, I can be reached, as ever, at: JudyKwrites@aol.com.
My short play Book of Life had a reading with Theatrikos Theatre in Flagstaff, Arizona in the Northern Arizona Playwrights Showcase. It was a finalist with the Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, for their 9th Annual One-Act Play Festival. And it is being produced for the first time, in California, by Skypilot Theatre in their One Act Festival 2019, built around the theme of Future Shock, with six performances between November 9th and November 24th.
My short play What's Held Back is premiering in Chicago in Otherworld Theatre's Paragon Festival of SF plays:
My full-length play Country Fried Murder was recently produced in Pennsylvania, as it won in the Full-Length Play category in the competition run by the Shawnee Playhouse.
Here's a link to an article about Country Fried Murder in the local paper, and a screenshot of the start of it:
My unproduced full-length play Hallway House made the Second Round in the 2019 Austin Film Festival in the play category.
My unproduced full-length play Kimberly in Overdrive was a Finalist in the TCTC New Play Festival, and had a partial reading in Tyler, Texas.
Kimberly in Overdrive also came in Third in Chaffin Barn's Clash of the Playwrights in Nashville.
My short play The Other Woman was released as a podcast by Panglossian Productions:
My short play Untethered is having its premiere in Lowell, Michigan with LowellArts Players, in Playbytes by Playwrights:
Untethered recently took First Prize in the William Faulkner Literary Competition in Mississippi.
My short play Catching Up with Joan of Arc was published in an anthology put out by Stage It! in Florida. They gave it a reading on November 8th:
Here's an interview that Jonathan Pinkerton did with me and the cast of my full-length play Stop Me If You've Heard this One as it opened here in Nashville at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre:
My full-length musical Senator Scrooge had a reading with Emerging Artists in NYC in October, 2018:
I co-wrote "Disappear" with Adara and Jimmy Borja, and the DRYM remix was a Euro club hit.
Again with Adara and Jimmy Borja, I wrote "Can't Keep Away," and it was a hit for Eurika in the Philippines.
The Weebly website system isn't hospitable to vimeo, but Kevin So has put out a fun video for "Coming Home," a song I wrote with him, and posted it on vimeo. I'll put a link under the picture:
I co-wrote Thad Foster's song about his fight against cancer called "On the Ropes," and, with a film-maker friend, Thad shot a video for it:
Kevin So's album S.O.U.L. contains three songs I co-wrote. One, "This Guitar," is a song I wrote with him and Brandon Maddox, that Brandon put out on an album. Here's Kevin's version:
Here's Brandon's take on it:
Here is a nice video that Gabrielle Gross, a young artist in the Philippines, put out when she recorded a song I wrote with Jimmy Borja called "Secret."
Here's "Colors," one of my two solo-write cuts on Dance with the Dinosaurs, an album of songs for kids put out by the country band Cash Creek:
Here is a lyric video for "Wash It Away" -- a song I wrote with Jimmy Borja and Ziggy Diaz that Cole Silva in the UK released as a single in 2018.
Phillip Sandifer, a co-writer of mine in Texas, had this fun video made, with stock footage, for our song "Loose Ends":
Avon Rosales in the Philippines released "Until Now" as a single in July 2019; it's by me and Jimmy Borja. Here is the music video:
The horror movie He Never Died features Henry Rollins as an undead zombie cannibal with anger issues, and at one point he attacks a jukebox because some girls put on my song "Quiet Man" and he finds it annoying. (I might respond in a similar way to Black Flag.) Canadian country artist Mary Resek recorded her own version of that song:
Here is a single from Thad Foster of Arizona/California and Judy G Martin, a country artist in Spain. Thad and I co-wrote the song for them to sing.
The singer/songwriter Anthony George has released his Sir Anthony album, which contains the song "Hell" that we co-wrote:
With Simon Kirke -- the drummer from Bad Company -- and Rob Taube, I co-wrote "Wind and the Rain," which was on a recent album of Simon's:
I was proud to write "Standing Strong" with Thad Foster. Twenty West Coast country artists came together to record it, to raise money for survivors of what happened at the country music festival in Las Vegas.
To get a sense of my other cuts as a songwriter, please check out the Music page at this site, or the "video" page (which mostly has tracks, not videos) of my profile at reverbnation
With Randy Raatz of Chicago (he wrote the music and played on the tracks -- I wrote the words) I completed a collaborative rock album, with John Carroll, Shantel Adams and other cool people singing the songs. The album, naturally, is called -- Raatz with Klass
Two versions of my political CD are out at CD Baby and can be previewed:
Protest Songs in an Age of Trump (Unplugged)
And here is the full-band version:
Protest Songs in An Age of Trump
My CD The Brooklyn Cowgirl Rides Again is also available through CD Baby. Buy individual songs or the whole album digitally -- or buy an actual, physical copy, and you'll get some lovely pictures taken on the Brooklyn Bridge and in the subway in the digipak, plus a booklet chock full of sparkling, zippy liner notes ...