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FASTER: Comedy About Keeping Up With The Speed Of Change

December 10, 2023, 4 pm6 pm.
$20 online, $25 at the door (cash only)
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For real-life psychotherapist Jude Treder-Wolff, change is her bread and butter. Sometimes a fantastic new start, sometimes a tragedy, it is the human reality. She’s also an improviser who takes a “make the leap and figure it out as you go” approach to change, married to a guy who does lots of looking before making any moves and has a strict “no leaping” clause in the marriage contract. That’s a human comedy.

As the speed of change accelerates in all our lives our world transforms more quickly – and more often – than our brains are built to process. FASTER weaves the personal with the universal in a comedic breakdown of the struggle between stepping on the gas to keep up and braking to stay in control as we hurtle toward an uncertain future. True stories told by an expert in not knowing what will happen next.

Jude Treder-Wolff is a storyteller who is active in the NY and national storytelling scene, with recent performances at Joe’s Pub in Generation Women, at Caveat in NYC in Funny Over Fifty, RISK! and The Story Collider, PBS Stories From The Stage at WGBH in Boston, Ex Fabula in Milwaukee, WI, Story District in Washington, DC. and many others. She is a creative arts therapist and social worker who uses improvisation and storytelling to help people heal and create their lives, and was an improviser on a house team at Magnet Theater in NYC from 2022-2023.

The North Hollywood Arts District described her solo show This Isn’t Helping as “Warm, funny, perceptively brilliant…uplifting, profound and ultimately very, very funny. I highly recommend that you spend a little time with Jude Treder-Wolff – The doctor is in!!” Cabaret Scenes wrote that she has “a slick and inspired comic touch!” and “a touch of therapy with a lot of laughs seems exactly what the world needs now!”

This event will include a talkback and Q&A facilitated by Bob Brader following the performance and featuring special guest panelist Elizabeth Bosjza, MFA from the Alan Alda Center For Communicating Science.

Elizabeth Bojsza, MFA is a facilitator and curriculum designer for the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, where she is an assistant professor of practice, designs curricula and guides learning through applied improvisation for scientists and healthcare professionals. As the lead designer of the Alda Healthcare Curriculum, which focuses on interprofessional healthcare communication, she has trained over 550 healthcare professionals across five departments at Stony Brook Hospital. She is also an executive board member of the Stony Brook Child Care Center and an appointed Suffolk County Human Rights Commissioner.