Judith Pratt

Judith Pratt

Judith Pratt is also a director, theatre professor, and actor. Her plays have been produced in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City MO, Austin TX, and Cape Town South Africa. They have received readings at Edward Albee’s Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Her full length-play The Wright Place has been published by JAC Publishing Co, and read at the Vokes...
Judith Pratt is also a director, theatre professor, and actor. Her plays have been produced in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City MO, Austin TX, and Cape Town South Africa. They have received readings at Edward Albee’s Great Plains Theatre Conference and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Her full length-play The Wright Place has been published by JAC Publishing Co, and read at the Vokes Theatre in Wayland MA. Her full-length play Spiralling was workshopped by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City. Recently, her short At Sea was part of the culture*park Marathon in New Bedford MA. Judith is member of the Dramatists Guild and the International Center for Women Playwrights. She is an adjunct professor of theatre at Wells College, NY and a free-lance writer for business and higher education.

Plays

  • Moving Parts
    Three people move around and tell us what they’re doing. A director's dream of a script.
  • Losing It
    Dina saves everything she might turn into art. Her partner Kelly is a neat freak. Conflict ensues. Comedy also ensues, in the form of everything in the prop closet.
  • Belly Laughs
    Twenty-somethings Alison and Paula have been dieting together since their high school days. Alison’s friend Char is a picky and faddish eater. Then The Goddess Her Very Large Self appears to Alison with a weird and scary message
  • Studying War
    Three women, three races, three different times. All strangely gathered in a suburban American back yard of today. All struggling with threats to their lives and families. Over hotdogs and beer, they figure out a way to survive.


  • Metaphorical Shoes
    After spending most of her life raising children and wearing sensible shoes, Doris finds her inner goddess in pair of stylish, mile-high heels. Husband Don, whose shoes date from 1958, worries about broken hips and new-fangled notions. A ten minute comedy.

  • Chronic, or, The Thousand Shocks
    Chronic invisible illness. Doesn't matter if you live in 1890, 1950, or 1990, it's no fun. Baffled physicians, struggling families, and the Huckster's wonderful cures battle it out.
  • The Windows
    Ordinary Vannie suddenly becomes obsessed with three paintings of windows. One by one, using all possible means, she acquires them. The result is –magical.
  • Solstice
    On the darkest evening of the year, in the jungle of the homeless, Edie tries to make life bright with candles, even though Joe hates Christmas. Edie keeps trying to make it out of homelessness, but alcoholic Joe has given up -- until tonight, when roles reverse. In this funny, poignant drama, these unlikely comrades briefly understand the miracle of light.
  • Light Show
    Luz and Carey belive in Christmas lights. Jem hates Christmas. The lights have the deciding vote.
  • The Wright Place
    You can choose your house, sometimes you can even choose your family, but you have to choose.
    The only house for Lee is her Nana’s place, where she spent all her no-school summertimes, and Lee puts her life on hold waiting for that perfect home. When Nana dies and Lee’s mother Helen considers selling the Wright place, family indecision becomes a family struggle.
    Meanwhile, Lee’s best friend...
    You can choose your house, sometimes you can even choose your family, but you have to choose.
    The only house for Lee is her Nana’s place, where she spent all her no-school summertimes, and Lee puts her life on hold waiting for that perfect home. When Nana dies and Lee’s mother Helen considers selling the Wright place, family indecision becomes a family struggle.
    Meanwhile, Lee’s best friend Diana goes on a lifelong search for the ideal house and family; a journey that takes her from a hippie farm to a suburban paradise, and from a traveling camper to a church shelter.
    The Wright Place is about our pursuit of the perfect house and home.
    NOTE: This script is published, but the royalties are very low.
  • Consolidating Informational Functionality
    Created to repair the computer that studies the earth’s radiated surface, the Consolidating Informational Functionality Committee succeeds brilliantly—by enveloping every difficulty in a coating of corporate crap.
  • Chimera
    This play is about three women who learn how to live together, or perhaps about one woman who learns to live with herself. And it is about things chimerical--mythical beasts and foolish fancies. The style is fantasy leavened by humor and pragmatism.
  • Gaslit
    In this comedy about corporate life and jargon, Consultant Stephanie discovers that her old UGIC boss Gale is behaving a little—inappropriately. Tasked with competing deliverables and contesting over deep domain expertise, their key collaborative partnership turns into a brawl. But which one is lying?
  • Cora's Mountain
    When the revolution comes to Cora's garden, she uses her unassuming magic to help the cause, and then to deal with the revolution's aftermath.
  • Maize
    Why does a brilliant and well-regarded scientist stop publishing? Faced with a threat to her work and her future, Barbara struggles against her past. A drama about how we can sabotage ourselves, and about the difficulty of being a feminist icon.
  • Spiraling
    A mysterious crate of tribal masks appears in the office of a disaffected academic and her struggling young grad student. In solving the mystery, they discover both the danger, and the renewal, offered by non-Western culture. Meredith hopes that the masks, and their stories, are a ticket out of her hated teaching job. Jill, struggling for meaning in her life, hopes the masks will supply her with a belief in...
    A mysterious crate of tribal masks appears in the office of a disaffected academic and her struggling young grad student. In solving the mystery, they discover both the danger, and the renewal, offered by non-Western culture. Meredith hopes that the masks, and their stories, are a ticket out of her hated teaching job. Jill, struggling for meaning in her life, hopes the masks will supply her with a belief in -- something. Science and spirituality go to war in this drama about responsibility and leaps of faith.