A nationally renown artist, Judith's traditional and original stories have received standing ovations on stages as far ranging as the Montreal Comedy Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, The National Storytelling Festival, and the Disney Institute. She is the recipient of the, Oracle Circle of Excellence, Parents Guide to Children's Media, Parents Choice, The Cable Ace, Storytelling World, New England Emmy (nominated), Springfield Cable Endowment, Fifth National Invitational Storytelling Championship and many other awards. Judith was a founder and ten year board member of The Three Apples Storytelling Festival, and co-produce Storytellers in Concert, the first and longest running storytelling series for adults in the nation. She has a writers eye for character and plot, and an actresses ability to capture the idiosyncratic nuances that take a character from a two-dimensional world into your hearts and minds.
The Improper Bostonian
"Judith Black is like a repertory company of one....She wittily conveys the trials and tribulations of one of life's trickiest passages, negotiating our parents' sometimes long and winding ending."
She has developed full length theatrical presentations tackling topics from Alzheimer's disease and 'end of life' care to managing romantic relationships, all with a humor that enables listeners to embrace the profound through laughter.
The Boston Globe:
"Black has culled the minefields of childhood and elevated them through her storytelling to a level of universal experience that is not only painful and poignant, but gut-wrenchingly hilarious." (Adult Children of ...Parents)
The Boston Phoenix:
"Her sympathetic persona is a cross between Lily Tomlin and Woody Allen, the hard edge of feminist certitude cushioned by self-deprecating humor that never slides into self hatred." (Banned in the Western Suburbs)
Her award winning original stories, based both in our national history and reflecting contemporary life, have been commissioned by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Emergency Room Pediatric Nurses Association of Ct., The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Public Radio, The Artist's foundation, The U.S.S. Constitution Museum,The U.S. Department of Forestry, the North Shore Symphony and others. Her work is available on her 9 award winning Cds, audio and video tapes. A graduate of Wheelock College and now an adjunct faculty member of Lesley University, here she has, for 20 years, taught educators how to use storytelling in the classroom. For more information about Judith's work go to;