Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"Trudi" a One-Woman Show at Drama Circle @ AOTV Studio January 19

Dickens' Hard Times
"Trudi" a One-Woman Show at Drama Circle  
@ AOTV Studio January 19

“Trudi,” a one-woman variety show with singer-actor-director Trudi Goodman will be the featured presentation at the Drama Circle on Saturday, January 19 at 2:00 pm in the Athol Orange Community Television (AOTV) studio, 163 South Main Street, Athol. Sponsored by the performing arts division of Art for Life, the Drama Circle is dedicated to original works for the stage and screen and is free of charge and open to the public. 

Trudi Goodman

On screen, Goodman performs Roberta Trett in the Ben Affleck directorial debut: Gone Baby Gone (Disney/Miramax).  She also appears in the films:  Grown Ups (Dir. Denis Dugan, Columbia/Sony Pictures), 21 (Dir. Robert Luketic, Columbia/Sony Pictures), The Departed (Dir. Martin Scorsese, Warner Bros.), The Child King (Dir. Frank Kerr, Boston Pictures), Jesus, Mary And Joey (dir. James Quattrochi, Federal Hill Productions), and in Lebensborn (Dir. Joy Park)--for which she additionally created and performed the Yiddish Musical Soundtrack.

Dicken's Hard Times
She has performed her one woman show, The Sunny Side of the Street:  Stories from Real and Unreal Life, and her Yiddish Revue: Die Maase Bukh: The Jewish Experience in Poetry and Song throughout the New England area. Her voice can be heard as Shifra Shapiro in the multi-media exhibit at the Shapiro House/Strawberry Banke Museum, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.Recently, Trudi was seen as Margaret in Daniel John’s original work, Full Figured Woman at the MassArts New Play Festival in October 2012.  She performed as Mrs. Rosa Murillo in Shameless, a Boston Globe Critics Pick of The Week. She also performed as 6 characters, in Charles Dickens' Hard Times, multi-media theatrical event at The Puppet Showplace in Brookline, MA.  This play required Trudi to re-create 6 Dickens characters, ranging in age from 10 years old to early 60s at break-neck speed.
Fire of Life

Goodman is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music (1973), and a graduate of University of Massachusetts at Boston (1984), where she won The Susan Glover Hitchcock Award for Outstanding Musicianship.  She also graduated from The New Theatre Conservatory (1997) with a professional actor certificate.  As a published writer, lyricist and poet, she co-edited and co-managed the independent poetry journal, Zon—Ď, A Feminist Journal for Women and Men (1981-1986).  She was also an editor and writer for local community newspapers and media among these: The Mission Hill Good News and WUMB-AM Radio.  She is a member of SAG-AFTRA (The newly merged Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), Stagesource (The Greater Boston Theatre Alliance) and The National Yiddish Book Center (Amherst, MA).


For further information, contact Genevieve Fraser, the artistic director of the Drama Circle at (978) 544-1872 or email: FraserGenevieve@gmail.com