Black, Judith

Marblehead, MA

Judith Black, one of America’s foremost storytellers, retelling history from new perspectives, tickling familial dysfunction, offering ironic explorations of aging, and most recently turning her skills towards our disrupted climate. As a Wheelock College graduate and former teacher she is able to draw storytelling through the educational landscape, showing its profound uses in cognitive, emotional, and social learning. Her work for adults has been featured twelve times at the National Storytelling Festival and on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to the Art Museum of Cape Town, SA. She is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel, the Brother Blue and Ruth Hill Award and many others. Her work in theaters across the nation has received rave reviews:

“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.” The Boston Globe

“Black’s one woman show, Retiring the Champ, is about redemption…also like all of Black’s tales, filled with laughter.”
North Shore Sunday

“This is the thinking woman’s version of Menopause: The Musical,…..Black is a warm and dynamic storyteller…with a wry sense of humor………. Smart and undeniably funny, That Fading Scent… is a great example of the power of storytelling.” The Orlando Sentinel
Locally she sings with Calla Lilly, is active in Rotary,, Sustainable Marblehead, and organic gardening.
She teaches two classes annually:
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