Judith Pratt, Writer

I’ve been an actor, director, theatre professor, journalist, critic, and playwright. Recently, I’ve turned to writing stories and novels. The Dry Country is on Amazon. Siljeea Magic has been published by Black Rose Writing and is on Amazon.
I have taught theatre classes at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Ithaca College, and Wells College. As a theatre critic, I’ve written for the Ithaca Journal and the Lansing Star.
My plays have been produced in Ithaca, New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City MO, Austin TX, and Cape Town South Africa. Most recently, Maize won the SciArts at Louisiana State University Playwriting Prize, 2019, was a semi-finalist for the 2019 Mach 33: Caltech/Pasadena Playhouse Festival of New Science-Driven Plays, and a 2019 TRU Play Reading Series Finalist.
Although much of my directing has been focused on new plays by local writers, I've directed The Mikado and Princess Ida for the Cornell Savoyards. As an actor, my most recent role was Flute/Thisbe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

LISTEN! I read my monologue,Vannie's Windows, for The Marsh, San Francisco.



I write stories.

     I write them as plays.

     I write them as novels.


It's all in the stories.


More in my blog.


I've been an actor, director, teacher, and freelance writer. Writing plays and novels brings all those experiences together.