Judith Cockman is a writer and actor. She studied at the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Art and has performed in Stratford, Montreal, Toronto and Los Angeles. She co-founded and directed The Roadside Stage in her youth, a theatre and acting school in the historic Town Hall near Kleinburg; and founded and produced the Roaring Truth Theatre in Regent Park for youth 15 – 25 in the mid 2000’s, mentoring in all aspects of theatre production. She co-wrote two productions with the company: My Loss is Our Loss, performed to a full house at the Gladstone Hotel; and Collapse, which received a staged reading at the rock paper sistahz festival.
During her years in Los Angeles in the late ‘90’s she was accepted as a writer, performer and director into both the Playwrights’ Kitchen Ensemble and Theatre West, where her play Heavens! received a staged reading to an enthusiastic full house.
Her feature articles have been published in Canada and the U.S, including The Toronto Star, The Sun, Playback, Kidscreen, Animation World Magazine and AV Video Multimedia.
Her television credits include the National Prime Time television comedy series Out There, and research & writing as Associate Producer on several Discovery Channel documentaries. She received the Gold Plaque at the 1996 Chicago International Film Festival, as co-writer of Donna Davey’s documentary Helen Lucas: Her Journey, Our Journey. Currently, her one-hour Dramatic Television Series that she created & wrote – REBEL – is in pre-production.
Judith wrote, produced and performed four Toronto Fringe Festival works-in-progress – all of which generated heated discussion. She tackles the subject of power in her plays. The abdication of it. The abuse of it. The reclamation of it. Religion comes under the magnifying glass on occasion too. She has three plays registered with the Playwrights Guild of Canada:
Ok God, Get Off the Pot
Mary Magdalene Kissed God