This Isn’t Helping
This Isn’t Helping is a storytelling show written and performed by Treder-Wolff – with songs co-written by Wells Hanley – a true, comedic account of a long-time psychotherapist’s struggle against burn-out and the fascinating characters who thought they could help: The highly opinionated life coach, the evangelizing corporate trainer, the New Age healer who was either the most relaxed person you could ever meet or completely high. The North Hollywood Arts District website reviewed a performance of this show as “a voyage of mutual discovery, by Jude and the audience. What she shares and how she shares it is what makes this show so special…This is one woman on stage for over an hour being real and speaking, or sometimes singing, her truth and discovering the things we all search for – Why are we here? What do we need and how can we be better?”
If you have ever found yourself so emotionally exhausted you could not do the thing you love the most, if you wonder whether what we do to make the world better really matters, this show just might help.
This Isn’t Helping was selected for the 2017 Speak Up! Rise Up! Storytelling Festival and performed at the Off-Broadway Connelly Theater in NYC, The Whitefire Solo Theatre Festival in Sherman Oaks, CA, The Tank in NYC and The Performing Arts Studio in Port Jefferson, NY. I
“Self-medicate with real-life therapist Jude Treder-Wolff! Expect the unexpected. And without the hourly rates!” says The New York Daily News. “Uplifting, profound and ultimately very, very funny. I highly recommend that you spend a little time with Jude Treder-Wolff – The doctor is in!!” concludes The North Hollywood Arts District Website.
Jude Treder-Wolff is a writer/performer, singer/songwriter and creative arts psychotherapist. She is host/creator of (mostly) TRUE THINGS, Long Island’s first local storytelling show show featuring true stories – with a twist – told by people from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds that has grown into a monthly cultural event at venues on Long Island and NYC and travels to communities around the country including a teen edition. She has been a featured storyteller on Mortified, Now You’re Talking, The Armando Diaz Experience at The Magnet Theater, The Day I Should Have…at The Tank in NYC, RISK! live show and podcast, Talk Therapy, Take Two Storytelling, Prose Of Pie and many more. Her solo storytelling show Crazytown was selected for the 2013 Midtown International Theater Festival and the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals. Crazytown was performed at The Pit-The Peoples Improv, Actors Theatre Workshop and Broadway Comedy Club in NYC, at The Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University, The Examined Life Conference at The Carver College of Medicine in Iowa City, IA, and The Coservatory NJ in Trenton, NJ.