The Lunch and Judy Show: ‘A Special Interview with Ronald Rand’ by Judy Stadt

I am the host and creator and writer and editor of The Lunch and Judy Show. For four years – every week – DCMTA’s Joel Markowitz  and I have been schmoozing for 4 years about theatre in DC, Philly and NYC and other things…like what was happening in our lives. Joel calls it ‘free therapy.’ It’s a blast schmoozing together every week, and I am so honored to bring you The Lunch and Judy Show on DC Theater Arts. And enjoy my new column on DCMTA called Judyisms

A Special Interview with Ronald Rand-LISTEN HERE.

Internationally acclaimed performing artist/playwright/educator, Ronald Ran has performed his celebrated play,Clurman’s Life of Passion across 20 countries and 17 states. (14th year) Off-Broadway twice, in London, Paris, Athens, New Delhi, Mumbai, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, & most recently at Kathmandu’s International Theatre Festival, Zimbabwe’s BAFA International Arts Festival (First American Artist); “Voices of History” International Theatre Festival-Vologda, Russia (First American Artist), Palace of Culture in Minsk, Belarus; MERCOSUR International Theatre Conference-Paysundu, Uruguay; Kerala’s International Theatre Conference, many universities, colleges in 17 states across America. Upcoming performances: include India, Cuba. Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt. Off-Broadway debut: Julius Caesar at BAM with Richard Dreyfuss. New York appearances include Hamm in Endgame, directed by Joseph Chaikin, Perfect Crime, Servant of Two Masters, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He toured for five months throughout Europe as the Fool in King Lear. Mr. Rand’s plays include LET IT BE ART!, A System of Government, Consequences, Ode to the Moon, The Site of Human Life, and The Group! about the famed Group Theatre, The Great Society, and IBSEN.

Ronald Rand As Harold Clurman.
Ronald Rand As Harold Clurman.

Ronald is the Founder & Publisher of “The Soul of the American Actor,” (10th year – the only Art Theatre Newspaper in North America. His book, Acting Teachers of America published by Random House. Adjunct Professor of Acting & Directing at Pace University in New York City. Mr. Rand has taught at over 75 universities, festivals, conferences, and schools around the world. Mr. Rand co-wrote the screenplay THE GROUP about The Group Theatre, collaborating with Joan Micklin Silver. Mr. Rand mentors include Stella Adler, Harold Clurman, Bobby Lewis, Joseph Chaikin, and Jerzy Grotowski. Member: The Actors Studio Playwright/Directors Unit and The Dramatists Guild.

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Judy Stadt
Currently Judy is the Producer and on air host of THE LUNCH & JUDY SHOW heard locally on several internet networks: Original stories and music plus informal chats with celebrities from Broadway, Film & Television. Ms. Stadt wrote, Produced and Starred in: MOTHERS, SECOND CHANCES, A RECIPE FOR INTRIGUE, BORN TO ENTERTAIN, THE OLD SPICE GIRLS & WRITING IS MURDER! The Judy Stadt Combo performs in nite clubs and restaurants throughout the tri-state area.Judy produced the first (ONLY) Dinner theatre in Rockland County at Casa Mia Manor House, Blauvelt NY presenting her plays and musicals entertainment to thousands of Seniors throughout the tri-state area.Ms. Stadt has had major acting roles in more than 80 plays throughout the tri-state area.


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