Event Information
Lifestage, Inc Presents
Crazytown: My First Psychopath
Sunday, May 12, 2013 through Saturday, May 18, 2013

Real-life therapist Jude Treder-Wolff's comic take - and true story - about getting a reality check by way of a dangerous, deceptive person. Working in psychiatry can be kind of wack.

Length: 1 hr 00 mins
Intermission(s): Unknown
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Crazytown: my first psychopath is a storytelling-style show about one woman's quest to stalk, conquer, and convert a psychopath armed only with blind faith, a moral compass and a masters degree in social work.

Okay, that's not true. The truth is this show is about how an actual experience with a psychopathic nun gone wild teaches a young therapist an important lesson in faith-based approaches to therapy. And life itself!!!

Sorry. That's not true either. This show is a comic take - and true story - about how an encounter with a psychopath helps an over-eager therapist get over herself...when nothing else seems to be working.

That last one sounds authentic. It might actually be true. But as Crazytown: my first psychopath reveals, it is amazing how authentic a completely fake person can be.

55% funnier than any other show with the word "psychopath" in the the title, according to research we just made up.

If you've ever wondered "how could things go so wrong when I thought I was so right?" welcome to Crazytown.

Audience reviews say:

"Crazytown is crazy good. Jude Treder-Wolff’s show is brilliant, poignant, and thought-provoking that somehow intertwines hilarious insights. Side splitting funny, not to mention her wonderful voice and the brilliant original music." Debbie Zelizer, PhD

"So real. So honest. Better than most things Off-Broadway!" Gale Citron, MA

"I loved this show. It made me feel appreciated for what I do for a living. Illustrated with warmth and humor the conundrums 'helpers' come up against and that we are human beings too. " Annemarie Corangelo, LCSW

"Fascinating tale of her own transformation during a stressful time in her life. It is touching and humorous and musical. A great combination and totally unique."

Written and performed by Jude Treder-Wolff, Musical direction and songs co-written by Wells Hanley.


"Well-written and funny." -- Back Stage
"Self-medicate with real-life therapist…expect the unexpected! And without the hourly rates."
-- New York Daily News.
"A touch of therapy with a lot of laughs and music seems exactly what the world needs now."
-- Cabaret Scenes
Written and performed by Jude Treder-Wolff
Musical direction and songs co-written by Wells Hanley

An official choice of the 2012 Chicago and San Francisco Fringe Festivals and selected for the 2013 Midtown International Theater Festival, Crazytown: my first psychopath has been in development since 2011 and performed at Broadway Comedy Club, Charles B. Wang Center at Stonybrook University, The Examined Life Conference for medical professionals at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, The Conservatory NJ in Trenton, NJ, ArtSpace in Santa Fe, NM and charity benefits around the country.

Treder-Wolff blogs on the website Funny or Die and Lives In Progress newsletter. She speaks and presents on topics of improvisation, creative thinking, storytelling and comedy for corporations and organizations around the country, gives a monthly presentation on aspects of Emotional Intelligence for Brookhaven National Labs and frequent workshops for staff at the New York Public Library. She is published in the International Journal of Arts & Psychotherapy, Music Therapy Perspectives, Psychodrama Network News and has been interviewed for articles that appeared in Newsday, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times,, LA Times, Women's Day, and Three Village Times. She was interviewed about “The Healing Power of Storyteling” on Annie Abrams Blog Talk Radio show.

How many people in your party need a wheel chair seat?

This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.