| Information supplied by Trudi Goodman, August, 2006:
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Here is a short bio of my work and a picture from a recent production, Charles Dickens' Hard Times.
I am very proud, by the way, to be from Dorchester. I am from the Grove Hall/Franklin Hill Area. I was born in Boston in 1954. At that time, The Grove Hall/Franklin Hill Area was primarily Jewish and Yiddish speaking. I am both.
Where I grew up was Hewins Street, which faces Blue Hill Avenue and The Franklin Park Zoo. At night from my windows in the 1950s I could hear the monkeys in The Monkey House at the Zoo. I used to tell My Dad, that one day I would bring all the monkeys home to their houses. My Dad asked me how I would do this...being a Dorchester/Urban kid... I said , "By trolley car."
Trudi Goodman is a singer, actor, musician, writer, director and producer with over 30 years of Stage and Film performance experience throughout the New England Area. She has created One-Woman Shows for local theatrical venues, including The Freedom Trail Foundation. Her voice can be heard in The Multi-Media Exhibit at The Shapiro House/Strawberry Banke Museum, in Portsmouth N.H.
She performs in a variety of languages: English, Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, French and Italian. In 2002, she performed as Mrs. Rosa Murillo in SHAMELESS, a BOSTON GLOBE CRITICS PICK OF THE WEEK. In 2003, she performed as 6 characters, ages 10-80, in CHARLES DICKENS' HARD TIMES, a multi-media theatrical event at The Puppet Showplace in Brookline, MA. She has also performed in her one-woman show, DIE MAASE BUKH: THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN POETRY AND SONG throughout the New England Area.
Trudi is a published writer, lyricist and poet. She co-edited and co-managed the Independent Poetry Journal, ZONЁ, A FEMINIST JOURNAL FOR WOMEN AND MEN (1981-1986). She was also an editor and writer for Local Community Newspapers and Media among these,
THE MISSION HILL GOOD NEWS and WUMB RADIO. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts at Boston (1984) where she won The Susan Glover Hitchcock Award and The New Theatre Conservatory (1997).
Trudi appears in the 2 recent Independent Films: The Departed (Dir. Martin Scorsese, Warner Bros.) and The Child King (Dir. Frank Kerr, Boston Pictures).
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Created: August 21, 2006 Modified: August 21, 2006