Judy Klass, a playwright, a screenwriter, a songwriter and a novelist, flew out to Boulder, Colo. to see one of her plays come to life at the BolderLife Festival. Living in a Road Movie is a play about a father in denial about being homeless who tries to see living in a van with his two sons more as an adventure than a serious dilemma. The one-act play spans only 10 minutes and takes place in a break room of a big box hardware store between the disillusioned father and his sensible, high school aged son.
The BolderLife Festival pulls talented writers from across the globe to share life experiences, challenges and a community’s impact on arts and education. Ian Gerber, a well-known director in Boulder, helped bring Klass’ story to life.
“I normally wouldn’t fly to see one of my short plays,” said Klass, “but I knew there would be directors for films and plays there, and I was excited to meet them. I am so glad I went. The audience was terrific!”
Klass has written numerous stories and over 25 of her one act plays have been produced around the country. In addition to her short plays, Klass has written a young adult novel, produced a country music album and received an Edgar nomination for one of her full-length plays Cell, which was produced in a mystery festival Owensboro, Kentucky. The Edgar Awards in an annual event honoring the best in mystery fiction and non-fiction every year in New York City. Cell is published by Samuel French.
Klass received her undergraduate degree at Sarah Lawrence and attended Oxford to obtain her Political Science degree. She has been teaching at Nossi College of Art since the summer of 2011. Her classes range from writing to philosophy and history. She currently lives in the Belmont/Hillsboro area in Nashville.
Nossi only hires adjunct instructors to teach its general education and program courses. These instructors bring real world experience to the classroom as they continue to learn in their current careers fields.