Judith Robbins Rose
About Judith Robbins Rose
In addition to being an award-winning novelist,
Judy’s the former Executive Director of the Colorado Dramatists and a past member of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Playwrights’ Forum. She's taught seminars on playwriting and marketing for playwrights, and served as a dramaturge for new theatrical works. Most recently she wrote and directed an Art-In-The-Park touring comedy, featuring middle grade students and funded by a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District in metro Denver.
You don’t have to be right all the time to be a mentor. Maybe it’s better if you’re not.
Just be somebody who cares about a kid. You don’t have to care about every kid. Just care about one.
A sometime standup comedienne, Judy was favorably compared with another unknown at the time—Roseanne Barr—by the Comedy Works in Denver. Judy was once the college acting partner of Weird Al Yankovic. She was taught to write comedy by television writer Danny Simon, who is credited with teaching the art of creating humor to his younger brother—playwright Neil Simon—and filmmaker Woody Allen.
Judy received a regional Emmy nomination, various honors for diversity programming, and has been recognized multiple times by the Denver Advertising Federation and the Public Relations Society of America. She was named winner of the Americana National Playwriting Competition, and has won playwriting contests in Denver, Oklahoma City and Norfolk, Virginia. Her work has been seen by audiences in dinner theatres, universities and community theatres across the U.S.
She graduated Cum Laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, having received the departmental honor for Journalism. Judy lives in the Denver metro area where she volunteers as the lead fundraiser to develop a women's clinic and pediatric unit in Ouagadougou (West Africa), and as a teacher of writing, especially for Title 1 schools.