February 1, 2023
February 2023 Letter From Judy
In this past year, the JDPP Ensemble and I have been exploring the beauty, power, and wisdom of trees. We have appreciated them viscerally – body to tree bark – in Greater Hartford parks and forests, understanding their healing power, […]
April 1, 2023
April 2023 Letter From Judy
Do you believe in second chances? I do. And my work in Connecticut’s state prisons since 2005 has only strengthened my belief that people deserve a second chance, especially when they demonstrate repeatedly that they are doing so much better […]
May 1, 2023
May 2023 Letter From Judy
On May 7, we completed the seasonal cycle of In the Presence of Trees, developing four incarnations of the piece inspired by the trees in Bushnell Park; Farmington River Park in Bloomfield; Keney Park; and returning for the concluding segment […]
June 1, 2023
June 2023 Letter From Judy
On Sunday afternoon I sat on the lawn of the Butler McCook House in Hartford and took in the captivating energy of the Renaissance Gyal Garden Party—a celebration of Black women makers and doers beautifully conceived by Lauren Horn//Subira Vs […]
July 6, 2023
York Performance Residency Goes Live and In Person!
On June 26 and 28, JDPP celebrated the return of our Performance Residency at York CI for its 18th year, now live and in person again, with two performances—one for women on the compound, DoC administration and outside guests, and […]