Judith Sloan tells stories about her community where 167 languages are spoken. In 2003 she and her husband Warren Lehrer published Crossing the BLVD a kaleidoscopic view of refugees and new immigrants living in the borough of Queens New York. Since then, Judith has explored new multimedia forms combining fiction and documentary to enable teenagers and women from war torn countries to chronicle their stories. She’s received grants from the Queens Council on the Arts, the NY Council on the Arts Grant and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She and Warren have an artist driven nonprofit organization called Earsay dedicated to workshops, youth programs and cultural dialogue.




 Song Credits

Dance Teacher: Malika Kalontarova  from Crossing the BLVD audio CD- Recorded and produced by Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer. 

If Money Were a Skirt- music and lyrics by Judith Sloan, singer Meah Pace, Music Production Josh Valleau

Listen to Me: developed out of the EarSay workshops with Judith Sloan, Emily Wexler, written by Cheryle Chong and Judith Sloan and sung and arranged by the group. Produced by Judith Sloan (there are two versions use whichever you want.)

What’s Your Status: written and performed by Judith Sloan, music by Taylor Rivelli, Frank London


Judith’s Inspirations

 In 2005 I saw this by the French director: 

Ariane Mnouchkine


In 2020 right before Covid outbreak

I was lucky enough to see Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown

Heather Cox Richardson – American Historian

I usually am more inspired by the visceral feeling in a live theater event but I read this book several years ago and had the same respect for the story and the writing.

Jennifer Clement’s Prayers for the Stolen

Anything by Colson Whitehead.

Each week in Creative Confidential Jude Kampfner chats to an independent professional performance or visual artist about how they survive and thrive. They share details of moving between projects, becoming more entrepreneurial, finding the best opportunities and developing a signature image and style. Her guests range from lyricists to novelists, videographers to sound designers.

A broadcaster, writer and coach, Jude gently probes and challenges her so that whatever your line of creativity you learn from her advice and the experiences of her lively guests.


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