Mime Time

Performances, Workshops, Residencies, Consultations & Collaborations for:

  • Schools
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Nature Centers
  • Theaters
  • Storytelling Groups
  • Multicultural Festivals
  • Michigan Week
  • March is Reading Month
  • Women's History Month
  • Study of Indigenous Peoples

Professional Highlights

  • Resident Storyteller performing "Likely Stories," a collection of folk tales and current children's books adapted by Ms. Judd. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

  • National Touring Artist instructing teachers in the use of the arts to enhance the early childhood curriculum. Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Vienna, Virginia

  • Teller of Tales in conjunction with programs and exhibits at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Arts, University of Michigan Museum of Art and Toledo Museum of Art

  • Workshop Leader "Teachers and Puppets as Partners: A Hands-On Puppetry Experience to Take Back to the Classroom." Created by Ms. Judd. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC

  • Writer, Director, Producer for three seasons with Meadow Brook Music Festival Children's Concert Series, Rochester, Michigan

  • Artistic Collaborator and Consultant with the Detroit Dance Collective, the Detroit and Warren Symphonies in Michigan and the Windsor Symphony in Ontario, Canada. Ms. Judd has also worked in this capacity in theatre, forensics and language arts departments in schools through the U.S.A, Canada, Ireland, Japan, and Nicaragua.

  • Business Owner 30 years teaching mime, storytelling, puppetry and acting through her company, Beyond Storytelling

  • Matilda Award Recipient for lifelong contribution to the performing arts. Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Rochester, Michigan.

Educational Background


BA English, Secondary Education with Reading Certification
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

Study in Stagecraft, Dance and Early Childhood Education
Wayne State University
Detroit, Michigan

Mime, Circus and Physical Comedy
with Marcel Marceau, Tony Montanaro and John Towsen

Storytelling with Donald Davis, Jackie Torrence and Gamble Rogers

Active Member of

  • National Storytelling Network
  • Puppeteers of America
  • Detroit Puppeteers Guild

Photos by John Sobczk. This website design is an interpretation of a "Beyond Storytelling..." brochure, designed by Andrea Stork. Website construction and code by Slufter Media and Scotty Slade.