Born in Chicago, JUDY VERAMENDI studied for years in Argentina and Spain. She graduated from the University of Navarra in Pamplona with a thesis about Delmira Agustini. Author of more than twenty books of legends, short stories, and textbooks, Judy received an MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College, where she also has taught. She was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant to research Agustini, which resulted in the creation of her first play and novel, The Empty Chalices. Subsequently she received a follow-up Fulbright and two Illinois Arts Council grants to attend productions and book launches of her play and novel in Uruguay (2003) and Argentina (2004). The U.S. premiere in both English and Spanish took place at the Aguijón Theater, Chicago, in Spring 2003. She has had two productions in association with the Next Theatre (Evanston): The Empty Chalices (2005) and Hall of Hungry Ghosts (2007), her second play about the dirty war in Argentina and a missing family. (www.judyveramendi.com)
The Empty Chalices, Drama, 3W/4M.
Hall of Hungry Ghosts, Drama, 4W/4M
The Rabbi's Daughter and the Runaway Irishman, Drama, 4W/4M