Joanne Hudson’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S., most often in New York City. As a Fulbright Scholar in creative writing, she traveled to Iceland to write a play about a scientist who loses her ethics and finds her humanity, “unbidden,” now included in the literature of the Westmann Islands, housed at the Vestmannaeyjar Iceland Library. While there, she was commissioned by the library to write a children’s play on the 1627 Algerian pirate raid on Iceland, “The Absolutely, Positively True Tale of Floki & Loki.” Joanne’s plays have been commissioned, developed and produced by Huntington Theatre Co., Boston Playwrights Theatre, HERE Arts Center, The Collective Unconscious, Z-Space, East River Commedia, SIPA (School of International Public Affairs at Columbia University), Keeler Tavern Museum, Iceland Fulbright, Vestmannaeyjar Iceland Library and others. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts where she was the recipient of the Brander Matthews Theatre Scholarship. She has taught acting and playwriting to middle & high school students in Harlem & the Bronx as well as Bedford Hills and Katonah, NY. She is the founder of the Ridgefield Independent Film Festival (RIFF) where she serves on the advisory board. Currently she is working on creating a film of her play DAUGHTER and will be performing other work at Thrown Stone’s Expressing Motherhood event in Ridgefield CT in July.