Judith Chaffee


Associate Professor Emerita

Boston University

2 Melody Lane
Newbury, MA 01951
United States
617-359-6105

judith@commedia-dell-arte.com
jchaffee@bu.edu

http://commedia-dell-arte.com

http://judithchaffee.com


Biography:

Judith Chaffee, Associate Professor Emerita at Boston University, was head of Movement for the Boston University School of Theatre. A graduate of Skidmore and Smith Colleges, she is an AEA actress, trained in dance and contact improvisation, is yoga RT, and teaches Commedia dell’Arte, neutral mask, meditation and release work, physical theatre, period movement, Viewpoints, Laban, dance, and "choreography and design", a collaborative course with NYCB lighting designer Mark Stanley. She played “Mother” in the PTP and New Repertory productions of <em>Good</em>, was an actor in the Boston Playwright's Theatre One-Minute Play Festival and performed the role of Rose Stanton in the Rasmussen Bros. movie, <em>The Inhabitants</em>. She has created work for theatre companies throughout New England, both choreographing and directing.  In 2011 she was awarded the Boston University Metcalf Cup and Prize for excellence in teaching, and her book, <em>Routledge Companion to Commedia dell’Arte,</em> edited with Olly Crick, is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.



Movement Specialties:

Alignment/Release Work

Bodymind/Somatics

Choreography

Commedia dell'Arte

Composition

Conditioning and Acrobatics

Contact Improvisation

Dance

Devised Theatre

Improvisation/Theatre Games

Laban/Bartenieff

Masks

Movement for the Actor

Period Styles: Acting

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre

Viewpoints

Yoga



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