Therapist Jude Treder-Wolff’s one-woman show ‘This Isn’t Helping’ is actually helping

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Comedic look at getting ‘unstuck’ at Whitefire Theatre Solofest Thurs., Jan. 25

“Self-medicate with real-life therapist Jude Treder-Wolff. Expect the unexpected! And without the hourly rates!” -New York Daily News.

If you have ever experienced stagnation in work, family, relationships – whatever – make it a point to catch This Isn’t Helping at the Whitefire Theatre Solofest.

Creator Jude Treder-Wolff performs her hilarious one-woman show on Thursday, January 25 at 7pm. A comedy infused with serious undertones and accented with original music by Treder-Wolff and lyricist Wells Handly, it is an account of her struggle against burn-out, and her quest to find the most effective form of therapy. Along the way, she encounters a myriad of bizarre characters who believe they all have the answers, only to prompt Jude to realize “This Isn’t Helping!”

Treder-Wolff is no stranger to the art of healing. A licensed clinical social worker and creative arts therapist, she uses improvisation and comedic skills to break down barriers. By getting groups involved through improvisation, games and exercises, she guides them to connect with each other, and to get in touch with their own strengths. She now trains other therapists and teachers in her methods.

A resident of Long Island, New York, she has created such iconic shows as Crazytown and (Mostly) True Things.

This Isn’t Helping was selected for the 2017 “Speak Up, Rise Up” Storytelling Festival, and for good reason. We can all identify with the need to become “unstuck” at some point in our lives.

Treder-Wolff and her outlandish characters fill the stage to the brim. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and most of all, This Isn’t Helping will allow you to breathe deeply.

Whitefire Theatre is located at 13500 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. Tickets can be purchased online at


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Laura Voeth has worked for some of L.A.’s most prestigious restaurants. In 2002, she began reviewing restaurants for Beverly Hills-based “Women On Top” magazine. She is also a freelance writer.

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