Playwriting

Adaptation of Miss Mary’s Room by George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos

from short story to radio.
July 2107 broadcast BBC Radio 4

Adaptation of String Music by George Pelecanos

From short story to radio
Broadcast 2016 BBC Radio 4.

Amah in the Bathtub
by Judith Kampfner

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The lives of British colonial women in 1960s Singapore seems charmed because they have so much freedom but they may be unaware of problems back in their homes that cause both children and servants to suffer.

This playscript has a reworked staged version.

This play was part of the South East Asian Arts Festival (S.E.A ARTS FEST) in London Oct 2014.

On BBC Radio 4.

For audio, please go to https://soundcloud.com/judithkampfner

Unfinished Business by Judith Kampfner

It could happen to any of us. What happens when you google your lost father and end up on an adventure that grips you by the throat.

Judith worked with original material I had created to write a play. She was enthusiastic but sensitive so I was comfortable to hand over to the material to her without restriction. My trust in her artistic judgement and her compassion proved to be sound and I was proud for my writing to have inspired her to write and produce a radio play. What was particularly moving was a letter from a listener, who told me just how much the play had meant to him.

Dan Re’em

This playscript has a reworked staged version.

On BBC Radio 4.

For audio, please go to https://soundcloud.com/judithkampfner

Warrior Class by Kenneth Lin, adapted for radio by Judith Kampfner

I adapted Warrior Class by Kenneth Lin for radio. A play that ran at Second Stages theater in New York with David Rasche as a party manager, Louis Changchien as a Chinese Republican aspiring politician and Katherine Powell as his ex girlfriend.

On BBC Radio 4.

For audio, please go to https://soundcloud.com/judithkampfner

Slaughterhouse Thirty Thousand by Mike Walker and Judith Kampfner

After an activist teenager stages a protest at a pig slaughter house in North Carolina, the owners close it down and the people she was trying to help get deported.

On BBC Radio 4.

For audio, please go to https://soundcloud.com/judithkampfner

Forever Mankind by Judith Kampfner and Jonathan Mitchell

President Nixon wrote a eulogy in case the first moon landing ended in a disaster. What if it had? What would have happened to a subsequent mission?

On BBC Radio 4.

For audio, please go to https://soundcloud.com/judithkampfner

Henry Darger Is by Judith Kampfner
Henry Darger Is by Judith Kampfner

Image provided by Kiyoko Lerner

Photo: Greg Lord