The Truth About Winnie Ruth Judd

March 14, 2020 to March 15, 2020

by Cathy Dresbach and Ben Tyler

A sensational double murder, a cover-up by power brokers, an implicit prostitution ring – all part of the true story ripped from the headlines - in the small town of Phoenix, AZ in 1931. Winnie Ruth Judd gained notorious worldwide fame as the “Blond Butcher”. The dramatization of her trial on KOY radio blazed the trail for the true crime podcasts of today. Was she a cold-blooded killer? Or simply a scapegoated victim of media exploitation? Find out The Truth About Winnie Ruth Judd because, after all, it’s a sin to tell a lie.

The Artists

Cathy Dresbach
As Playwright
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Ben Tyler
As Playwright
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Jenny Millinger
As Dramaturge
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Kate Haas
As Winnie Ruth Judd
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Gene Gansle
As Jack Williams
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Katie McFadzen
As Actor Two
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Jodie Weiss
As Actor Three
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Jesse James Kamps
As Actor Four
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Michael Bailey
As Actor Five
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The Artists

Cathy Dresbach
As Playwright
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Ben Tyler
As Playwright
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Jenny Millinger
As Dramaturge
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Kate Haas
As Winnie Ruth Judd
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Gene Gansle
As Jack Williams
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Katie McFadzen
As Actor Two
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Jodie Weiss
As Actor Three
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Jesse James Kamps
As Actor Four
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Michael Bailey
As Actor Five
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Creative Team

Cathy Dresbach  —  Playwright
Ben Tyler  —  Playwright
Debra K. Stevens  —  Director
Jenny Millinger  —  Dramaturge
Michelle Elias  —  Stage Manager

Cast

Kate Haas  —  Winnie Ruth Judd
Gene Gansle*  —  Jack Williams
Jon Gentry  —  Actor One
Katie McFadzen  —  Actor Two
Jodie Weiss  —  Actor Three
Jessie James Kamps  —  Actor Four
Michael Bailey  —  Actor Five
Kari Litteer  —  Stage Directions Reader

*Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors & stage managers in the U.S.