Judy Tate,  director of Asylum Productions, LLC, is a four-time Emmy award winning writer, a producer, actor and Teaching Artist.  She has been a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre for over 20 years.  Her plays, productions and/or workshops include Fast Blood (EST, Passage Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Lark, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Civic Ensemble summer 2018); Slashes of Light (EST Going to the River, CAP21, The Black and Latino Playwrights festival and The Kitchen Theatre); Sex in the Kitchen (EST Octoberfest 2010, CAP21 2011-12) ,  The Point and  Mistaken for Genius (The Women’s Project Lab)  and In the Parlour (Civic Ensemble/the Kitchen Theatre). 

Theatre awards include: Manhattan Theatre Club playwriting fellowship; the New Professional Theatre Playwriting Award;  and the 2011 Women in Arts and Media Collaboration  Award (honored finalist).   Her television writing includes Another World, Days of Our Lives and As the World Turns.  She’s won 4 daytime Emmys and a Writers’ Guild of America award. She is the producing artistic director of The American Slavery Project and the founding artistic director of Stargate Theatre Company a work-readiness theatre project for court-involved young men produced by Manhattan Theatre Club's education program.