Judi Lewis Ockler is an actor, physical comedienne, stunt performer, and director.
As an actor, she has several regional and New York credits, including the title roles in Peter Pan, Sylvia, and Barefoot in the Park. Her work as a stunt performer has put her on dozens of film and TV sets, including 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, Gotham, The Wolf of Wall St, Enchanted, and Across the Universe.
She is an original member of Kendall Cornell’s Clowns Ex Machina, a critically acclaimed, all woman clown troupe performing in New York City since 2005, creating special commissioned pieces for Cirque Du Soliel & La Mama Etc.
She teaches stage combat and clown at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, NYC. Her workshops in stage combat, clown, theater sports, and improvisation are held on a regular basis in the tri-state area, through organizations such as Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Pro-Musica Tours, Broadway Teaching Group.
Judi has over 15 years experience as a special events entertainer and producer, working with Marla Mase and Party Poopers! Her show The Pirate Circus! with fellow buccaneer David Engel was named 'best pirate party in Manhattan' by New Yorker magazine.
Judi premiered Rock n’ Roll Mother Goose! at the Midtown International Theater Festival, NYC in 2015, and has been touring the tri-state area and beyond, including an encore run at MITF spring 2016. A new, rockin’ version of the show premiered September 2016 at the New York Clown Theatre Festival, in Brooklyn, NY.