About Bob Jude Ferrante

Bob Jude Ferrante is a writer, designer & producer who:

Everything we communicate in the physical and digital realm is Story.

Stories link up structure. To understand. To remember. To tie it up and pass it on. In all its complexity. With all its properties. With all its feelings. They drive humanity’s progress.

Stories are our best revenge.

Books and Music

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 Twinges from the Fringe: CoverA New Theory of Vision CoverBuffoon Piece CoverWe Are Now Album Cover

music

We Are Now: Original Cast Album (iTunes | Amazon)

plays (comedies)

1: Hemlock, a Greek Diner Tragedy (read: kindle | paperback)

2: subCity (read: kindle | paperback)

3: Twinges from the Fringe: short comedies (read: kindle | paperback)

4: A New Theory of Vision, a comedy (read: kindle | paperback)

5: The Buffoon Piece (read: kindle | paperback)

6: The New Life, a sci-fi fantasia (read: kindle | paperback)

7: We Are Now (read: kindle | paperback)

8: Eve of Crimes (coming to kindle | paperback)

9: Light Matters: One-Acts and Shorts (coming to kindle | paperback)

Important: Play performance rights – either professional or amateur – are not included in book purchase. Contact bobjude@sanctuarytheatre.org for information about performance rights.

scenes, anthologies & excerpts

The Best Stage Scenes of 2000

The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 2000

The Best Stage Scenes of 1999

The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 1999

The Best Stage Scenes of 1997

The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 1996

The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1996

The Best Stage Scenes of 1996

 

Resume: Playwright

Bob Jude Ferrante playwright bobjudeferrante@gmail.com

productions

Original script Presented
We Are Now: a comedy about the future of us
full-length
NYC Off-Broadway
Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre (October-November 2012)
A New Theory of Vision
full-length
NYC Off-Broadway
Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre (April 2009)
The New Life: a fantasia on future themes
full-length
NYC Off-Broadway
Commissioned by Praxis Theatre Project, NYC (March 2004)
Twinges from the Fringe
full-length
NYC Off-Broadway
ANY Theatre Co, NYC (July 1999)
Shooting Star Theatre, NYC  (August 2002)
Regional
Streetlight Productions, NYC (May 2002)
International
KIMEP English Language Theatre, Kazakhstan (Jan 2002)
Staged reading
78th  Street Theatre Lab, NYC (April 1996)
Men’s
one-act
NYC Off-Broadway
The Luminous Group, NYC (August 2001)
Regional
Main Street Arts Center, Nyack NY (June 2000)
College
St. Andrew’s College Aurora, ON (May 2001)
Scene Analysis for Fun & Profit
10 minute
Awards
Finalist, Heideman award, Actors Theatre of Louisville (2003)
NYC Off-Broadway
Incumbo Theatre Co. (Sept 2004)
Regional
Heartlande Theatre Co, Ann Arbor MI (Jan 2002)
Sauk Theatre, Jonesville MI (May 2002)
Herring Run ArtsFest, Middleboro MA (Sept 2004)
L’Audience
10 minute
Regional
Sauk Theatre, Jonesville MI (May 2003)
SubCity
full-length
NYC Off-Broadway
4Play Festival, NYC (Sept 2000)
Staged readings
78th  Street Theatre Lab, NYC (Apr 1998)
Dramatists Guild, NYC (Oct 1999)
FatChance Readings Series, NYC (Dec 1999)
Abingdon Theatre Company, NYC (Jul 2000)
Hemlock: a Greek Diner Tragedy
full-length
Regional production
Extra Virgin Theatre Company, Dallas TX (July-August 1997)
Staged reading
78th Street Theatre Lab, NYC (Sept 1997)
Tragedy: a Comedy
one-act
NYC Off-Broadway
Emergence Theatre Company, NYC (April 2002)
Flowers of War
full-length
NYC Off-Broadway
MOSAIC Productions, NYC (Oct-Nov 1992)
The Buffoon Piece: a serious comedy
full-length
Staged reading
78th  Street Theatre Lab, NYC (Nov 1998)

 publications

Material Published in
We Are Now: a comedy about the future of us Amazon: kindle | paperback
The New Life: a fantasia on future themes Amazon: kindle | paperback
Hemlock: a Greek Diner Tragedy Amazon: kindle | paperback
subCity Amazon: kindle | paperback
Twinges from the Fringe: Short comedies Amazon: kindle | paperback
A New Theory of Vision: a comedy Amazon: kindle | paperback
The Buffoon Piece: a serious comedy Amazon: kindle | paperback
Fun City (from Twinges) Monologues 2 Minutes & Under, Smith & Kraus
Poem She Said Poems for Peace, About.com
Scene Analysis for Fun & Profit (from Twinges) The Best Stage Scenes 2000, Smith & Kraus
Men’s (from Twinges) The Best Stage Scenes 2000, Smith & Kraus
Pompei (from Twinges) The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2000, Smith & Kraus
Article: Ozymandias WirelessReport.net, industry website
Memory Motel (excerpt) The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 1999, Smith & Kraus
The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 1999,
Smith & Kraus
Sinatragate (from Twinges) The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 1999, Smith & Kraus
subCity (excerpt) The Best Stage Scenes 1997, Smith & Kraus
The Buffoon Piece (excerpt) The Best Stage Scenes 1997, Smith & Kraus
Fun City (from Twinges) The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 1996, Smith & Kraus
Atlantis, The Lost Continent (from Twinges) The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 1996, Smith & Kraus

 

Hemlock, a Greek Diner Tragedy (excerpt) The Best Stage Scenes 1996, Smith & Kraus
Short story: Dog Beach Noir Mechanics, art & literature magazine

associations

Member of the Dramatists Guild Inc; Faculty, New England Youth Theatre; Member, CircumArts Inc.; Member, NYFA; Member, The Field; Executive Director, Sanctuary: Playwrights Theatre; former Managing Director, NY Play Development LLC

Resume: Software

Bob Jude Ferrante

Skills

  • 20+ years experience at industry-leading software firms
  • Created & manage product families with over $50M annual revenue
  • Responsible for staffing, planning, profitability
  • Expert in agile development & user-centered design
  • Extensive knowledge of Web, Java, Windows, Mobile and server programming, agile methodology, and solutions delivery
  • Peerless written and verbal communications skills

Work Experience

Dec 2001-Present Senior Director, WebFOCUS Products
INFORMATION BUILDERS, New York, NY
Direct responsibility for multi-product software team that develops IB’s Business Intelligence products, including both Web and native Mobile delivery platforms and apps.
Supervise overall vision and product architecture, development and life cycle, code reviews, quality control, on-time delivery, product positioning, messaging & training.
Staff works in multiple languages (Java, Objective C, JavaScript, & SQL), building server-side, web-side, and native client components for iOS & Android.
Solutions are designed for Cloud-based multi-tenancy & NLS/NLV. Platform spans from Data Access metadata through ETL, consolidation, presentation, and delivery, using many standard Open Source frameworks (AngularJS, jQuery, Batik, etc.); across all major OS platforms.
Oct 1997-December 2001 Director, WebFOCUS Desktop Products
INFORMATION BUILDERS, New York, NY
Operational responsibility for 20-member division in product management, technical, training, customer support and process/production/operations. Responsible for 100% on-time delivery of products and projects, and division profitability. Direct total product life cycle (research, design, programming, QA, marketing, and deployment) for WebFOCUS Desktop, a reporting and business intelligence product suite for the Web and Microsoft Windows.
July 1994-Oct 1997 Vice President/Senior Product Manager, PC Products
DONOVAN DATA SYSTEMS, New York, NY
Responsible for product vision, identity, marketing, usability, documentation, packaging. Coordinate resources, staffing and scheduling for team of six developers, three writers, four QA and various support staff.
Jan. 1990- July 1994 Technical Writer/PC Product Design Consultant
DONOVAN DATA SYSTEMS (now MediaOcean), New York, NY
Writer/editor of marketing materials, documentation, instructional guides and online help for PC software and server systems; consult company-wide in software usability, life cycle, standards and design. Manage team of 4 writers.
Sept. 1987-Dec. 1990 Product Support Specialist
DONOVAN DATA SYSTEMS (now MediaOcean), New York, NY
Trained/supported users of online system for buying and evaluating TV and Radio spots and performed QA tasks and planning.

Platforms/Languages

  • Platforms: PC/Windows, Linux, Unix, OSX, Mobile (iOS, Android, Windows)
  • Programming: Web Standards, AngularJS/jQuery/JavaScript, Java, C++, VB/Windows API, XSL, HTML/CSS, SQL, 4GLs
  • Languages: Speak/write German & Spanish, some Italian & French

Education

BA English, Kenyon College