Judges of the Manhattan Monologue Slam are selected based on their expertise in the field of entertainment, film, television and theatre. Judges include: agents, producers, managers, directors, actors, casting directors, teachers, screenwriters and playwrights. If you want to be a judge, email. Below is a list of past and current MMSlam judges.

Jeffrey Richards

(Broadway Producer, "Race", "Spring Awakening", "Talk Radio")

Jonathan Ames
(Screen Writer, "The Extra Man", HBO's "Bored to Death")

Sarah Silverman
(Actor "The Sarah Silverman Program", “The School of Rock”)

James Foley
(Director “Glengarry Glen Ross”)

Jenna Fischer
(Actor, “The Office”)

Dan Bucatinsky

(Actor, Executive Producer, HBO's "The Comeback")

Ed Bennett

(Former CEO VH1, MTV; President Bennett Media Studio)

Susan Batson

(Founder, Black Nexxus)

Sarah Conte

(Casting Director, Central Casting)

Joe Trentacosta

(VP, Springer Associates Broadway PR)

Michael K. Williams

(Actor, HBO's "The Wire")

Leslie Elliard

(Actor, "Barbershop", "Lion King")

Andy Dick
(Actor, “Less Than Perfect”,
“News Radio”)

Noah Emmerich
(Actor, "Truman Show", "Miracle", "Beautiful Girls")

Debra Wilson
(Actor, “MAD TV”)

Joseph Middleton

(Casting Director, “Project Greenlight”, “The Starlet”)

Andrew Asnes

(Broadway Producer, "The Color Purple", "Legally Blonde")

Michael Burns
(Vice Chairman, Lions Gate Entertainment)

Jim Toth
(Talent Agent, Creative Artists Agency)

Tariq Trotter
(Actor, Emcee ‘The Roots’)

Sean Elliott
(Talent Agent, Endeavor)

Paul Caplan-Bennett

(President Emeritus of The Talent Managers Association)

James Gunn
(Screenwriter, “Dawn of the Dead", ”Slither")

Dana Sims

(Agent William Morris for Snoop Dog & Common)

Meredith Jacobson Marciano

(Amerifilm Casting)

Shashi Balooja

(Film Maker, Actor ABC Film and Video)

Ken Dashow

(Actor, DJ Q104.3)

Demian Lichtenstien
(Producer, Director, Writer “3000 Miles to Graceland”)

Joan Rosenberg
(Rosenberg Talent Management)

Robert Russell
(Casting Director, Warner Bros)

Kirsten Ames - Talent Manager- Kirsten Ames Management

Marcia Pendleton, Arts Management, Walk Tall Girl Productions

Ed Aston - Talent Manager - Industrial Artist Management

Joel Carlton, Legit Agent from DGRW (Douglas, Gorman, Rothacker & Wilhelm, Inc)

John Kirby
(Director “The American Ruling Class”)

Richard Stratton
(Ex. Producer "Street Time" & "SLAM")

Tuffy Questell
(TEC Casting)

Robyn Milling
(Entertainment Correspondent)

John Guild Rubin
(LABrynth Theatre)

Hal Gessner

Executive Producer, Creative Dept.,

CBS News

Danny Roth
(Casting House)

Aaron Seals

Ingrid French
(Ingrid French Management)

Jane Bond
(InBond Management)

Craig Holzberg
(HWA Talent Representatives)

David McDermott
(Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum Agency)

Sheldon Zimet
(Top Cat Talent)

David Vaccari
(Bernard Telsey Casting)


Illeana Douglas

(Actor "Ghost World", "Cape Fear", "Good Fellas")

David Anspaugh

(Director "Rudy", "Hoosiers")

Vondie Curtis-Hall
(Actor "Eve's Bayou", Director "ER")

Lucy Sexton

(Director, Spalding Grey's "Stories Left to Tell")

Michael Lehmann

(Director, "Heathers", "The Truth About Cats and Dogs")

Paul Blackthorne

(Actor, "Lipstick Jungle")

Pat Flicker Addiss

(Producer, "39 Steps", "Passing Strange", "Spring Awakening")

Judy Bowman, Casting Director, Judy Bowman Casting

Cheryl King, Director, Cheryl King Productions

Sarah Jackson

(Partner at Seven Summits Pictures and Management)

Joel Carlton, Legit Agent, (Douglas, Gorman, Rothacker & Wilhelm Inc.)

Anthony Grasso, Artistic Director, Breakthrough Studios

Cynthia Katz

(Legit Agent - Artists Group East)

Mark Schoenfeld

(Creator of Broadway Musical "Brooklyn" and Consulting Producer "Rock of Ages")

Jeffrey Driesbach - Film and Broadway Actor

Sherry Eaker - Producer Manhattan Bistro Awards & Editor at Large Back Stage Magazine

Kimberly Graham - Casting Director Judi Henderson Casting

Mig McFarland - Film Maker / Producer

Guy Shahar - Film Maker / Producer

Todd Etelson - Talent Manager - Actors Technique NY


Jodi Collins - Casting Director - Jodi Collins Casting

David Elliott - Casting Agent - Don Buchwald

Karen "Duff" Duffy
(Actor, "Reality Bites", Dumb and Dumber")

Laura Kossoff - Talent Manager/President - Dreamweavers Management

Zev Guber, Film Producer, The Objective

Jeffrey Chrzczon, General Manager, Irish Repertory Theater

Valerie Smaldone

(Mid-Day Host, 106.7 NYC)

Joe Franklin

(TV Talk Show Pioneer)

Brian Robbins

(Ex. Prod. "One Tree Hill")

Penny Arcade

(Warhol Superstar, NYC Performance Art Icon)

Josh Leib

(Showrunner “News Radio”, writer “The Simpsons”)

Van Spurgeon

(Producer “Redemption”)

Arleen Sorkin

(Producer "RFK the Play")

Winship Cook
(Producer "RFK the Play")

Dave Bugliari

(Creative Artists Agency)

Chris Fioto

(Talent Agent, The Gersh Agency)

Evan Hainey

(Talent Manager for Rosario Dawson, Untitled Entertainment)

Kirsten Ames

(Senior Producer, Festival Talent HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival)

JoAnna Beckson
(Neighborhood Playhouse)

Doug Kesten
(Paradigm Talent & Literary Agency)

Ellen Manning
(Gilla Roos Talent Agency)

Stacey Seidel
(Liz Lewis Casting)

Charlie Winfield
(Funny Face Today & Talent Agency)

Kevin Kennison
(Actor, Director, Teacher ABC Film & Video)

Photo Credit: Jason DeBose & Donald Black Jr.