1986 – New York City
Judith Peabody was born in Richmond, Virginia. She attended Hewitt School in New York City, Ethel Walker School in Connecticut, Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania and Columbia University. She then studied at the post-graduate Center for Mental Health in New York City and received a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Counseling. As a counselor, she worked with Reality House and Exodus House, drug rehabilitation centers, The Renegades, an East Harlem youth gang and other groups. She helped found the Writer’s State Company, an off-Broadway production company formed to present the plays of new American writers. Judith Peabody has been a member of the Advisory Board of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, a vice president of the New York Shakespeare Festival (a group she has served since 1964) and a member of the board and volunteer counselor for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. She and her husband, Samuel Parkman Peabody, an educational consultant, have one daughter, Elizabeth Taylor Peabody.