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Actor and playwright Holland Hudson (b. 1889) was best known for his pantomime The Shepherd in the Distance, which garnered much attention in the early days of the Washington Square Players. The play was technically experimental, and one reviewer marveled that "the actors mimed always in profile and grouped themselves so skillfully that the stage at any moment was a bold poster in black and white." The piece was included in Frank Shay's Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays in 1920 and became a popular choice for little theater productions nationwide. Hudson continued to write and direct plays into the 1920s.
A playbill from the Washington Square Players' 1917 season
This Washington Square Players playbill credits Holland Hudson as a member of the producing staff. Hudson also variously served as managing director and sometime actor until the dissolution of the Players in 1919.