Abady taught theater at Bennington College and was head of the theater program at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts before she began her professional career as the artistic director of the Berkshire Theater Festival (in Stockbridge, Massachusetts). She opened the season at the Cleveland Play House with a revival of Born Yesterday, starring Ed Asner and Madeline Kahn, a production that moved to Broadway.
Abady also did film work, including, with the generous assistance provided by an American Film Institute grant, To Catch a Tiger. To Catch a Tiger was a short film, which had been inspired by the life of Nina Friedman Abady, Abady's own mother. She later co-produced a film remake of A Raisin in the Sun, which starred Esther Rolle and Danny Glover.
- Member, League of Professional Theatre Women
- Josephine Abady obituary @ Playbill.com
- New York Times obituary
- League of Professional Theatre Women: The Josephine Abady Award Retrieved January 25, 2013