Survival is Insufficient

Joan Kane curated Survival is Insufficient, a series of ten play readings that Ego Actus presented on Zoom The weekly reading series ran through October, November and December in 2020. The award-winning international production company premiered a new Zoom theater festival, Survival is Insufficient, which was presented live every Tuesday night at 7:30 pm Eastern time. 

Joan Kane called this festival Survival is Insufficient because we simply can’t wait for indoor physical theater to return. It’s important that theater artists come together to share our creativity and keep our community alive through whatever safe platforms are available. We’re proud to present these 10 thoughtful and entertaining plays from a roster of outstanding writers, directors and actors which will remind audiences of the timeless wonder of theater.

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The schedule of Survival is Insufficient

Oct 6 Saving Stan by Gary Morgenstein, directed by Joan Kane
Oct 13 Nobody’s Flood by Glenn Alterman, directed by Terry Hanson
Oct 20 Smile Like a Knife by Fengar Gael, directed by Ralph Lewis
Oct 27 All Mothers Were Summoned by Bara Swain, dir. by Kim T. Sharp
Nov 10 As in the Night by Fredrik Brattberg, directed by Bruce A! Kraemer
Nov 17 Dog and Wolf by Catherine Filloux, directed Joan Kane
Nov 24 Pretty Bird by Alina Rios, directed by Joan Kane
Dec 1 Sometimes the Light by Jessica Litwack, directed by Christina Marks
Dec 8 Four Short Plays by Joan Lipkin, directed by Alisa Matlovsky
Dec 15 A Shot Rang Out by Michael Hagins, directed by Akia Squitieri

Each presentation of Survival is Insufficient was promoted with a podcast featuring the director and playwright hosted by Laura Varela. The titles above are links to those podcasts.

At this time Joan Kane is considering the curation of another play reading series that might include plays that reference climate change.