Freedom Summer

Joan Kane directed an Equity Showcase Code production of Freedom Summer was presented by Theater for the New City and produced by Ego Actus with performances June 8 to June 25, 2023Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pmat Theater for the New City 155 First Avenue, NYC 10002 description This latest play by Toby Armour […]

Silent Sky

Joan Kane directed Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson at the Amateur Comedy Club for the Snarks in November, 2022. description Silent Sky is based on real female pioneers. Henrietta Leavitt, an intelligent, educated woman enthralled by astronomy, and excited to be hired to work in Harvard’s Observatory, comes to Cambridge full of expectations. But, this is the early 1900s. The women astronomers at […]

Susan B.

Susan B. Anthony recounts her life struggles and political maturation in the context of a press interview with Nellie Bly, the famed reporter who was a pioneer of investigative journalism. In a time of deliberate campaigns of voter suppression through a variety of means, women’s rights are increasingly under attack. All of which makes it […]

Almost 13

Almost 13, 2022 EdFringe See our short promo video here. REVIEWS “Kane is an engaging storyteller who convincingly embodies the various characters” ***** Five Stars  by Adam Thornton in Wee Review “This is visceral, credible and well written drama, documentary delivered in part-fictional style through character acting, storytelling, occasional heart-breaking humor and a life-affirming message […]

Almost 13 in 2021

Ego Actus presented Almost 13 inn 2021, written and performed by Joan Kane and directed and designed by Bruce A! Kraemer at The Episcopal Actors Guild in October 2021. These are the memories of a young girl’s hot, sweaty summer in Brooklyn. Can she survive being caught between a disintegrating family at home and racial […]

Asking Strangers The Meaning of Life

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, The Snarks could not produce a play in their home theater, so they produced Asking Strangers The Meaning of Life by William Missouri Downs by shooting it on Zoom directed by Joan Kane and edited by Peter Clayton. It was debuted on April 11, 2022 on Broadway On Demand. Cast Franz Kafka…………………………..Kathleen Moore Writer……………………………………………….Pat […]

Diva Therapy

Joan Kane directed a Zoom reading of Diva Therapy by John Mark Lucas. It was presented on June 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm as part of the Theater for the New City On The Air Series This is a new version that Mr. Lucas has developed following our live action reading, also directed by Joan Kane at […]

Women Playing Hamlet

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, The Snarks could not produce a play in their home theater, so they produced Women Playing Hamlet by William Missouri Downs by shooting it on Zoom directed by Joan Kane and edited by Nick Palladino. It was presented May 5 to May 9, 2021 on Broadway On Demand. description […]