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 […]

Almost 13 in 2019

Joan Kane performed her autobiographical play, Almost 13 in the United Solo Festival where it sold out. The script was originally started at the LaMama Playwriting Symposium in Umbria, Italy. Almost 13 is a solo adaptation of the memories of a young girl’s hot, sweaty summer in Brooklyn. Can she survive being caught between a […]

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 […]