Joan Kane directed Ripcord by David Lindsay-Abaire at the Amateur Comedy Club for the Snarks in December, 2019 description A sunny room on an upper floor is prime real estate in the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, so when the cantankerous Abby is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, she has no choice […]

Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara

Ego Actus presented an Equity Showcase Code production of Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara by Fengar Gael, directed by Joan Kane. The show opened November 1, 2018 at HERE Arts Center. Description The witch Sycorax, a character referred to, but never seen, in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, has waited 500 years for the right medium to tell her side […]

The Politics of Gender

Ego Actus and Theater for the New City presented The Politics of Gender, two plays by Mario Fratti, directed by Joan Kane and Janet Bentley. The show opened April 26, 2018 at Theater for the New City. Description The Politics of Gender is an evening of two short plays by Mario Fratti. Jennifer and Cassie is a murder mystery […]

After Life

After Life by Coni Ciongoli Koepfinger, directed by Joan Kane. The show opened August 12th in the 2017 Unfringed Festival at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, NYC and September 7 in The Voir Dire Project at Theater for the New City.  Description After Life turns the apocryphal Biblical story of Adam and Eve upside down […]

Inappropriate Relationship

Inappropriate Relationship by Marcy Lovitch, directed by Joan Kane opened on March 2, 2017 as part of the NYWinterfest Theater Festival a the Hudson Guild Theater, 441 W. 26th Street in New York City. Description Inappropriate Relationship follows the events surrounding an unexpected sexual encounter between Marty, a popular male high school teacher and his […]


Ego Actus presented an Equity Showcase Code production of Gideon by Judith Leora, directed by Joan Kane. The show opened July 1, 2016 at The Paradise Factory in the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Description In Gideon, the existential questions of John Paul Sartre meet the absurdity of Samuel Beckett in the LA apartment of two young […]

Garrett, the Blue Giraffe

Garrett, the Blue Giraffe by Coni Koepfinger, directed by Joan Kane was produced by Sacred Stages llc. The show opened at the Hudson Guild, 44 West 26th St, NYC in the New York Theater Festival on July 20, 2015. Description Dubbed the Velveteen Rabbit for New Age adults, Garrett, the Blue Giraffe is the tale […]

Sweet, Sweet Spirit

MTWorks in association with the Theater Series at the 14th Street Y, presented the world premiere of Sweet, Sweet Spirit by Carol Carpenter, directed by Joan Kane at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th St NYC. The show opened October 10th, 2014. description A West Texas matriarch is enraged by the news that […]


Ego Actus and Scandinavian American Theatre Company presented an Equity Showcase Code production of More by Maria Tryti Vennerød, directed by Joan Kane. The show opened November 13, 2013 at Theater for the New City as Norway Plays: Drama Beyond Ibsen. Description Two young women are playing and one of them gets killed. Could it have been a lesbian […]