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 […]

No Fall My Hand

Joan Kane directed No Fall My Hand by Amy Losi at Theater 54 in Shetler Studios in the 2020 Strawberry Short Play festival in February, 2020. description Two women meet in a hospital ICU wing and strike up a conversation in the waiting room. Jibola is a traumatized hospice nurse from Nigeria, and Beth is […]


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 […]


The AND company presented an Equity Showcase production of Basement written by Robert Rosenbaum, directed by Joan Kane at Theater 54 at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th St, 12th floor and played to packed houses and a magnificent audience response. The show opened November 17, 2017.  description Basement is a contemporary drama set in Brooklyn, […]

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 […]