If you love the theatre, chances are youíll get a kick out of this clever, slapstick comedy about the business of staging a play. And if thereís something familiar about it, itís undoubtedly the fact that it has the feel of a Woody Allen work. This isnít a bad thing; itís all done extremely well Ė and by a New York theatre company, which gives it an authentic Allen air.

what do you mean opens with a fledgling playwright battering out his sacred prose on a typewriter, only to be joined by a motley crew of theatre folk Ė characters in the play he is writing Ė who teach him about the process of getting his play staged and explain all the technical terms.

Itís a little confusing, what with some actors operating both as characters and commentators, but itís great fun with some memorable, Marx Brothers-like moments, and snippets of dialogue worthy of the Manhattan bard himself.
★★★ THREE STARS - Review of what do you mean in The Scotsman by Alison Kerr, 12 Aug 2014
Joan Kane will be directing
Any Which Way Way Thou Wouldst Have It
by George Rady
at the American Theatre of Actors, 314 West 54th St, NYC
Opening June 30. Tickets will be available on www.ThunderTix.com
The next Ego Actus show will be
Finishing the Suit
by Lawrence Aronovitch
directed by Joan Kane
in the 2017 Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City
August Dates to be Announced
Inside a tailorís shop, all secrets are on the measuring table, as the tailor puts the finishing touches on a morning suit. This gentle soul remembers, and mourns, the two great loves of his life: a young, brash Irish actor, and a stiffly proper, battle-weary Duke.
Joan Kane was recently named
Best Director of the 2016 United Solo Festival