Ego Actus Awards and Other Assorted Wonderful Results
To date, Ego Actus productions have been nominated for 60 awards, winning 20


All of the following Ego Actus productions were directed by Joan Kane
Moonage Daydream by Mary Monahan
and Identity Paper by Bruce A! Kraemer
For both, Best Director, Joan Kane
Debriefing by Maximillian Singh Gill
The script of Debriefing has been included in the FringeNYC 2016 Collection on Indie Theater Now
by Judith Leora
Gideon was nominated for these awards in the 2016 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity:
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play, Amy Gaipa
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Mary Monahan
Outstanding Ensemble in a Play
Outstanding Scenic Design, G. Warren Stiles
Outstanding Playwriting of a New Script, Judith Leora
Outstanding Direction of a Play, Joan Kane
Outstanding Overall Production of a Play, Ego Actus
plus we received:
Greener Planet Award for Gideonís Eco-Friendly Set Design
Congeniality Award, Bruce A. Kraemer
Play Nice! by Robin Rice Lichtig
The Telegram by Aldo Nicolaj
Due to great demand, the run of The Telegram was extended by the United Solo Festival.
by Penny Jackson
Due to great demand, the run of Louise in Charlestown was extended by the United Solo Festival.
It has also been published by Indie Theatre Now.
2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
Ego Actus received 14 award nominations and won those in red

Outstanding Playwright of a New Play in a Reading
Atlantis Unearthed by Cecilia Copeland
Committed by Natalie Menna
Emerald Girl by Penny Jackson

Overall Production of a Staged Reading
Atlantis Unearthed by Cecilia Copeland, directed by Joan Kane
Committed by Natalie Menna, directed by Joan Kane
Emerald Girl by Penny Jackson, directed by Joan Kane

Outstanding Direction of a Staged Reading
Joan Kane for Committed

Outstanding Lighting Design
Bruce A! Kraemer for Punk Grandpa

Outstanding Actor in a Staged Reading
Gary Hilborn in Atlantis Unearthed
Michael Puzzo in Committed
Imran Sheikh in Committed

Outstanding Actress in a Staged Reading
Rachel A. Collins in Atlantis Unearthed
Romy Nordlinger in Atlantis Unearthed
Ivette Dumeng in Committed
by J.B. Alexander and Bruce A! Kraemer
After a triumphant run in the 2014 Prague Fringe Festival, The Metamorphosis moved to the Budapest Secret Theatre at Brody Studios in Budapest, Romania
The Metamorphosis was nominated for the Inspiration Award in the Prague Fringe Festival
The Tragedy of Dandelion has been published by Indie Theater Now
Bitten by Penny Jackson
Bitten was published by Martin Denton in Indie Theater Now
As a result of Ego Actus productions, Penny Jackson was included in @indietheaternow's Plays and Playwrights 2014
Was seen by the Drama Desk Committee to be considered for that yearís awards
More, one of the plays included in Norway Plays, was included in the Upstage-Downstage Theatrical Top Ten list for 2013
by Kate Rader
Produced in the Midtown International Theatre Festival July 2013 was offered an extended run by the festival.
Nominated for these awards:
Outstanding Production of a Play, Ego Actus
Outstanding Direction of a Play, Joan Kane
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, Rosie Cosch
2013 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
Bruce A! Kraemer was presented with the Congeniality Award
by Bruce A! Kraemer

Presented in the 2013 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
J. Dolan Byrnes won the award for the Outstanding Actor in a Short Production
Joan Kane was nominated for Outstanding Direction of a Short Play
The Ego Actus production was nominated for Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play
Bruce A! Kraemer was given a Congeniality Award

what do you mean has been published by Indie Theatre Now
and has been included in a collection of plays titled "Planet Connections 2013"
and has been included in a collection of plays titled Making Indie Theater
I Know What Boys Want
by Penny Jackson
I Know What Boys Want was published by Martin Denton in Indie Theater Now
I Know What Boys Want was the best selling play on Indie Theater Now in 2014
Was also published by Next Stage Press.
by Andrew Rothkin
Presented in the 2012 Midtown International Theatre Festival:
Nominated for 10 Awards and
Won Awards in these categories:
Outstanding Costume Design, Catherine Fisher
Outstanding Set Design, Bruce A! Kraemer
Outstanding New Script, Andrew Rothkin
2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
Bruce A! Kraemer and Joan Kane were both presented with the Congeniality Award
Micah Spayer was nominated Best Actor in a Reading for the role of Dean in one of our plays, Jennie by Amanda Johnson
by Penny Jackson
2012 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity:
Outstanding Playwriting of a New Script Award
Also Nominated for
Best Director for Joan Kane
Best Actress for Debby Brand, and
Best Production.
Safe has been published by Martin Denton in Indie Theater Now.
We took Safe to the 59e59 Theaters in July 2013 and the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, where it got four star reviews.
by Saviana Stansecu
Was seen by the Drama Desk Committee to be considered for that yearís awards
Frontier
by Robin Lichtig
Reading in the 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity:
Walter Brandes was Nominated for Best Actor in a Reading and Joan Kane won the Award for Outstanding Direction of a Staged Reading
Frontier has been published by Martin Denton in Indie Theater Now
a one woman show written by Natalie Menna
2011 Midtown International Festival:
Nandita Chandra won the Festival Award for Outstanding Actress in a Short Subject
by Christina Gorman
Won these awards in the 2011 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity:
Outstanding Scenic Design, Starlet Jacobs
The Greener Planet Award, Catherine Fisher for her eco-friendly Costume Design
The production was also Nominated in these Award categories:
Outstanding Overall Production of a Short Play
Outstanding Overall Production of an Entire Evening of One-Acts
Outstanding Playwriting, Short Form, Christina Gorman
Outstanding Actress in a One-Act Production, Amanda Johnson
by Robin Rice Lichtig
Produced in March of 2011 at 59e59 theaters and has been published by Martin Denton in Indie Theater Now
Will soon be published by Original Works Publishing
by Carol Berman
Produced at the Theater for the New City in August 2010 was offered an extended run by the theater
In 2011, nytheatre.com named Joan Kane one of their People of the Year in recognition of her contributions to the NY indie theatre scene
Joan Kane has been inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame
Joan Kane was named Best Director of the 2016 United Solo Festival