by Judith Leora
In Gideon, the existential questions of John Paul Sartre meet the absurdity of Samuel Beckett in the LA apartment of two young women. Aria and Zoe are just a couple of girls trying to get by and reach out, but there is no exit when you are waiting for the cable guy.
Ego Actus presented
by Judith Leora
directed by Joan Kane

set by G. Warren Stiles
costumes by Cat Fisher,
sound by Andy Evan Cohen
stage manager Rae Rossi
house manager Sara Minisquero

featuring Phoebe Torres, Rachel Cora Wood*,
   Connie Castanzo*, Mary Monahan and Amy Gaipa*

in the 2016 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
at The Paradise Factory, 64 East 4th St NYC
July 1 at 7:00pm, July 2 at 5:30, July 3 at 1:30pm
July 7 at 7:30pm, July 8 at 9:30pm, July 9 at 1:30pm

This production presented in support of NAMI,
the National Alliance on Mental Illness (800) 950-6264

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
"Director Joan Kane unspools the drama with a kind of Dr. Seuss-like sense of mischief."
- Review in New York Theatre Review by Lisa Huberman, July 9, 2016

"Gideon was the example of how to do Planet Connections Theatre Festivity right."
- Review in Theater in the Now by Michael Block, July 9, 2016

“The comical elements of Gideon are its best feature.”
- Review in Review Fix by Ekaterina Lalo, July 18, 2016
Gideon was nominated for awards in these categories:

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

We were presented with these:
Greener Planet Award: Gideon’s Eco-Friendly Set Design
Congeniality Award for Bruce A. Kraemer