Our Upcoming Projects


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Joan Kane’s next projects

Alone with Nina Simone POSTPONED

As a product of the LaMama Playwriting Workshop in Umbra Italy,
Joan Kane will direct a free reading of Alone with Nina Simone
by Debra Khan-Bey at LaMama ETC, 74 East 4th St NYC 10003
at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 14.

Over the Line POSTPONED

Joan Kane will direct a short play featuring Joan Valentina in Over the Line by Cindy Cooper at Theater for the New City March 25 at 7:00 pm. This play is about Mamie ‘Peanut’ Johnson, the first female professional baseball pitcher. It is based on Cindy’s Running on Glass which was part of our Off the Page reading series at Torn Page in 2019.

This an evening of works by women+ playwrights over forty years of age in recognition of Women’s History Month and SWAN Day. Honor Roll! is a newly-formed advocacy and action group of women+ playwrights over forty years of age, and our allies, whose goal is greater inclusion and visibility in the American theater.

Ego Actus’ Next Show POSTPONED

A Black and White Cookie

Ego Actus will present an Equity Showcase Code production of A Black and White Cookie
by Gary Morgenstein, directed by Joan Kane
at Theater for the New City, Dates to be determined


In a provocative and poignant drama about hope trumping polarization, an exorbitant rent increase forces Harold Wilson, a gruff conservative African American in his late 60s, to close his East Village newsstand after 30 years and reluctantly retire to Florida with his niece Carol. Enter Albie Sands, an eccentric homeless 1960s Jewish radical, who persuades Harold to fight the landlord. Overcoming anti-Semitism, Harold and Albie form an unlikely yet powerful friendship to confront corporate greed and their own mortality.


Jim Fromewick, Roslyn Seale*, Chris Collins-Pisano*, Julie T. Pham*, and Mansoor Najee-ullah*


Casting Director: Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian
Set: Mark Marcante
Costumes: Janey Mervin
Lighting: Bruce A! Kraemer
Sound and Music: Richard Gross
Props: Lytza Colon
Stage Manager: Sabrina Morabito*
Media Marketing: Laura Varela
Press Representative: Dan DeMello press.ddpr@gmail.com

*These actors and stage manager appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association

Almost 13

At this time we are doing early work in preparation of taking Almost 13, written and performed by Joan Kane and directed by Bruce A! Kraemer somewhere this year.