Upcoming Projects

Joan Kane will soon receive her certification in Forest Bathing. She leads small groups in a very peaceful, stress reducing experience. For enquiries, contact her at KaneJoan@aol.com We are in pre-production on Bird Dance, a short film written and to be directed by Joan Kane about one night’s happenings during the depths of the COVID […]

Love The One You’re With

We presented Love The One You’re With, a short play by Bruce A! Kraemer, directed by Joan Kane LIVE for one performance only on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Theater for the New City. Love The One You’re With played in the Johnson Theater in the 26th Annual Lower East Side Festival on May 28 […]

White Woman, Black Boy

On March 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm we presented a Zoom reading of White Woman, Black Boy by David Holmberg, directed by Austin Pendleton (nominated for Broadway’s 1981 Tony Award as Best Director for directing Elizabeth Taylor in a revival of Lillian Hellman‘s The Little Foxes.) Logline On the eve of her possible indictment in the notorious Emmett Till murder case, […]

Survival is Insufficient

Ego Actus presented Survival is Insufficient, a series of 10 play readings on Zoom, Tuesday evenings at 7:30 in October, November and December 2020. There will be no reading on November 3 due to the election. The PlaysOct 6 Saving Stan by Gary Morgenstein, directed by Joan KaneOct 13 Nobody’s Flood by Glenn Alterman, directed by Terry HansonOct 20 Smile […]

Stories of Climate Change

We presented Stories of Climate Change, readings of 11 short plays about climate change as part of a worldwide series of readings and performances presented to coincide with, and raise awareness of, the United Nations Madrid Climate Conference (COP25). Climate Change Theatre Action is a program of the Arctic Cycle theatre company who commissioned the plays. The […]


Ego Actus presented an Equity Showcase Code production of Inamorata written by Fred Kramer, directed by Joan Kane at The Medicine Show Theater, 549 West 52nd, 3rd floor in October, 2019. The play was presented with Perhap…perhaps by the same author and director. Description This is an abstract play about how we are born in different […]

Almost 13

Almost 13 is a show by an award-winning artist and company invited by the United Solo festival to return for the 10th anniversary season. Ego Actus presented Almost 13 written and performed by Joan Kane, directed & designed by Bruce A! Kraemer. The show opened September 24, 2019 at Theatre Row in the United Solo Festival and presented […]

Moonage Daydream 3

Ego Actus presented Moonage Daydream written and performed by Mary Monahan, directed & developed by Joan Kane. The show opened September 21, 2019 at Theatre Row in the United Solo Festival as a show by an award-winning artist and company invited by the United Solo festival to return for the 10th anniversary season. Description A woman looks back […]

Touch Me

Ego Actus presented Touch Me by Alina Rios, directed by Joan Kane. The show opened March 23, 2018 at TADA! In Nylon Fusion’s This Round’s on Us and May 26, 2019 at Theater for the New City in the 26th Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. Description Who does a recent mother’s body belong […]

Off the Page

In 2019 Ego Actus presented a free play reading series directed by Joan Kane. All readings were at Torn Page, the Rip Torn/Geraldine Page family home in Chelsea, NYC. The Plays Communal Table by Jenny Lyn Bader, February 11 Minna enjoys eavesdropping, but this time is different. This guy is getting so many things wrong, […]