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 […]

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, […]

The Living Newspaper: Women’s Edition

Ego Actus presented The Living Newspaper: Women’s Edition, directed by Joan Kane. The show opened September 8, 2018 at 6A Nolan Lane, Governors Island, curated by Rising Sun Performance Company. Description The Living Newspaper Women’s Edition brought to life news articles pertaining to intersectional topics related to women published in newspapers, magazines and online outlets. […]

New York Madness

Ego Actus and New York Madness presented an Equity Showcase Code production of eight short plays with the theme Who Holds the Leash? The show opened May 27, 2018 at The Kraine Theater. Description Anything can happen in a Madness. An evening of short plays on a topic announced to the playwright director teams only […]

The New York City Icon Plays

Ego Actus presented an Equity Showcase Code production of The New York City Icon Plays. The show opened November 6, 2011 at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios. Description The New York City Icon Plays was series of short plays, all set in iconic New York City places. The Plays Francine by Robin Rice Lichtig, directed […]


Ego Actus presented i-Pod by Natalie Menna, directed by Joan Kane. The show opened July 19, 2011 at The Workshop Theater, Jewel Box in the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Description An artist posing as an environmentalist struggles to survive two months on an Eco-Barge in order to compete for a Guggenheim grant and come to […]