The Politics of Gender

Ego Actus and Theater for the New City presented The Politics of Gender, two plays by Mario Fratti, directed by Joan Kane and Janet Bentley.

The show opened April 26, 2018 at Theater for the New City.


The Politics of Gender is an evening of two short plays by Mario Fratti. Jennifer and Cassie is a murder mystery and Brooklyn (Cain’s Adventure) explores a tempestuous marriage.


Cassie and Jennifer was directed by Joan Kane and featured Ivette Dumeng, Taylor Graves, Bryan Hamilton and Linus Gelber.

Brooklyn (Cain’s Adventure) was directed by Janet Bentley and featured Ivette Dumeng and Jovani Zambrano


The crew included, set by Mark Marcante, costumes by Cat Fisher, lights by Alex Bartenieff, sound by Andy Evan Cohen, props by Lytza Colon and stage manager Natasha Velez.


“Joan Kane directs her eager cast with great sensitivity to all of the feelings that are always so close to bubbling up from the surface.” Ed Malin in Theater in the Now, May 7, 2018