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.


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. Joan Kane of Ego Actus Theatre Company and Cindy Cooper of Words of Choice assembled a team of 12 artists, four writers, seven actors and one director, to explore the stories in and behind the news pieces through a process of improvisation and devised theater. Drawing upon the pioneering techniques of the Living Newspaper of the Federal Theatre Project from the 1930s, this work reflects the 21st century reality of information overload to find nuggets of truth or humor or power in topics related to reproductive rights, human rights, health, gender parity and so much more.


The cast featured Debra Khan-Bey, Katie Mack, Mary Monahan, Patty Talley, Lia Tamborra and Joan Valentina


The writers were Brigitte Barnett, Jessica Carmona, Cindy Cooper, Cassandra Medley and Joan Kane.