Joan Kane (Director) is an award winning director and
founding Artistic Director of Ego Actus. Directed I Know
What Boys Want at Theatre Row, Six Characters in Search
of an Author in Oslo, Norway and Kafka’s Belinda in
Prague. She also directed both Safe and what do you mean
at 59e59 theaters and in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe,
getting four star reviews for each. Joan was named to the
Indie Theatre Hall of Fame by nytheatre.com. She has
directed plays and readings for the Lark Play Development
Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Prague Fringe Festival,
the NY Fringe Festival, Theater for the New City, Urban
Stages, the Workshop Theater, Nylon Fusion, Abingdon
Theatre, Oberon Theatre, Samuel French Short Play Festival,
Midtown International Festival, NY Madness, the Players
Club, and the Actors Studio. She won the Best Director
Award in the United Solo Festival. Joan has an MFA in
Directing from The New School, an MS in Museum
Education from Bank Street College and is a member of The
New York Madness Company, the Dramatists Guild, the
League of Professional Theatre Women, and the Society of
Stage Directors & Choreographers.
Marcy Lovitch | Playwright / Producer
Marcy Lovitch (Playwright/Producer) wrote and acted in her one-woman show, Dirty Laundry in which she played various members of a dysfunctional suburban NJ Jewish family. Dirty Laundry was performed in the first and second New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), at New York’s Independent Art HERE, the Womankind Festival of One-Woman Shows (One Dream Theater, NYC) and Philadelphia's Womenspeak Festival (Walnut Street Studio Theater). Her play, Office Politics was produced in June 2015 at the June Havoc Theater in New York City. Other plays include Ode to Brad (co-writer) and A Brooklyn Romance, (both at Ensemble Studio Theater), A Hollywood Ending (developed at Primary Stages’ Einhorn School of Performing Arts, ESPA), The Girl With No Mazel and screenplays, Rini’s 40th Birthday and Media Darling. She’s studied playwriting with Brooke Berman; Rogelio Martinez; Rinne Groff; Josh Hecht and Kara Lee Corthron.
Marcy attended Temple University in Philadelphia where she received a B.A. in journalism with a concentration on magazine writing and editing. As a freelance journalist, her articles have appeared in Glamour, Marie Claire, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Family Circle, Modern Bride and more. Currently, she is a contributing editor for Womansday.com and a contributing research editor for Weight Watchers' magazine and American Airlines’ American Way and Celebrating Living magazines. She is the CEO and Artistic Director of One Wild Jew Productions, member of Actors’ Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and The Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.