About the company

Ego Actus


Ego Actus (production company) is Latin for "My Way." In 2009, Joan Kane and Bruce A! Kraemer created an independent theatre in company dedicated to doing art for art's sake. Each artist brings his or her own way of creating to our shows and we unify them into a collective "my way." Joan directs and Bruce designs, they both produce. Everything we have presented to date has been in Manhattan or Europe, plus one show in Philadelphia and another on Governors Island. Our off-Broadway shows have included "Play Nice!" at 59e59 theaters, "I Know What Boys Want" at Theatre Row and "Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara" at HERE. We presented both "Safe" and "what do you mean" in the East to Edinburgh Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. We brought both "Kafka's Belinda" and "The Telegram" to the Prague Fringe festival and we sent "The Metamorphosis" to Prague and Budapest. We have produced 25 festival shows in 10 different festivals including the Edinburgh, New York and Prague Fringes, the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row and FringeArts in Philadelphia, plus several others in New York City. Our shows have been nominated for 61 awards, of which we have won 21. We have had three plays average 83 or better on Show Score and two of those became Trending Shows. We have also done 23 stand alone shows including Equity productions at Theatre Row, HERE, Theater for a New City, Urban Stages, and the WorkShop Theater. We are affiliated with the League of Independent Theater and Fractured Atlas.

Productions (4)

Closed A Black and White Cookie NYC: East Village
- 0 reviews

Ego Actus Theatre Company presents a new drama about an African-American newsstand owner and a Jewish communist who must overcome anti-Semitism in order to confront corporate greed.

Closed Sycorax, Cyber Queen of Qamara NYC: Soho/Tribeca
83 28 reviews

In Ego Actus's new drama, Sycorax, the sorceress who was reported dead by Prospero in Shakespeare's "The Tempest," is still alive, having waited five hundred years for the ideal technology to reveal her story.

Closed Give 'em Hell, Harry! NYC: Gramercy
87 25 reviews

A one-man show about Harry S. Truman, the common man of common sense who rose to the challenges of America’s highest office, yet never lost the bedrock honesty that won him his nickname.

Closed Time Stands Still (Ego Actus) NYC: East Village
85 36 reviews

Set in Brooklyn, this contemporary drama revolves around Sarah, a photo journalist who has returned from covering a war in Syria after being injured by a roadside bomb.