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Joanie Fritz Zosike

Joanie Fritz Zosike is a co-director and actor with DADAnewyork. She is a member of The Living Theatre since 1988, appearing in over 25 plays in New York, the U.S. and Europe, including Mysteries and Smaller Pieces, Humanity, Utopia, and Not In My Name, an anti-death penalty street theatre project. Joanie has also been seen with Lee Nagrin, Protean Forms Collective, and The Wycherly Systers. In 1981, she earned a writing residency at the Albee Foundation to complete her play, Inside, produced at the American Theatre of Actors. With co-author Hanon Reznikov, she received a grant from the Foundation for Jewish Culture for And Then the Heavens Closed, an adaptation of The Memoirs of Glückel of Hameln, produced at The Jewish Museum in New York in 1995. She wrote and performed solo works, Harpies Complex, Ereshkigal's Peg and All Right! So I AM the Earth! in the U.S. and Europe. In 1998, Joanie (with Lois Kagan Mingus) co-founded Action Racket Theatre, which offers performances and theatre workshops at the New York Public Library, Queens Borough Public Library, at New York City schools, community centers and other public and private institutions. Joanie is published in Women in American Theatre (TCG, Eds. Helen Krich Chinoy and Linda Walsh Jenkins), Between Ourselves: Letters Between Mothers and Daughters (Houghton-Mifflin, Ed. Karen Payne), Helicon Nine, Heresies, Chez Chez, Between the Cracks, International Worker, Lamia Ink!, Womannews, Overture, and Zeitriss (Augsburg, Germany). Currently she is preparing a book of poetry for publication.

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