Stained Glass Window

Past
Production

Absolution

Written by Emily Claire Schmitt

Directed by Ria T. Dillulo
A young woman negotiates  her faith and  sexuality via social media. A Zoom reading June 2021

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Liturgy

Written and performed by Joe Hoover.

Directed by Jim Shankman
A devout Catholic has a moral crisis at Mass. April 2022 at the American Theatre of Actors.

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Amends

Written by Joe Hoover. Directed by Nils Haaland
Eight friends in a cafe desperate to clean up the past, no matter how messy it gets. Performed July & Dec 2018 at B-Side of Benson Theatre.

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The Institute:A Staged Reading

Written and directed by John Frank.
Coming of age at a Catholic military academy during the Vietnam War. A co-production with Second Act Players. Performed January 2019 at
Xavier High School.

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The Good Life

Written by Joe Hoover. Directed by Tom Paolino
Tommy is the most virtuous guy in town–and Jane can't take it anymore. November 2016 at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, December 2017 at the Manhattan Detention Center, and August 2017 at the Mt. Sinai Coming Home Program.

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Son of An Unknown Father

Written by Reynaldo Piniella

Directed by Adam Coy
The life of Martin De Porres, the first black saint of the Americas. A reading at the Episcopal Theatre Guild  June 25, 2022.

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The Girl from Hong Kong

A co-production with Communion and Liberation. A journey across America in words, music and images. Performed at the New York Encounter on Feb 15, 2020.

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The Immigration Project

Written by Rajendra Rajoon Maharaj, Laura Pettinger and Joe Hoover.
Documentary theatre based on interviews with immigrants seeking asylum in the U.S.A. A co-production with the New Sanctuary Coalition and Xavier Church. A reading performed March 2019 at Xavier High School.

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The Chalice

Written by Emily Claire Schmitt. Directed by Tom Paolino. Alex, a gay Catholic struggles with his faith and family. Featuring Austin Pendleton. November 2017 at the Stonewall Inn.

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Jay and Rudy Get Religion

Written by Joe Hoover. Directed by Jim Shankman
Ruby is a struggling actress searching for the purpose of life. September 2015 at the Medicine Show Theatre and April 2016 at Davenport Theatre.

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