Temple Candles

 Production

LIturgy

A new play by Joe Hoover

Over the course of one Sunday liturgy a man goes through a moral crisis while negotiating the rocky shoals of ritual, translations of sacred text...and then there's that girl at the office.

First production April 2022

Next Production Fall 2022

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Above the Sunset

A new film written and directed by Deniz Demirer

In association with a production of Demirer Films. Complicated love, shady deals, broken friendships in a Brooklyn populated by people on the margins striving to make a better life.

In post-production.

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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 staged reading at the Episcopal Theatre Guild, June 25, 2022.

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The Girl from Hong Kong

In association with a production by Communion and Liberation 
Co-directed by Joe Hoover

A journey across America in words, music and images. Performed at the New York Encounter - Feb 15, 2020.

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The Immigration Project

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

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The Chalice

Written by Emily Claire Schmitt

Directed by Tom Paolino
A gay Catholic struggles with his faith and family. Featuring Austin Pendleton. November 2017 -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 - the Medicine Show Theatre and
April 2016 - Davenport Theatre.

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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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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- the Midtown International Theatre Festival, December 2017; the Manhattan
Detention Center, August 2017 -the Mt. Sinai Coming Home Program.

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