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Joey Soloway    

Comedian, Playwright, Writer & Director; Best Known for Amazon's "Transparent"

Joey Soloway is the creator of the groundbreaking Amazon series "Transparent," a poignant comedy that artfully explores identity, love, sex, god, and boundaries through the lives of a complicated American family. "Transparent" received twenty-four Emmy nominations and eight Emmy awards and two Golden Globes.

Soloway cofounded 5050by2020, an artist empowerment network and strategic initiative of Timeʼs Up. They launched the Disruptors Fellowship, a five-month program awarded to ten artists of color who also identify as trans and/or non-binary, disabled, undocumented, and/or formerly undocumented.

Soloway also founded Topple, an intersectional brand for the revolution to create TV and film content, as well as Topple Books, an imprint of Little A. Soloway has published two memoirs, "She Wants It - Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy" and "Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants."

Other contributions to American, Jewish, Feminist, and Trans culture include the critically acclaimed Amazon series "I Love Dick," adapted from Chris Kraus's critically acclaimed novel of the same name. Soloway also was a writer and producer on "Six Feet Under," "The United States of Tara," and their first feature film, "Afternoon Delight," which the directing award at Sundance in 2013.

Soloway co-created the community organization East Side Jews; the spoken word series, Sit nʼ Spin; and live theatrical experiences "The Real Live Brady Bunch," "The Miss Vagina Pageant," and "Hollywood Hellhouse."

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