Creator, Writer & Producer
Joey Soloway employs nonbinary gender-neutral pronouns. 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 — including two for Joey Solowayʼs directing – and two Golden Globes. For the series finale, Transparent transitioned into a movie musicale, co-written by Joey Soloway and their sibling Faith and inspired by the musicals performed in South Commons. The finale premiered on Amazon Prime Video, September 2019, and is available to stream.
Soloway is also currently developing three films. Based on the iconic comic book character, they are set to write and direct Red Sonya for Millennium Films, Topple, Campbell/Grobman Films, and Cinelou Films. They are also partnering with Julianne Moore on Mothertrucker, an epic feature that follows a college professor’s friendship with Joy Mothertrucker, America’s one and only female ice road trucker. Soloway is also set to direct, Ride, a biopic about Sally Ride, the first American woman to journey to space and her legendary mission.
Most recently, 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 founded Topple, an intersectional brand for the revolution to create TV and film content, as well as Topple Books, an imprint of Little A. Joey has published two memoirs, She Wants It – Desire, Power and Toppling the Patriarchy from Crown/PRH and Tiny Ladies in Shiny Pants from Free Press/Simon and Schuster.
Other contributions to American/Jewish/Feminist/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/producer on Six Feet Under, the United States of Tara, and their first feature film, Afternoon Delight, won the directing award at Sundance in 2013.
Soloway co-created the community organization East Side Jews. The spoken word series, Sit nʼ Spin, plus live theatrical experiences the Real Live Brady Bunch, the Miss Vagina Pageant, and Hollywood Hellhouse.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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