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Joey Soloway

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.

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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.

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