Portrait Joey Soloway

Joey Soloway



Spotlight Conversation

The power of film to change the narrative

To see and change injust norms, we need to look at the world with a multitude of gazes. Queer creatives from around the world will share their worldviews and explain how they are challenging patriarchal and heteronormative structures in their work.


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 eight Emmy awards, including two for 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.

Soloway is also currently developing three films.Most recently, Soloway co-founded 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 critically acclaimed novel of the same name. Soloway also was a writer/producer on Six Feet Under, 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 and the spoken word series sit nʼ spin, plus live theatrical experiences the Real Live Brady Bunch, the Miss Vagina Pageant, and Hollywood Hellhouse.