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Watcing Paint Dry

WATCHING PAINT DRY is a new play by Joey Povinelli, directed and produced by jpeg Productions. 


Eloise Esteban is a critically and financially acclaimed artist who has never left the confines of her home due to an illness. Her only contact with the outside is her manager, Dr. Thomas, who has raised and conditioned her to be as productive as possible.


Eloise is content in this life, but recent events cause her to question the authenticity of her curated existence.

Tone walks a tightrope of comedy and drama; stylized, yet oppressively real. 

This piece is the ultimate live theatre going experience - not only through the text and performances; but through the impeccable scenic design incorporating paintings from Mexican artist, Sathya. Audience members are immersed in the artists studio in the midst of the creation. This piece fulfills art fantasies.

WATCHING PAINT DRY premiered at The Bootleg Theatre in October 2019, after being developed at The Bootleg Theatre + Marymount Manhattan College. The original cast consisted of Ella Glabicki, Skip Pipo, Sarah Ritter, and David Long.

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INTERITUS ADFECTUS is a new short film directed and produced by jpeg Productions, written by Joey Povinelli, starring Ella Glabicki.

A graduate student cultivates a new species of mushroom that overtakes her apartment and sanity.

A psychological horror/thriller that explores dreams, and why we do, or don't, follow them through the lens of an insecure scientist who prematurely ingests her innovations.

Interitus Adfectus is that which destroys you from within. It's the unrealized dream that becomes a fear which rots and festers until the dreamer is a husk.

Mary's mushrooms will take you on a journey to uncomfortable emotional places. Or, at the very least, gross you out.

Premiering in 2023.

Martini Hour

MARTINI HOUR is a live variety show hosted by Joey and Ella consisting of standup, musical performances, and interviews with the freakiest folks alive.


It's not your typical talk show.

The show is narrated with insight and antagonism by the hosts and their band leader-trusty servant, half-man, half-dog, (all-bastard) named Prinston. Something sinister is always on the verge of spilling over.

The show was set to premiere in June 2020, but was postponed due to covid. The show will premiere in 2024 in Los Angeles. 


Joey Povinelli is a writer/director/producer who was born the son of a knife sharpener in Cave Creek, Arizona. His path crossed with Ella at Marymount Manhattan College; years later they started jpeg Productions. He primarily is a writer, his play Watching Paint Dry debuted at The Bootleg Theater, but will also act when duty calls as seen in public access airing short, "Delos Reyes." In addition to his work with and jpeg, Joey collaborates with other filmmakers. Joey produces the controversial web series Bad Words with Arturo Edwards and writes about music for The Luna Collective. Through his work, Joey seeks to portray uncompromising emotions with gorgeous aesthetics.


Ella Glabicki is an actress/director/producer currently residing in Los Angeles. While studying at Marymount Manhattan College, she developed a passion for experimental theatre and film, and discovered the personal freedom that comes from making your own work. She met Joey Povinelli in a sketch comedy club, and together they founded jpeg Productions. Ella always finds herself exploring the bizarre nature of being human. Ella has produced for multiple high profile acts in Los Angeles. Most recently, she went on tour of the UK Revenge Wife in support of Kate Nash. She is always working on something new, and learning about herself and others through the arts.

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