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The 8th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival

September 14 – November 19, 2017 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street, New York City

Early Submissions Deadline: November 22, 2016
Early submissions will be considered with priority, and must be accompanied with $49 application fee
Regular Submissions: November 23 – December 30, 2016
Applications submitted after November 22, 2016 must be accompanied with $59 application fee
Late Submissions: December 31, 2016 – January 19, 2017
Applications submitted between December 31, 2016 and January 19, 2017 must be accompanied with $69 late application fee
Applicants interested in submitting their shows after January 19, 2016
are encouraged to contact info@unitedsolo.org

As in the past, United Solo reserves the right to accept applications after the deadline under special circumstances

UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. The Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual through a variety of one-person shows. Productions are selected from open submissions and presented at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row, located in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Renowned solo performers and new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, tragedy or comedy). The artists benefit from being presented by United Solo, a company made up of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Theatre companies are given the opportunity to reach out to the industry, generate income from ticket sales from up to eight performances at the Festival, and receive media attention through previews, profiles, and reviews. Shows are also considered for participation in the exclusive United Solo showcase in Europe, as well as for script publication and Festival awards. Selected participants are announced in spring. More information about the festival at www.unitedsolo.org

 

UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. The Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual through a variety of one-person shows. Productions are selected from open submissions and presented at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row, located in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Renowned solo performers and new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, tragedy or comedy). The artists benefit from being presented by United Solo, a company made up of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Theatre companies are given the opportunity to reach out to the industry, generate income from ticket sales from up to eight performances at the Festival, and receive media attention through previews, profiles, and reviews. Shows are also considered for participation in the exclusive United Solo showcase in Europe, as well as for script publication and Festival awards. Selected participants are announced in spring. More information about the festival at www.unitedsolo.org

TO APPLY

1. Complete the online application form below. Answer all applicable questions accurately. Applications can be only submitted online through this form. DO NOT E-MAIL any submission materials. DO NOT print this form, DO NOT send the form via postal mail.

2. Include the following required materials with the application form:
• Script or text of the proposed show in a PDF format.
• Bios of artists and staff involved in your show in one PDF.
• A nonrefundable application fee
An application fee paid using one of the two following methods:

a credit card or PayPal secure online payment (this amount includes transfer charges). You will be redirected to the payment website after you submit this form. Include the SHOW TITLE and NAME OF PERFORMER along with the submission, or your submission may be treated as incomplete).

     a) A $59 submission fee in the form of a certified check, cashier's check, or money order in US Dollars, collectible from a US bank and payable to United Solo Theatre Festival. Write the SHOW TITLE and NAME OF PERFORMER on the memo line of your check or money order, or your submission may be treated as incomplete. Cash, personal checks or company checks will NOT be accepted. Mail your check as instructed after submitting this form.
OR
     b) A $59 submission fee paid using a credit card or PayPal secure online payment (this amount includes transfer charges). You will be given an option to pay online after you submit this form. Include the SHOW TITLE and NAME OF PERFORMER along with the submission, or your submission may be treated as incomplete).

3. Optionally, feel free to attach the following supplementary materials:
• Cover letter explaining why your show is a good fit for the United Solo Theatre Festival in a PDF format.
• Link to video of your show (with password, if necessary to access this link).
• Links to any other relevant supplementary materials, such as postcard samples, photos, press clippings, etc.

4. After you submit your form, you cannot change any information in it or add anything to it. As a receipt confirmation, you will receive an automated e-mail message with information you submitted through the form. Please, do not inquire whether your application has been received. Note that even if you received the confirmation e-mail, your application will not be considered unless the application fee has been properly submitted.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

The online form we receive from you will be considered final. If your application is deemed incomplete, late, does not match any payment record, and/or is paid by a personal check or company check, it will not be read.

There are no “shared billing” performances at United Solo. If you are submitting more than one show, each show must have its own application, supporting materials, and application fee. Each application must be submitted separately through the form below.

United Solo is an international Festival, presenting works in English and other languages. If you believe your show will find a target audience in the multicultural environment of New York City, you may submit your play in any language.

Selected shows may be contacted via e-mail as early as January 2017, and by the end of April 2017 the latest. Check www.unitedsolo.org for updates regularly, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Email any questions to: info@unitedsolo.org.

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Fields marked with a red asterisk* are mandatory.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE APPLICANT

E-mail Address*
First Name*
Last Name*
Producing Organization, if applicable
Street Address*
City*
ZIP/Postal Code*
State
Country*
Telephone Number*
How did you learn about United Solo?*
This show will be performed by:*  US citizen or a green card holder Not a US citizen, nor a permanent resident

INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW

Show Title*
Performed By*
Performer's Place of Origin (State/Province/Country)*
Show Spoken Language*
Exact Show Running Time IN MINUTES*
Include duration of any intermissions.
Number of intermissions*
Time for cue-to-cue rehearsal IN MINUTES (minimum) *
(maximum) *  
Anticipated number of audience members*

ONLINE RESOURCES

List any link only once, in category it best suits

Show website
Performer's website
Producer's website
Video link (full show)
Password, if required
Video link (show excerpt or artist's reel)
Password, if required
Facebook link
Twitter link
Production photos link
Other link

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Show description (250 characters)*
If your performance is presented at the 2017 United Solo Festival, would it be:*
Is this piece an original work?*  Yes No
Do you have all the necessary rights to produce this show at 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival?*  Yes No
Artistic category:*  Drama Comedy Tragedy Storytelling Dance Movement Stand-up Improv Poetry Music Musical Concert Puppetry Magic Multi-media Classic Performance Art
Are you a member of any of these unions:*  AEA SAG-AFTRA SDC DG NONE OF ABOVE
Does your show contain:*  Open Flame Nudity Use of weapons Strobe lights Violence Use of: water, blood, sand, dust, broken glass, or anything similar Adult language/swearing Nothing of the above

TEAM INFORMATION

Person 1
Name:
Role/Position in the show:
Website:
E-mail address:
Person 2
Name:
Role/Position in the show:
Website:
E-mail address:
Person 3
Name:
Role/Position in the show:
Website:
E-mail address:
Person 4
Name:
Role/Position in the show:
Website:
E-mail address:
Person 5
Name:
Role/Position in the show:
Website:
E-mail address:

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The most recent three productions the performer was involved with (of this show or any other show)

Production 1
(title of the show, year produced, location, role/position):
Production 2
(title of the show, year produced, location, role/position):
Production 3
(title of the show, year produced, location, role/position):

AWARDS HISTORY

The most significant nominations and/or awards presented to you, your team members, or your show

Award 1
 Award Nomination
Full name of award:
Awarded by:
Recipient's name:
Show title, if applicable:
Year awarded:
Award 2
 Award Nomination
Full name of award:
Awarded by:
Recipient's name:
Show title, if applicable:
Year awarded:
Award 3
 Award Nomination
Full name of award:
Awarded by:
Recipient's name:
Show title, if applicable:
Year awarded:
List any references from companies, organizations, or festivals where you have produced your show, if applicable. Provide e-mail and/or phone number:

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Check if any of the following applies:  This show does not have any lighting cues, music, or sound effects Video projections will be used Piano or other musical instruments will be used
Describe technical aspects of your show:*

AVAILABILITY INFORMATION

Are you available to perform any date between September 14 - November 19, 2017?*  Yes No
If you answered "No" above, mark dates you ARE NOT availble to perform:  9/14/2017 9/15/2017 9/16/2017 9/17/2017 9/18/2017 9/19/2017 9/20/2017 9/21/2017 9/22/2017 9/23/2017 9/24/2017 9/25/2017 9/26/2017 9/27/2017 9/28/2017 9/29/2017 9/30/2017 10/1/2017 10/2/2017 10/3/2017 10/4/2017 10/5/2017 10/6/2017 10/7/2017 10/8/2017 10/9/2017 10/10/2017 10/11/2017 10/12/2017 10/13/2017 10/14/2017 10/15/2017 10/16/2017 10/17/2017 10/18/2017 10/19/2017 10/20/2017 10/21/2017 10/22/2017 10/23/2017 10/24/2017 10/25/2017 10/26/2017 10/27/2017 10/28/2017 10/29/2017 10/30/2017 10/31/2017 11/1/2017 11/2/2017 11/3/2017 11/4/2017 11/5/2017 11/6/2017 11/7/2017 11/8/2017 11/9/2017 11/10/2017 11/11/2017 11/12/2017 11/13/2017 11/14/2017 11/15/2017 11/16/2017 11/17/2017 11/18/2017 11/19/2017

ATTACHMENTS

Each file can be 5MB maximum

Script of your show (PDF file)*
Bios of all team members (PDF file)*
Performer's headshot (JPG or PDF file)*
Cover letter (PDF file)
Any supplemental materials (PDF file)

PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

ACCEPTANCE & PARTICIPATION FEE
The United Solo Team will select the performances that will be presented at the Festival. Our goal is to curate an event that provides opportunities for a diverse group of artists, including well-established performers and emerging talents. By the end of April 2017, accepted shows will be notified via e-mail, and will be provided with a participant's packet and mandatory forms. These forms must be completed and returned to us within one week of the notification date, and accompanied by a nonrefundable $695 participation fee. Your show may also be placed on a waiting list. Shows from the waiting list may be moved onto the participants list in May 2017.

BOX OFFICE & TICKETING
United Solo handles all aspects of ticketing and Box Office. The top priced tickets are $20. Artists will receive a fee of 25% of box office net sales from each performance.

PRODUCTION
Selected productions may present up to eight performances at the Festival. Upon acceptance to the Festival, productions will be given one guaranteed performance slot in an up-to-65 seat black box theatre. Depending on the show’s popularity during the advanced ticket sales period, the shows that sell all their tickets early will be offered an additional performance slot. If the additional performance sells quickly as well, the Festival participant may be offered another slot or more, with a maximum of eight performances total.

TECHNICAL
Artists are advised to keep the technical requirements of their show very simple. The venue is equipped with basic lighting and sound capabilities. Storage space in the venue is minimal. Since the space is shared by all shows, you may not store any props, set pieces and costumes in the venue. Each show will have one cue-to-cue technical rehearsal in the venue.

CHANGEOVER TIME
There will be maximum 30 minutes before and after your production to load in and out of the theatre and dressing room – this includes 10 minutes for the audience to enter.

VISAS
If the performer, or anyone in your production team is not a US citizen (or not a green card holder), upon acceptance you will have to file for a proper visa to enter the US and perform at United Solo. This most likely will incur additional costs that you need to be prepared to cover, depending on what type of visa is required. More information will be provided to shows invited to perform at United Solo.

PARTICIPANTS PROVIDE
• A fully prepared, rights secured, audience-ready production. (If the performer or stage manager is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and your show is accepted to the Festival, you must obtain and sign the Equity Showcase Code, as the producer of your show. The Festival will be merely the presenter).
• All contractual, technical, and promotional materials on time when requested.
• All travel and living expenses.
• Your extra promotional and publicity materials (press releases, posters, postcards, on-site promotions, flyers, and anything else that will help draw attention to your show).
• Extra technical equipment not available at the venue (i.e. projectors, extra microphones, fog machines, keyboards, etc.)

UNITED SOLO PROVIDES
• The opportunity to present solo works at the prestigious Theatre Row in the world‑famous theatre district on 42nd Street in New York City.
• The opportunity to present up to eight performances at the Festival
• Consideration for potential play publication, and other honors at the Festival.
• The possibility to join the network of theatre artists dedicated to solo performance.
• Inclusion in the Festival Guide, on the Festival website, in the e-mail Newsletter, and social media promotion.
• Multifaceted promotional campaign, including press releases to major media; the United Solo website; the Theatre Row website; the Festival poster; e-mail blasts to selected schools and cultural institutions; social network marketing; internet advertising; and others.
• General Liability Insurance.
• All front of house staff (i.e. Box Office, usher & house manager).

 
I agree to the above stipulations and those set forth in the above application.

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