The World’s Largest Solo Theatre Festival Begins Its Seventh Season In New York

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, is proud to present its 7th season at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City’s theatre district. Since its inaugural year, we featured over 600 theatre productions from all over the world. This season, performers from 18 countries, 23 states, and six continents will present their unique works between September 15 and November 20, 2016. TICKETS are available NOW through Telecharge ( or 212‑239‑6200) and at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC). For the full calendar of performances, please visit


This year’s selection represents a variety of subjects and forms: drama, comedy, dance, movement, musical, storytelling, stand up, and mime, among other categories. Participating productions will feature renowned actors as well as newcomers making their debuts; adaptations of well-known plays, as well as original works. In a special ENCORE category, the festival welcome back artists who found great popular success at the festival in recent years.


United Solo in association with Backstage Magazine invite you to vote for this year’s AUDIENCE AWARD! After seeing a show, all audience members are invited to cast their votes for their favorite choice. You may pick as many shows as you please! However, multiple votes for the same show from one e-mail address will be counted as one vote. Votes from invalid e-mail addresses will not be counted. The winner will be announced at the end of the festival! You can cast your vote here.


As it opens its new season, United Solo begins reviewing SUBMISSIONS for next season. Artists and companies interested in being presented by the festival in the future are welcome to submit an early application. Instructions may be found online at


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2016 United Solo Special Award Nominations

United Solo honors performers who have made outstanding contributions to solo theatre. This year’s nominees are Mike Birbiglia, Kathleen Chalfant, Staceyann Chin, Anne Hathaway, Dael Orlandersmith, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. As in the past, the recipient of the United Solo Special Award will be announced at the Festival’s Closing Gala. The winner will join an illustrious group of award recipients, including Anna Deavere Smith (2010), Patti LuPone (2011), John Leguizamo (2012), Fiona Shaw (2013), Billy Crystal (2014), and James Lecesne (2015).
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