The World’s Largest Solo Theatre Festival Begins Its 9th Season In New York

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, is proud to present its 9th season at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City’s theatre district. As in previous years, the festival will present up to five shows each night for the next ten weeks, featuring more than 130 unique productions coming from six continents, and performing their solo pieces between September 13 and November 18, 2018.
 
TICKETS are available NOW through Telecharge (www.telecharge.com or 212‑239‑6200) and at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC). For the full calendar of performances, please visit www.unitedsolo.org/us/ufest
 
The program includes a vast array of solo theatre, including dramas, comedies, adaptations of classics, and dance. Participating productions will feature newcomers and returning artists. In a special ENCORE category, the festival welcome back artists who found great popular success at the festival in recent years.
 
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 www.unitedsolo.org/submit
 
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2018 United Solo Special Award Nominations

United Solo honors performers who have made outstanding contributions to solo theatre. This year’s nominees are Derek DelGaudio, Alison S. M. Kobayashi, John Lithgow, Chita Rivera, Bruce Springsteen, and Renée Taylor. As in the past, the recipient of the United Solo Special Award will be announced at the Festival’s Closing Gala on Nov. 18 at Theatre Row, and 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), James Lecesne (2015), Staceyann Chin in collaboration with Cynthia Nixon (2016), and Michael Moore (2017).
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A Master Class with Olympia Dukakis, Encore!

United Solo is honored to host Oscar winner, Olympia Dukakis, to teach a Master Class as part of the United Solo Professional Training Program! This is a rare opportunity to work with an accomplished actress who has been critically acclaimed in theatre, film, and television. The Master Class will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2PM-4PM at Theatre Row, New York City. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu — here you will find more details available as well. Sign up now!
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TICKETS are on SALE!

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, is proud to present its 9th season at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City’s theatre district. Since its inaugural year, United Solo featured nearly 1,000 theatre productions from all over the world. This season, performers from six continents will present their unique works between September 13 and November 18, 2018. TICKETS are available NOW through Telecharge (www.telecharge.com or 212‑239‑6200) and at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC). For the full calendar of performances, please visit www.unitedsolo.org/us/ufest
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A Master Class with Janis Brenner

United Solo will host Janis Brenner, known worldwide as a “quadruple threat” — a dancer, choreographer, vocalist, and teacher — who has toured in 36 countries, teaches at The Juilliard School, and is the winner of the award for Best Choreography at the 2017 United Solo Festival for Eva Pertic’s “Eden, transplanted.” Open to all participants regardless of experience, this Master Class will explore the process of integrating movement, voice, breath, and character into the full range of expressiveness using structured improvisation. The Master Class will take place on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 6PM-8PM at Theatre Row, New York City. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu — here you will find more details available as well. Sign up now!

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A Master Class with Austin Pendleton, Encore!

Austin Pendleton will return to the studio at Theatre Row, NYC, to teach his third Master Class at the United Solo Professional Training Program! Participants will be coached on speeches and scenes. All participants are invited to become members of the United Solo community and receive training that will benefit them throughout their careers. After working with and being recommended by Mr. Pendleton, many artists are given the opportunity to perform their solo pieces at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row on 42nd Street, NYC. Just sign up, and be discovered by one of the most influential theatre directors. The Master Class will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 6PM-8PM at Theatre Row, New York City. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is required at http://unitedsolo.org/us/uedu — here you will find more details available as well. Sign up now!
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All About SOLO creates a home for solo performance!

United Solo is excited to learn about the launch of All About Solo, the home for solo performance! We are looking forward to exploring the various solo performance content present on this platform and learning about solo shows in much more depth through previews, interviews, and reviews. We encourage our theatre community and audiences to take the dive and learn more about this exciting new platform as announced by its Editor-in-Chief, Pat McAndrew at www.allaboutsolo.com

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