This year, United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, celebrates its fifth anniversary season and its dynamic expansion in scope and popularity. Located at Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street, the Festival has grown five times since its inaugural year; it began as a two-week event and will span over ten weeks in 2014. All shows will be presented between September 18 – November 23 at Theatre Row, NYC. TICKETS are available NOW through Telecharge ( or 212‑239‑6200) and at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC).
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Fiona Shaw Opens The Second United Solo Europe

The world’s largest solo theatre festival based in New York will present its second European showcase May 27 – 31, 2014 at Teatr Syrena in Warsaw, Poland. United Solo Academy member, recipient of the Order of the British Empire and two-time Laurence Olivier Award winner Fiona Shaw will open this year’s United Solo Europe with her remarks on solo theatre. The performers participating in the European showcase come from Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and USA. The program includes a show by five-time Grammy nominee LynnMarie Rink and one directed by Austin Pendleton, as well as a depiction of legendary Nina Simone, a solo version of “Hamlet,” and a magic piece about the discovery of an Alfred Hitchcock film. This overseas showcase in May precedes the major ten-week run of the fifth annual United Solo Festival from September 18 – November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City.

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Submission Deadline Extended

The 5th anniversary season of the annual United Solo Theatre Festival will offer a diverse selection of local and international shows to be presented at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City this fall. We have already received many promising submissions from around the globe. Due to numerous requests to extend our submission deadline, we are glad to let you know that we will still accept late applications.
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Scripts From United Solo Published By Indie Theater Now

The world’s largest solo theatre festival in association with Indie Theater Now, a digital library of theatrical plays, presents a new collection of scripts available online. These plays have been selected from 120 productions presented in the 2013 season at United Solo. The shows represent many genres and styles, and include pieces written especially for the festival stage, as well as shows brought to New York’s 42nd Street after successful runs elsewhere.

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2014 Submissions NOW OPEN

The 5th annual United Solo Festival invites local and international artists to submit their shows to the world’s largest solo theatre festival. World premieres and already-produced shows are equally welcome. Submitted proposals may represent storytelling, improv, dance, musical, puppetry, multimedia, stand-up, magic, tragedy, comedy, and other forms of solo performance. Selected shows will be presented between September 18 and November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row in New York City. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3, 2014.

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The 2013 United Solo AWARDS Have Been Announced

The fourth annual United Solo Theatre Festival concluded its run on November 24, 2013 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. An awards ceremony was held that night, following the eight-week-long lineup of the world’s largest solo theatre festival, which offered more than 120 productions this season.
Fiona Shaw was present at the event to accept the 2013 United Solo Special Award, as recognition for her outstanding achievements in the art of solo performance, and for promoting this theatrical form to both local and international audiences. Deborah Warner, the director of Ms. Shaw’s solo performance The Testament of Mary, joined the ceremony as well. After receiving the award from the artistic director of the United Solo Festival, Omar Sangare, Fiona Shaw shared her gratitude and inspiring remarks with performers, guests, the festival team, and press gathered at the ceremony. Commenting on solo performances as a genre, Ms. Shaw said “They are concertos and the audience is the orchestra, as much as anything else.”
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