United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, is proud to present its sixth season at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City’s theatre district. Performers from six continents will present their unique works between September 17 and November 22, 2015. 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
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2015 Submissions NOW OPEN

The 6th 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 17 and November 22, 2015 at Theatre Row in New York City.

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The 2014 United Solo AWARDS Have Been Announced

The world’s largest solo theatre festival concluded its season with an awards ceremony held on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. It was the Closing Gala for a ten-week season of solo theatre and the fifth anniversary of the festival, a resident company at Theatre Row.
Billy Crystal received this year’s United Solo Special Award for his autobiographical show presented on Broadway, and his outstanding achievements in the art of solo performance. “It made me a better actor, it made my discipline stronger, it made every night more of a challenge, because it was just me,” Crystal said about the show in his special message to the United Solo Artists. He added, “That’s the thrill of working solo.” Billy Crystal joins previous recipients of this award: Anna Deavere Smith, Patti LuPone, John Leguizamo, and Fiona Shaw.
In its longest season ever, the fifth annual United Solo Festival featured 97 SOLD-OUT shows among 130 productions. Performances from six continents were presented every night from September 18 through November 23, 2014 in a variety of categories. The press and industry frequently attended United Solo performances, including, among others, Danny Aiello, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Emerson, Carrie Preston, Scott Takeda, and Marlo Thomas.
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The World’s Largest Solo Theatre Festival Begins Its Anniversary Season

Theatre Row on New York’s famous 42nd Street is home to the world’s largest solo theatre festival, United Solo. Its fifth season takes place September 18 — November 23, 2014 and features over 130 productions from six continents in categories including drama, comedy, stand-up, mime, and many more. This year’s Festival has grown five times bigger than the inaugural season, and brings far more exciting variety. TICKETS for all shows in this year’s United Solo are available at the Theatre Row Box Office, 410 West 42nd Street, open seven days a week from noon until the last curtain. Online and phone sales are provided by Telecharge, and 212.239.6200. The Box Office will keep a waiting list for the sold-out shows, and some last-minute openings may be available. For the full Festival schedule, visit
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2014 United Solo Special Award Nominations

As the largest festival of solo theatre in the world, United Solo promotes and celebrates the form of one-person theatre in many ways. One of them is the Special Award, which recognizes artists acclaimed for their dedication to solo theatre. The nominees for the 2014 United Solo Special Award are Hannah Cabell in Grounded, Billy Crystal in 700 Sundays, Jim Dale in Just Jim Dale, Ruben Santiago-Hudson in How I Learned What I Learned, Kevin Spacey in Clarence Darrow, John Douglas Thompson in Satchmo at the Waldorf, and Michael Urie in Buyer and Cellar.
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