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

In its sixth year, United Solo once again breaks its own record of one-person show offerings. The world’s largest solo theatre festival opens on September 17 for a ten-week run, featuring 150 solo productions from six continents. Until its closing night on November 22, the festival will present between two and five shows each day, all at Theatre Row, where United Solo is a resident company, on 42nd Street in New York City.
The full list of 2015 participants is available at — along with an updated schedule of performances. TICKETS, priced $19.25, which includes a theatre restoration charge, can be obtained in person at the Theatre Row box office at 410 West 42nd Street, over the phone at 212.239.6200, or online at
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 via social media 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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2015 United Solo Special Award Nominations

United Solo honors performers who have made outstanding contributions to solo theatre. This year’s nominees are Tom Dugan, Cush Jumbo, James Lecesne, Benjamin Scheuer, and Wanda Sykes. 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), and Billy Crystal (2014).
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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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