United Solo Announces Nominees for 2020 United Solo Special Award

The United Solo Theatre Festival, the world’s largest solo performance festival, has announced their nominees for the 2020 United Solo Special Award: Laura Linney, Bellina Logan, Sir Ian McKellen, and Andrew Scott for their outstanding solo productions. For more information, please visit http://unitedsolo.org/us/uaward/uaward-2020/
 
Despite having to postpone the 11th Annual New York Festival and inaugural London festival due to the ongoing public health crisis, United Solo is still committed to honoring outstanding solo performers and celebrating their work. “Though current public health conditions challenge our ability to host in-person festivals, the show must go on, and ours certainly will,” said founder and artistic director Omar Sangare. “Our next season, in the fall of 2021, will feature an exciting and diverse slate of outstanding solo shows.” The winner will join past United Solo Special 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), Michael Moore (2017), Renée Taylor (2018), and Aasif Mandvi (2019).

United Solo’s 11th Annual New York Festival and Inaugural London Festival Postponed to 2021

In light of the ongoing global pandemic, United Solo, in collaboration with Theatre Row and The Actors Centre, has made the decision to postpone both the New York and London festivals to Fall 2021.
 
Dr. Omar Sangare, founder and artistic director of United Solo, offered the following statement: “United Solo has been here for solo performers for over a decade, bringing their unique craft to the epicenter of New York’s theatre district. This year was supposed to be special, with solo stars shining on our New York stage as well as London’s West End. 2020, however, turned out to be special in a different way. For everyone’s safety, we need to postpone the shows. All of the important stories will return to the stage victoriously next year, and we will be ready to continue our mission of promoting amazing solo work again.”
 
Be well, stay safe, and stay united!
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