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.
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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 — here you will find more details available as well. Sign up now!
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