2019 Submissions NOW OPEN

The 10th 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, variety, spoken word, cabaret, stand-up, magic, tragedy, comedy, and other forms of solo performance. Selected shows will be presented between September 12 and November 24, 2019 at Theatre Row in New York City. Detailed information and the application form can be found at www.unitedsolo.org/submit

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NEW Classes at The United Solo Training Program,
Including a Master Class With Anne Bogart

United Solo will host a Master Class with Anne Bogart, internationally acclaimed director, author, and Head of the MFA in Directing Program at Columbia University. This class is a unique opportunity to work with a legendary theatre artist. The Master Class will take place on Monday, November 5, 2018 from 6PM-8PM at Theatre Row in New York City. Additional classes at the United Solo Professional Training Program include Master Classes taught by Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis (Oct. 28); renowned actor and director, and recipient of the Drama Desk Special Award, Austin Pendleton (Oct. 25); prominent theater publicist and press agent Joshua Ellis (Oct. 18); and La MaMa artist and professor at The New School Zishan Ugurlu (Oct. 15).
Other exciting Master Classes soon approaching will be given by Marek Probosz (Nov. 15), professor at UCLA and actor with more than 50 starring roles in theatre, film and television; Janis Brenner (Nov. 29), award-winning multidisciplinary artist, and faculty member at The Juilliard School; and Allan Corduner (Dec. 10), internationally renowned actor, currently starring in “My Fair Lady” on Broadway. 
Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. All ages and levels of theatrical experience encouraged. Pre-registration is required at www.unitedsolo.org/us/uedu — here you will find more details available as well. Sign up now!

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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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