United Solo Expands With Additional Presentation In Europe

After three successful seasons in New York City, United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, is expanding its operations beyond the United States. A selection of high-quality one-person productions, including those awarded in previous seasons, will be presented in the fall of 2013 on the stage of Teatr Syrena, a premier three-hundred-seat venue located in downtown Warsaw, Poland.


This European presentation, billed as United Solo Europe, features Regina Advento, a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and her new solo show, “Dreamlines.” Regina will be joining United Solo veterans and award winners Bill Bowers, Mark Gindick, Herbert Kaluza, Ewa Kasprzyk, and Anthony Nikolchev.


The annual United Solo in New York remains unaffected. This year, for the fourth time, the Festival will present the world’s largest selection of solo theatre at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in NYC in October and November. United Solo will continue to bring solo shows to New York in upcoming seasons as it looks to expand its presence both domestically and internationally.

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Submission Deadline Extended to May 6, 2013

We received many requests to extend our submission deadline, so if you need a little more time to get your submission packet ready, you can still submit by May 6, 2013. All LATE submissions postmarked after the original April 22 deadline must include a late application fee of $50. Festival shows will be announced in June 2013.

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2013 United Solo Award Nominations

United Solo is proud to announce the nominees for its annual special uAward. This honor recognizes artists with outstanding achievements in popularizing the form of solo performance locally, nationally, or through their international exposure. A resident company at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City, United Solo has nominated several artists for its special 2013 uAward: Alan Cumming in Macbeth, Alec Mapa in Baby Daddy, Bette Midler in I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, Anthony Rapp in Without You, William Shatner in Shatner’s World: We Just Live in It, Fiona Shaw in The Testament of Mary, and Holland Taylor in Ann.

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New Collection Published By Indie Theater Now

This year, United Solo Festival introduces another new collection of scripts published by Indie Theater Now, a digital library of contemporary plays. A newly launched selection of solo plays was compiled after reviewing one hundred theatre productions presented at the Festival this past season. Solo artists from around the globe brought their shows to the world’s largest solo theatre festival at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. Each production offered a unique story in various performance categories including drama, multimedia, puppetry, stand‑up, and others. The Festival concluded by awarding selected artists for their excellence in solo performance and by recommending several plays for publication on Indie Theater Now.

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2013 Submissions NOW OPEN

Local and international artists are invited to submit their shows to the world’s largest solo theatre festival. Proposals may represent all varieties of solo performance, including storytelling, puppetry, dance, improv, stand‑up, magic, drama, and others. Selected shows will be presented between October 3 and November 24, 2013 at Theatre Row in New York City. Deadline for submissions is Monday, April 22, 2013.

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The 2012 United Solo AWARDS Have Been Announced

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, concluded its third annual season with a closing ceremony held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Theatre ROW on 42nd Street in New York City. Local and international performers, special guests, and festival team members gathered to celebrate the one hundred solo productions that were offered this fall.


The awards were presented by Allan Corduner, a British actor internationally acclaimed for his role in the Oscar‑winning film “Topsy‑Turvy,” by Martin and Rochelle Denton, the founders of Indie Theater Now, and by several members of the United Solo Academy.

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The Festival Goes On

Temporarily interrupted by Hurricane Sandy, the Third Annual United Solo resumes its schedule on WEDNESDAY, October 31, 2012. The Festival will continue to present a variety of one-person performances until November 18, 2012. Please, check out the schedule, find something for yourself, meet us in the theatre, and support the community of solo arts!

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