2014 Submissions NOW OPEN

The 5th 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, stand-up, magic, tragedy, comedy, and other forms of solo performance. Selected shows will be presented between September 18 and November 23, 2014 at Theatre Row in New York City. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 3, 2014.

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The 2013 United Solo AWARDS Have Been Announced

The fourth annual United Solo Theatre Festival concluded its run on November 24, 2013 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. An awards ceremony was held that night, following the eight-week-long lineup of the world’s largest solo theatre festival, which offered more than 120 productions this season.
Fiona Shaw was present at the event to accept the 2013 United Solo Special Award, as recognition for her outstanding achievements in the art of solo performance, and for promoting this theatrical form to both local and international audiences. Deborah Warner, the director of Ms. Shaw’s solo performance The Testament of Mary, joined the ceremony as well. After receiving the award from the artistic director of the United Solo Festival, Omar Sangare, Fiona Shaw shared her gratitude and inspiring remarks with performers, guests, the festival team, and press gathered at the ceremony. Commenting on solo performances as a genre, Ms. Shaw said “They are concertos and the audience is the orchestra, as much as anything else.”
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The World’s Largest Solo Theatre Festival Begins Its Season In New York

The 4th Annual United Solo Festival opens its season at Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Throughout 8 weeks, October 3 – November 24, the festival offers over 120 productions ranging from 2 to 5 different shows daily. The assortment of shows from 6 continents reflects the multiculturalism of New York City. 32 shows sold out before the festival began, and other popular shows will run out of tickets fast. Performance categories include drama, comedy, storytelling, magic, stand-up, and multimedia, among many others. 20 productions back by popular demand, as well as United Solo award-winning shows, will be presented in a special Encore category.
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United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, presents 121 productions this year! All shows will be performed between October 3 – November 24, 2013 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. Tickets are available through Telecharge (www.telecharge.com or 212‑239‑6200) and at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC).

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2013 Official Selection Announced

The United Solo team is truly impressed by the variety and originality of local and international submissions, and would like to thank everyone who submitted shows for consideration. Concluding a selection process for solo productions this season, United Solo is proud to announce the lineup of shows that will be presented this fall at Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. The schedule and more information about individual shows will be provided soon, and tickets will be available at the theatre box office and online through Telecharge.

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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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