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 ( or 212‑239‑6200) and at the Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC).

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