The Worldʼs Largest Solo Theatre Festival Begins

The Second Annual United Solo opens tonight at Theatre ROW in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Through the following five-week period, the festival will offer seventy-seven productions ranging from two up to five different shows per day. This broad assortment of shows targets the multicultural nature of the New York City population. Five solo productions have been sold out before the opening night of the festival, and other popular shows will run out of tickets fast.


All artists compete for various awards, such as: best in acting award, best show, best script, and the audience award. The recipients will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on November 20, 2011 at Theatre ROW. Awarded artists will be extended an invitation to join the United Solo Academy, a group of theatre creators dedicated to the genre of solo performance, including, among other members: Anna Deavere Smith, Bill Bowers and John Paul Karliak. During the Ceremony, the festival board will be also honoring an outstanding solo performer with a special uAward. This year nominees are: Daniel Beaty, John Lithgow, Patti LuPone, and Robin Williams.


Tickets are available at the Theater ROW Box Office (410 West 42nd Street, NYC) and via Telecharge ( or 212-239-6200).


A full list of performers and more information on the Festival are available here.


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