• Name: United Solo Theatre Festival (first reference), United Solo Festival or United Solo
  • Dates: Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, November 24, 2019
  • Location: a resident company of Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York City
  • About: Once again this year, United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, will present a selection of local and international productions including storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, improv, stand-up, magic, musical, and drama.Most performances introduce original works, and some are based on adaptations of classical literature. Since its inaugural year in 2010, United Solo featured more than 1,000 productions from all over the world.
  • 2019 is the 10th anniversary
  • In the press: www.unitedsolo.org/us/uabout/umedia
  • Website: www.unitedsolo.org


Patrick McAndrew
(484) 888-3167
For Immediate Release
December 3, 2019
New York City

After Its 10th Anniversary Season, United Solo Extends Its Reach to the West End in London

The United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo performance festival in the world, just wrapped up its 10th anniversary season. This fall, in the heart of New York’s theatre district at Theatre Row, United Solo hosted over 120 productions with performers from six continents. It was an exciting season that welcomed new and returning shows. Several shows were featured in the “Best Of” category, which presented returning shows from United Solo’s first decade. With the conclusion of this year’s festival, it was announced at the annual closing gala that, in addition to its regular season in New York City, United Solo will set its sights on a brand-new location: London.
Right in the middle of London’s West End, United Solo will introduce a 2-week showcase festival, preceding the 10 week season in New York City. Participants will have the opportunity to bring their solo shows across the pond and perform at The Actors Centre, a renowned theatre space. This is a new venture for United Solo, which extends its reach to yet another theatrical center.
“Participants will have the opportunity to bring their solo shows across the pond and perform at The Actors Centre, the renowned place which supports the careers of actors,” says Dr. Omar Sangare, founder and artistic director of United Solo. “This will give solo performers the opportunity to perform in the other theatre capital of the world.”
Applications are now open, and applicants have the option to submit for United Solo in either New York City or London, or both. The festivals will feature award-winning, internationally renowned performers, as well as emerging talents. Artists and companies are welcome to submit shows representing a variety of solo forms, including dramas, comedies, movement pieces, storytelling, and spoken word, among others. Instructions can be found online at www.unitedsolo.org/submit.
Related inquiries may be addressed to Pat McAndrew at patmcandrew@unitedsolo.org.
For more info, HQ pictures, and Facts & Figures, please visit our Press Center at http://unitedsolo.org/us/upress.


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United Solo Announces 10th-Season Winners and New Festival in London (November 25, 2019)
“The Best Of” United Solo’s First Decade, Award-Winning Shows Open the Festival’s 10th Season (September 19, 2019)
Nominees of the 2019 United Solo Special Award Announced (September 12, 2019)
SOLD-OUT Shows Are Audience Favorites at United Solo’s Tenth Anniversary (August 19, 2019)
Oscar-Winning Actor Olympia Dukakis to Teach Series of 3 Master Classes at United Solo (August 8, 2019)
Presenting THE BEST OF: Recognizing the Greatest Artistic Achievements of United Solo’s First Decade (July 11, 2019)
United Solo Celebrates One Decade as the World’s Largest Solo Theatre Festival (May 16, 2019)
United Solo Accepts Submissions for its 10th Anniversary (January 18, 2019)
Oscar nominee Renée Taylor Among Award Winners at the United Solo Gala (November 19, 2018)
United Solo Offers Master Classes with Anne Bogart, Marek Probosz, Janis Brenner, Allan Corduner (November 5, 2018)
Every Night Is An Opening Night At United Solo, Presenting 130 Productions In Its 9th Year (September 12, 2018)
United Solo Presents Over 120 Productions in Its 9th Season at Theatre Row, NYC (May 8, 2018)
United Solo Hosts A Fourth Master Class with Austin Pendleton (August 22, 2018)
United Solo Hosts Master Class with Penny Cherns, Director of the MA in Classical Acting Program at LAMDA (August 8, 2018)
United Solo Hosts Master Class With Oscar-Winning Actress Olympia Dukakis (July 25, 2018)
United Solo Hosts Master Class with Renowned Broadway Press Agent Joshua Ellis (July 19, 2018)
Austin Pendleton Returns to United Solo to Give Master Class (July 2, 2018)
United Solo Offers a Master Class with World-renowned Mime, Bill Bowers (June 20, 2018)
Austin Pendleton Returns To Give His Master Class At United Solo (May 24, 2018)
United Solo Offers a New Master Class With Internationally Acclaimed Actor Allan Corduner, Currently Starring in “My Fair Lady” on Broadway (April 19, 2018)
United Solo Offers a Master Class with Fiona Shaw (March 22, 2018)
Michael Moore Among Artists Recognized At United Solo Festival Gala (November 20, 2017)
United Solo Opens Its Eighth Season with Twenty-Five Sold-Out Shows (September 13, 2017)
United Solo Offers Master Classes with James Lecesne, Adam Wade, and Austin Pendleton (November 7, 2017)
United Solo Launches a New Series of Master Classes (September 18, 2017)
United Solo Announces Nominees for 2017 Special Award (September 6, 2017)
United Solo Concludes Its 7th Season in New York (November 21, 2016)
Seventh Season of the United Solo Festival Features Performers from Six Continents (September 15, 2016)
United Solo Announces Nominees for 2016 Special Award (September 1, 2016)
United Solo Theatre Festival Presents Its Seventh Season at Theatre Row (August 18, 2016)
United Solo Celebrates Its Sixth Season, James Lecesne Accepts Special Award (November 22, 2015)
Ten Weeks of Solo Shows at Sixth Annual United Solo Festival, Opening Sept. 17 (September 15, 2015)
Nominees for United Solo Special Award Unveiled (September 1, 2015)
United Solo Accepts Submissions for 2015 Season (December 18, 2014)
United Solo Fifth Anniversary Concludes with Awards for Billy Crystal, Estelle Parsons, Richard A. Harris, Among Others (November 23, 2014)
United Solo Debuts Its Fifth Season in New York, Presents 130 Productions (September 16, 2014)
United Solo Names Nominees For Its Special Award (July 28, 2014)
In Its Fifth Year, United Solo Festival Extends Its Programming Five Times (May 20, 2014)
Solo Performers Invited To Submit Applications For The United Solo Festival On 42nd Street (January 6, 2014)
Fiona Shaw, Gordon Clapp, and Eric Roberts among winners at 2013 United Solo Festival (November 25, 2013)
United Solo Begins Its Fourth Season In New York City (September 25, 2013)
More Than One Hundred and Twenty Productions At The Fourth United Solo Festival (July 15, 2013)
United Solo Expands With New Presentation In Europe (May 28, 2013)
The 2013 Nominees For the United Solo Special Award Have Been Announced (April 16, 2013)
New United Solo Collection Published By Indie Theater Now (February 27, 2013)
New York-Based United Solo Festival Invites Submissions For Its New Season (February 19, 2013)
United Solo Awards Go To John Leguizamo, LynnMarie Rink, Ann Morrison, Among Others (November 19, 2012)
One Hundred Productions Set for the Third United Solo Theatre Festival (October 4, 2012)
In Its Third Year, United Solo Festival Presents One Hundred Productions (August 1, 2012)
United Solo Announced the 2012 Nominees (April 25, 2012)
The 3rd United Solo Theatre Festival Accepts Submissions (March 14, 2012)
United Solo Expands with Publications on Indie Theater Now (January 4, 2012)
Patti LuPone, Pedro Almodovar and Austin Pendleton Among Winners (November 21, 2011)
The Worldʼs Largest Solo Theatre Festival Begins (October 13, 2011)
Seventy-Seven Productions This Fall at United Solo Theatre Festival (August 23, 2011)
2011 United Solo Nominees Have Been Unveiled (April 12, 2011)
United Solo Opens Submissions for Solo Artists (March 1, 2011)
The Second Edition of United Solo Goes Twice As Long (January 18, 2011)
Christmas Gift for Everyone in Entertainment (December 14, 2010)
The 2010 United Solo Festival Awards have been announced (November 22, 2010)
Celebrities and Emerging Artists at the United Solo Festival (November 19, 2010)
Cynthia Nixon, Anna Deavere Smith and Marsha Mason at United Solo Events (November 11, 2010)
Marsha Mason and Many Awards at the United Solo Theatre Festival (November 5, 2010)
Marsha Mason at the 2010 United Solo Theatre Festival Closing Ceremony (November 1, 2010)
One Once Only (August 31, 2010)
United Solo Seeks Submissions for New Solo Performance Festival (May 17, 2010)