• 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


Marcin Lipinski
Communications Representative
(617) 697-6888
For Immediate Release
May 16, 2019
New York City

United Solo Celebrates One Decade as the World’s Largest Solo Theatre Festival

• This year’s DATES are September 19—November 24; TICKETS are now on sale
• The Festival will present OVER 120 PRODUCTIONS from all over the world
• A special THE BEST OF category will feature award winners from previous years
Tickets are now on sale for the new season of United Solo, which celebrates its tenth anniversary with over 120 productions, presented every day between September 19 and November 24. The festival will take place at the newly renovated Theatre Row in the heart of New York’s theatre district, which has been home to the festival since its inception. Throughout the past decade, the festival has presented more than 1,000 productions from six continents.
Twenty-five award-winning performers from previous seasons have been invited to return as part of the special THE BEST OF category, presented during the first two weeks of the festival. THE BEST OF shows will include “Inheritance: A Litany” by Janis Brenner, professor at the Juilliard School and winner of the Best Production award at United Solo in 2018. Another featured show will be “All Over the Map” by Bill Bowers, world-renowned mime, student of Marcel Marceau, and recipient of the Best Production award at the inaugural United Solo Festival in 2010. Other returning award winners include Austin Pendleton, directing Anne Stockton in “I Won’t Be in on Monday”; Susan E. Isaacs, book author and playwright of “Angry Conversations with God”; and five-time Grammy nominee LynnMarie with “There’s an Accordion in My Closet.”
There will be no shortage of extraordinary talent. Ed Asner, winner of five Golden Globes and seven Primetime Emmys, will perform in “A Man and His Prostate.” Emmy-winning producer Teresa L. Thome presents “Warm Cheese.” Two-time Emmy winner Ellen Gould will perform in her musical “Seeing Stars.” Emmy-nominated comedian Debbie Kasper will premiere “Has Anybody Seen Debbie?” They join over 120 other artists from all over the world. And while over the years, the festival has featured shows by artists representing six continents, there has never been a show standing for Antarctica — until now. Latvian performer Toms Liepajnieks brings “Lost Antarctica,” based on the book by marine biologist James B. McClintock. “With this Antarctica-themed show, we proudly announce that this year, our festival will present stories from the entire world,” said Omar Sangare, founder and artistic director of United Solo and professor of theatre at Williams College.
Each day, as many as five performances will be presented on the festival stage. Shows will range from drama, comedy, dance and movement, to magic, music, performance art, and storytelling. This season will include new productions, as well as revivals and adaptations. Additionally, United Solo will continue to present master classes, previously taught by such luminaries as Anne Bogart, Allan Corduner, Olympia Dukakis, and Fiona Shaw.
The full performance schedule may be found at www.unitedsolo.org, along with information about each of the shows. Tickets may be purchased at the Theatre Row box office, located at 410 West 42nd Street, as well as through Telecharge, by phone at 212.239.6200 and online at www.telecharge.com. The festival expects many shows to sell out quickly, though sold-out shows may be granted additional performances.
Related inquiries may be addressed to Marcin Lipinski at info@unitedsolo.org
For more info, HQ pictures, and Facts & Figures, please visit our Press Center at http://unitedsolo.org/us/upress


Download CURRENT Press Release (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)