The United Solo Academy™ is an honorary membership society limited to those who have been awarded at the United Solo Theatre Festival, or who have been recognized as supportive and inspiring members of our community. Membership is by invitation only and absolutely free of charge. Expanding each year with both local and international members, the Academy’s goals are to discover new talents and promote the genre of one‑person performance.


United Solo Academy members are invited to:


recommend solo shows and performers for Festival consideration

Recommendations should be sent to show‑


suggest outstanding solo artists for the United Solo Special Award nominations

Recommendations for the United Solo Special Award should be sent to uAward‑


vote for the annual United Solo Special Award

Votes should be sent by the first day of the Festival to uAward‑


recommend solo artists performing at this year’s Festival for various awards

Votes will be accepted to awards‑ throughout the period of the Festival, no later than 2 hours prior to the Festival Closing Ceremony


attend the United Solo Theatre Festival Closing Ceremony

Requests for a complimentary invitation should be submitted to request‑


attend shows presented outside the Festival

Periodically, the United Solo Academy members may be notified about the opportunity of receiving complimentary tickets for shows performed year round locally and beyond. These free tickets are offered by producers who would like to showcase their work to United Solo


get exposure on the Festival’s website and related publications

All members are listed here


Participation in any of the above is voluntary. Members are not obliged to attend all shows at the Festival to be eligible to vote. All submitted recommendations, suggestions, and votes remain strictly confidential. United Solo reserves the right to update the rules and eligibility policies periodically. Members of the United Solo Academy will be notified of any significant changes with a right to withdraw from membership at any time.