The 2nd annual UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL (ARCHIVES)

 

October 20 – November 20, 2011

 

Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street, New York City

The 2nd annual United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, capped off its five-week season with a closing ceremony on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at Theatre ROW on 42nd Street in New York City. A crowd of solo artists, special guests, festival staff, and contributors packed into the theatre to commemorate seventy-seven productions. Numerous artists were recognized for their brilliant solo performances. More information can be found here.

 

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2069_Cindy_Wolfe_Boynton_RIGHT_TIME_TO_SAY_I_LOVE_YOU

Right Time to Say I Love You

Performed by Cindy Wolfe BoyntonCONNECTICUT

Thu, Oct 20 at 7:30pm (running time: 40 min.) 

drama, storytelling

Frozen in a moment of crisis, an emotionally and physically drained Cindy must choose: ignore the ringing telephone and get the sleep she so desperately needs, or make another late-night rush to help the ill mother who’s never once said I love you. Powerful and honest, it reflects the struggle millions of Americans invisibly live as part of today’s Sandwich Generation. Director: Reno Venturi. Voice of Dad: Edward Wolfe. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, showrelatedrelated2

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2057_Glen_Williamson_BEAT_THE_DEVIL

Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)

Performed by Glen WilliamsonNEW YORK

Thu, Oct 20 at 9:00pm (running time: 90 min.) ENCORE*

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, classic

Love, sex, murder, magic, myth, war, waves, and a devil out of his depths. An exhilarating romp through Goethe’s theatrical masterpiece about heaven, hell and a battle for the soul of a man searching for truth, satisfaction… and a Goddess. Astonishingly pertinent to our time and our struggles to be truly human, this bargain with the devil has surprising twists. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (German, Austrian). Links: artist, video

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Once Upon a CaterpillarSOLD OUT

Performed by Esmeralda CastellonNEW YORK

Fri, Oct 21 at 7:30pm (running time: 40 min.) 

drama, comedy

“Once Upon a Caterpillar” is the funniest show you have never seen. This show is a comedic theatrical piece, which digs into the hearts of its audience members with an unexpected dose of reality. This type of storytelling takes its spectators on an emotional roller coaster filled with hope, laughter and tears. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: showrelated

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2112_Nancy Redman_CLUTTER

CLUTTER: I’m Saving My Life and It’s Killing Me

Written and Performed by Nancy RedmanNEW YORK

Fri, Oct 21 at 9:00pm (running time: 90 min.) ENCORE*

drama, comedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv

Austin Pendleton directed this poignant comedy that gives us the freedom to laugh at our obsessions, compulsions and fears. An Eviction Notice, A Hoarder, Her Clutter, And What Lies Beneath It All. (Best Directing, 2010 United Solo Theatre Festival). Director: Austin Pendleton. Recommended for: adults. Links: artist, related, related2related3

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2093_Casey_Gates_YOGAMERICAN

The Yogamerican Dream

Performed by Casey GatesCALIFORNIA

Sat, Oct 22 at 2:00pm (running time: 68 min.) 

drama, comedy, improv

Join certified yoga instructor Casey Gates as she bends her way into seven different characters in this hilarious parody on yoga in America. Whether you’re a virgin-yogi or self-proclaimed guru this all-levels yoga show is guaranteed to have you laughing out loud and releasing tension all while warming your heart chakra. Director: Jeremy Aluma. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, yoga community. Links: artist, show, videovideo2

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2101_Danusia_Trevino_Wonder Bread

Wonder Bread

Performed by Danusia TrevinoPOLAND

Sat, Oct 22 at 4:00pm (running time: 75 min.) ENCORE*

drama, comedy, storytelling

With greater aspirations than growing tomatoes for her scheming father in communist Poland, a young woman escapes to New York, works at Burger King, marries her Valley Stream sweetheart, meets Iggy Pop, dates Dee Dee Ramone and while rebelling against it, she falls in love with the world. (Best One-Woman Show, 2010 United Solo Theatre Festival). Director: Aleksey Burago. Set Designer: Olga Rogova. Recommended for: all audiences, ethnic community (Polish and Eastern European). Links: artist, video

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2108_Seth_Lepore_LOSING_MY_RELIGION_1

Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee

Performed by Seth LeporeMASSACHUSETTS

Sat, Oct 22 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling

A hysterical romp through America’s spiritual enterprise. The show exposes the blurry line between self-help and faith. Yoga gurus, healthy chocolate peddlers and Buddhists with God complexes ego-trip their way toward absurdity. Do these people really exist? Yes, they do. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, self-helpers with a sense of humor, humanists, unitarians, recovering Catholics. Links: artist, videorelated

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2120_JUDY_ROSENBLAT_WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS

Woman Before a Glass

Performed by Judy RosenblattNEW YORK

Sat, Oct 22 at 9:00pm (running time: 90 min.) 

drama

Rebelling against her wealthy New York upbringing, indulging her uncanny eye for great art and artists, and becoming the “enfant terrible” of the modern art scene, Peggy Guggenheim lived a life almost too amazing to be believed. With humor, heartbreak and grand hauteur, “Woman Before a Glass” offers the unforgettable story of a woman before her time. Director: Austin Pendleton. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (references to the Holocaust and World War II). Linkvideo

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Cemetery Golf

Performed by Jim LoucksGEORGIA

Sun, Oct 23 at 3:00pm (running time: 70 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling

Jim Loucks’ live-wire solo performance takes you back to the Deep South with preachers shoutin’ from the mountaintops, mamas pickin’ switches, and Hellfire just a heartbeat away. This nationally-touring show is filled with witty and insightful storytelling, quirky characters and down-home Gospel music. “Critic’s Pick” – Cincinnati Citybeat. Director: Carol Rusoff. Producer: Deb Loucks. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community. Links: artistrelatedrelated2related3

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Blue, Black and White

Written and Performed by Donald MolosiBOTSWANA

Sun, Oct 23 at 5:00pm (running time: 25 min.) ENCORE*

drama, storytelling

“Blue, Black and White” is an enchanting humanist story about Sir Seretse Khama. He married a white British woman in 1949 and their interracial marriage saw them being banned from many countries including Seretse’s own native Botswana. This piece is an exploration of love and courage and how they were the cornerstone to Africa’s most enduring democracy, the Republic of Botswana. (Best Performer, 2008 Dialogue ONE Theatre Festival). Poster by: Maya Lama. Recommended for: all audiences, children, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community (lovers of classical theatre), ethnic community (African, British). Links: artist, show, relatedrelated2related3related4

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Dark at the End of the Tunnel

Performed by Paden FallisNEW YORK

Mon, Oct 24 at 7:30pm (running time: 58 min.) 

drama

A blind man wakes up lost and confused and fears he has beaten a man to death. Searching for answers, he relives his magical childhood, his journey from sighted to blind, his relationship with the woman he loves and his fascination with General Curtis LeMay. Having lost sight of everything, will he come to grips with the violence he committed. Director: Chuck Hudson. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, visually impaired community. Linksrelatedrelated2

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Broke Wide OpenSOLD OUT

Written and Performed by Rock WilkNEW YORK

Mon, Oct 24 at 9:00pm (running time: 100 min.) 

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, movement, poetry, musical, multimedia

“Broke Wide Open” is a musical and poetic avalanche of words dramatically cascading into the compelling journey of one man’s search for his HOME. Best described as a verbal opera, Rock WILK is a one person symphony, conducting a dynamic movement of language weaved into a beautiful theatrical experience. Director: Stephen Bishop Seely. Composer: Rock Wilk. Production Sponsor: Jack Sharkey. Recommended for: all audiences. Linkartistrelated

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2028 Dawn Sofia As Directed

As Directed

Written and Performed by Dawn SofiaNEW YORK

Tue, Oct 25 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

seriocomic

Sandi Sabattini, obedient executive secretary and divorced menopausal mom, gets entangled in an office crisis with her philandering boss. Sandi is forced to confront her guilty conscience and choose which path to follow. Director: Michael Beckett. Recommended for: adults, theatre community. Link: related

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PICTURE INCOMPLETE, a one man musicalSOLD OUT

Performed by Trent Armand KendallNEW JERSEY

Tue, Oct 25 at 9:00pm (running time: 90 min.) 

musical

On the occasion of his birthday, one desperate, middle-aged New Yorker has a drink, a smoke, and cleans house! This one-man musical is extremely heartfelt and very funny! The Storyteller goes on a journey of self-exploration told through monologues, colorful characters and original songs. A complete soul-stirring, foot-stomping, laugh-out-loud musical experience! Recommended for: all audiences, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (including African-American, Latino and others). Links: artist, showrelatedrelated2related3

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2014_Rita_Costanzi_A SCORE TO SETTLE

A Score to SettleSOLD OUT

Performed by Rita CostanziNEW YORK

Wed, Oct 26 at 3:00pm (running time: 70 min.) 

drama, music, comedy, concert

A tell-all tale of music, passion and a very large instrument. True confessions of the woman behind the harp! Secrets never before revealed! From the initial spark of genius, to the grand plan to change the world, to the final reconciliation of art and life, this extraordinary musical monologue is a harpist’s comic, sometimes bittersweet confrontation with mortality. Director: Arthur Masella. Playwright: Kico Gonzalez-Risso. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, musicians, artists. Linksartist, showrelated

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2003_Karen_Bankhead_THE_V05_EXPERIENCE

The V-05 Experience

Written and Performed by Karen BankheadCALIFORNIA

Wed, Oct 26 at 7:30pm (running time: 50 min.) 

comedy, storytelling, dance, stand-up, improv

The hilarious, inspiring story of an actress of color negotiating her way through life and Hollywood. Features several delightful characters, and at the center is the unforgettable Miss Etta Mae Mumphries, sometimes known as the black Forrest Gump. Etta Mae knows so many show biz folks, her humor and insight will delight you – and the rest is history! Backstage Voice: Clark Mitchell Long. Company: Caroline Bankhead & Mark Emerson. Recommended for: all audiences, children, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (African-American), church communities. Links: artist, videorelatedrelated2

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Project Paul

Composed and Performed by Jonathon RobertsWISCONSIN

Wed, Oct 26 at 9:00pm (running time: 65 min.) 

drama, music, multimedia

Developed by Spark and Echo Arts, “Project Paul” is an explosive performance that brings to life one of history’s most compelling and controversial figures, the Apostle Paul. Composer/Performer Jonathon Roberts weaves Paul’s original writings with new music and soundscapes featuring over forty musicians and actors. Text: Apostle Paul. Poetry: Christy Bagasao. Video Art: Scott Baye. Recommended for: all audiences, children, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, church folk. Links: showvideorelated

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2068_Leigh_Hendrix_HOWTOBEALESBIANIN10DAYSORLESS

How To Be a Lesbian in 10 Days or Less

Performed by Leigh HendrixRHODE ISLAND

Thu, Oct 27 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

comedy

Motivational speaker and expert lesbian Butchy McDyke guides her audience through this hilarious coming out story complete with outrageous characters, personal story, and a Reba McEntire song as they learn to confidently shout, “I’m a big ‘ol dyke!” At turns funny and poignant, silly and earnest, it’s the perfect guide to gay for budding lesbians, no matter their sexual orientation! Director: Peter Deffet. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBT community. Links: artist, show, videorelated

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In a Relationshop

In a Relationship

Performed by Helyn Rain MessengerTEXAS

Thu, Oct 27 at 9:00 pm (running time: 30 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling, multimedia

Sarah Reynolds never meant to “like” Tony. He friended her first. He sent the relationship request. From there, it gets complicated. Very complicated. Director: Daniella Caggiano. Playwright: Mila Golubov. Photo by: Gary Gardner. Recommended for: all audiences. Linkrelated

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2083_Suzanna_Geraghty_AUDITIONSZOES

Auditions, Zoe’s AuditionsSOLD OUT

Written and Performed by Suzanna GeraghtyIRELAND

Fri, Oct 28 at 7:30pm (running time: 40 min.) 

comedy

An hilariously touching tale of lovable Zoe. A hopelessly hopeful actress, stopping at nothing to get a part. Will she skip the monologue and create her own “triplelogue?” Absolutely. Rewrite scenes so characters can fulfill their dreams? Hell YES!! Be careful, she may rope you into auditions too!! A side-splitting reminder that “A Big Shot” is only “A Little Shot” who just keeps shooting. Recommended for: all audiences, children, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Irish), actors, variety artists in clown community.  Links: artistshow, videorelated

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2023_C_Jonah_Bokaer_Three_Cases_Of_Amnesia

Three Cases of Amnesia

Performed by Jonah BokaerNEW YORK

Fri, Oct 28 at 9:00pm (running time: 60 min.) 

dance, multimedia

JONAH BOKAER is an international choreographer, media artist, artist space developer and social entrepreneur. His work integrates choreography with digital media, resulting from cross-disciplinary collaborations with artists and architects. He will present a technology-influenced solo that has been animated, choreographed, and performed by the artist through the use of digital choreographic software and 3D animation. Production Associate: Adam H Weinert. Lighting: Aaron Copp. Image by Eric Boudet. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (French), dance audiences. Links: artist, videorelated

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2085_Sylvia_Milo_MOZART'SSISTER

Mozart’s SisterSOLD OUT

Performed by Sylvia MiloPOLAND

Sat, Oct 29 at 2:00pm (running time: 75 min.) 

drama, music

An original monodrama searching for Mozart’s sister, Nannerl – the female Mozart, the keyboard virtuoso and composer, who as a child toured through all of Europe performing with her brother, to equal acclaim, and who faded away and left behind nothing of her own. How could we have lost a female Mozart? Director: Anna Sroka. Playwright: Paweł Grabowski. Composer: Nathan Davis & Phyllis Chen. Costume Designer: Magdalena Dąbrowska. Recommended for: all audiences, ethnic community (Polish), women, musicians. Links: artistshowrelatedrelated2

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2060_Tim_Intravia

From Busk Til Dawn

Performed by Tim IntraviaNEW YORK

Sat, Oct 29 at 4:00pm (running time: 45 min.) 

comedy, storytelling, movement

For 6 years Tim Intravia has “survived” as a human statue/robot/mime on the streets of New York. But all that glitters is not silver! From crazy tourists and Elmo characters to the NYPD and women with strange fantasies, Tim tells all. This laugh out loud show will help you understand why it’s not easy being silver. Director: Rebecca Yarsin. Recommended for: all audiences. Linksartistrelatedrelated2

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2119 ANNIE WORDEN MISADVENTURES IN THE ART OF MOVIEMAKING

Misadventures in the Art of Movie Making

Performed by Annie WordenCALIFORNIA

Sat, Oct 29 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

comedy

Based on an outrageous true story, “Misadventures in the Art of Movie Making” explores the guts and humor needed to stand up for one’s own peculiar creativity. Annie Worden plays the entire cast and crew of a low budget independent film as they laugh, cry, and outright panic during the production of their first feature film. Director: Michael Perlman. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community

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2121_C_Antonio_Sacre

The Next Best Thing

Written and Performed by Antonio SacreCALIFORNIA

Sat, Oct 29 at 9:00pm (running time: 80 min.) 

drama, storytelling, poetry

Two-time Best-in-Fringe winner (NYC Fringe) blends storytelling, myth, and poetry into a blisteringly funny solo-theatre exploration of love and its aftermath. “He is not a character actor nor a comedian but someone with a perpetual story and an extraordinary talent for engaging an audience” – Backstage. “Remarkable… a serious artist” – Village Voice. Collaborator: Jim Lasko. Director: Paul Stein. Composer: Brian Mendes. Photo by Dixie Sheridan. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (Latino). Links: artistrelatedrelated2

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Lillian Smith: Being Heard

Written and Performed by Lulu FogartyNEW YORK

Sun, Oct 30 at 3:00pm (running time: 75 min.) 

drama, storytelling, movement

Lillian Smith (1897-1966) was a white southern liberal writer, unafraid to criticize segregation at a time when such actions almost guaranteed social ostracism. Lulu Fogarty tells of this brave woman’s life-long struggle to be heard, daring to say “Although we have come a long way – there is still a long way to go.” Director: Thom Fogarty. Music: Blue Gene Tyranny. Visual Effects: Anja Hitzenberger. Recommended for: all audiences, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community. Links: artistrelated

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They’re Not All Winners

Written and Performed by Abby McEnanyILLINOIS

Sun, Oct 30 at 5:00pm (running time: 50 min.) 

comedy, storytelling, improv

“They’re Not All Winners!” features McEnany’s smart, high-energy, and honest brand of comedy in sketches and stories that include a diverse group of characters at a Weight Watchers meeting, a woman who is consistently mistaken for a man in public restrooms, and a daughter who meets her father for dinner to discuss her dating a transgendered man. Director: Katie Watson. Recommended for: adults, LGBT community. Linkrelated

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on est déshabillé, a comedy about death

Written and Performed by Eliza LaddNEW YORK

Mon, Oct 31 at 7:30pm (running time: 50 min.) 

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, movement, improv, poetry, music, puppetry

Fragile and ferocious, in this feast of human spirit we join a woman and her stick, part warrior part housewife, on an adventure that thrives in the territory and composition of language, sound and body. Born out of Rock-and-Roll and teetering toward Clown, the subjects include addiction, loneliness, and the deterioration of the body. The performance somehow spawns utter delight. Recommended for: all audiences, children, teenagers, adults, theatre community. Link: artist

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2054_Felix Pire_This Way To Your Ritual Lobotomy

This Way to Your Ritual Lobotomy

Performed by Felix PireFLORIDA

Mon, Oct 31 at 9:00pm (running time: 75 min.) 

comedy

Shape shifting and time traveling though a “holographic tour” of human specimens of the past, a sexy, futuristic priest with a Latin twist, creates a techno-ritual which explains to the audience why they will receive their ritual lobotomy and how they will have their frontal lobes replaced with an appetite enhancing “iChip” sponsored by Starbucks, Wendy’s and Taco Bell. Playwright: Guillermo Reyes. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (Latino/Cuban). Links: artistvideorelated

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In Between

Performed by Ibrahim MiariISRAEL

Tue, Nov 1 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, movement, puppetry

“In Between” is a semi-autobiographical one man show that portrays the complexities and contradictions inherent in Palestinian-Israeli identity. On the precipice between two cultures stands Ibrahim Miari. “In Between” recalls his childhood in Acre, memories of his Jewish and Palestinian grandmothers, of war, and of the struggle to shape and understand his own multi-faceted identity, a struggle further complicated by his imminent marriage to a Jewish American woman. Director: Elena Araoz. Recommended for: all audiences, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (Jewish, Israelis, Arabs, Palestinians). Links: show, videorelatedrelated2

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Covergirl

Performed by Maria FliriAUSTRIA

Tue, Nov 1 at 9:00pm (running time: 80 min.) 

drama

“Covergirl – How Lynndie England Became the Personification of Evil America” is an uncompromising though sensitive play about the young American soldier who became a dubious celebrity throughout the world for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It moves constantly between documentary and fiction, inner monologue and cabaret, and, above all, it seeks to express the speechlessness engendered by the pictures of Abu Ghraib and the subsequent inquiries. Playwright & Director: Barbara Herold. Recommended for: all audiences, adults, theatre community, German speaking audience. Links: artist, show, videorelatedrelated2related3

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2061_Jacquetta_Szathmari_THATS FUNNY YOU DIDNT SOUND BLACK ON THE PHONE

That’s Funny. You Didn’t Sound Black on the Phone.

Performed by Jacquetta SzathmariMARYLAND

Wed, Nov 2 at 3:00pm (running time: 55 min.) 

comedy, storytelling

A politically incorrect one-woman comedic cage match pitting race against class against religion. Tales of a non-conformist black girl in extreme rural Maryland who almost “gives up on black people,” takes the Official Preppy Handbook as her co-pilot, and flees to a Delaware boarding school with dreams of being nouveau riche and living Jesus-free in Connecticut. Dark, dark comedy from a dark, dark comedian. Director: Leslie Collins. Recommended for: all audiences, adults, ethnic community (African Americans). Links: artistrelated

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Call Me William: The Life and Loves of Willa Cather

Performed by Prudence Wright HolmesNEW YORK

Wed, Nov 2 at 4:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, storytelling

You might know Willa Cather as the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “My Antonia” and “Death Comes for the Archbishop.” What you might not know is that she was a cross-dressing lesbian in Nebraska in the 1890′s and that she had a worshipful secretary/life partner who called herself, “Willa Cather’s slave.” Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community. Links: artist, showvideo

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My Mom is a Sex Therapist

Performed by Cara MaltzNEW YORK

Wed, Nov 2 at 7:30pm (running time: 45 min.) 

comedy, musical

If you think that all parents tell their children about the birds and the bees, then think again. Cara’s Mom will tell you that the birds, bees and genitals don’t mix! This one-woman show – with a twist! – gives you a glimpse into growing up as the daughter of a sex therapist and does not apologize for it! Director: Stephan Varnier. Playwrights: Cara Maltz & Stephan Varnier. Composer: Keith Varney. Accompanist: Garrit Guadan. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community. Links: artist, show, videovideo2, relatedrelated2

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The Love Project

Performed by Seth BognerILLINOIS

Wed, Nov 2 at 9:00pm (running time: 70 min.) 

ethnodrama

Follow one man on his two year quest to find, understand, and believe in that crazy little thing called love. Using content drawn from over fifty interviews with folks from all walks of life, “The Love Project” is a frank, ferocious, and fearless adventure into the depths of the human experiences of sex, loneliness, and romantic love. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBT community. Linkshow

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2039_C_Anne_Undeland_Paris_Unlaced

Paris Unlaced!

Performed by Anne UndelandMASSACHUSETTS

Thu, Nov 3 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

comedy

Paris. 1890. An infamous courtesan and the hoax of the century. To pull it off, she’ll need every wile in her arsenal and a little help from her friends. A quick and saucy romp through the Parisian demimonde, “Paris Unlaced!” delivers laughs, heart, and bien sûr, a little risqué business. It’s girl power, 19th-century style. Playwright: Juliane Hiam. Photo by Kevin Sprague. Recommended for: adults. Links: artist, videorelated

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2091_Virginia_Bryan_MY THREE MOMS

MY THREE MOMS

Written and Performed by Virginia BryanNEW YORK

Thu, Nov 3 at 9:00pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, comedy

One birthed her, one nursed her, one raised her. Now she’s burying all three. A daughter is called back to the red clay of Georgia to bury her three moms and shape her own identity. Good Lord Almighty! Who are all these crazy people at the funerals?! Director: Leslie Collins. Recommended for: all audiences, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, American Southerners. Link: artist, showrelated

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2111_Katharine McLeod_PLEASED TO ENJOY THE DIFFICULTY

Pleased to Enjoy the Difficulty

Written and Performed by Katharine McLeodNEW YORK

Fri, Nov 4 at 6:00pm (running time: 20 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling

At what point did Uggs and flip-flops become acceptable dinner attire? Probably just around the same time we all went on Prozac and started reading “The Secret.” In “Pleased to Enjoy the Difficulty,” Katharine McLeod tackles the big questions, navigating the world of self-improvement and our obsession with finding True Happiness – one pair of impossibly high stilettos at a time. Director: Bryn Boice. Recommended for: teenagers, adults. Linkartistrelated

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Patty DiphusaSOLD OUT

Performed by Ewa KasprzykPOLAND

Fri, Nov 4 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

comedy, improv

A marvellous scene of a heroine’s transformation, when she confesses to unrequited love and takes off the kitsch wig, shows that from behind the mask of the tart emerges the inhumanly tired face of a resigned woman, overwhelmed by loneliness and awareness of her passing beauty, which so far has made her attractive in the eyes of the public – that means – no-one. Director: Marta Ogrodzińska. Author: Pedro Almodóvar. Translation: Hanna Torrent-Piasecka and Caryl Swift. Adaptation: Remigiusz Grzela. Make-up: Hubert Grabowski. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (Polish). The show will be performed in Polish, with English translation. Links: artist, videovideo2relatedrelated2related3

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2088_Meera Simhan_Miss India America

Miss India AmericaSOLD OUT

Written and Performed by Meera SimhanCALIFORNIA

Fri, Nov 4 at 9:00pm (running time: 72 min.) 

drama, comedy

A party for her periods at twelve. Swore to her mother she was a virgin at nineteen. Became a dusky English rose at twenty-two. Meera Simhan stars in this comically tragic coming of age story about growing up as a good little girl in Orange County, CA. Director: Shishir Kurup. Dramaturg: Ravi Kapoor. Producer: Megha Kadakia. Recommended for: teenagers 16 and over, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (south Asian – Indian from India). Links: videorelatedrelated2

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2095_Fred_Blanco_The_Stories_of_Cesar_Chavez

The Stories of César Chávez

Written and Performed by Fred BlancoCALIFORNIA

Sat, Nov 5 at 2:00pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama

Through a host of characters we relive the farmworker struggle of the 1960s and watch labor leader & Civil Rights activist César Chávez struggle for equality as he is brought masterfully to life by award winning solo performer Fred Blanco. Blending fact and fiction, this bilingual performance (English & Spanish) offers a compelling look at the man as he builds a union & creates a movement. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (Hispanic, Multi-ethnic). Linkrelated

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Hourglass (Klepsydra)

Performed by Monika WachowiczPOLAND

Sat, Nov 5 at 4:00pm (running time: 45 min.) 

tragedy, dance, movement, improv, poetry

“Hourglass (Klepsydra)” is a small stage solo project produced by physical theatre company Teatr A PART. The word “klepsydra” in Polish language contains two significances. It means “hourglass” but also “obituary notice.” The performance is almost non-verbal solo by actress Monika Wachowicz, joining the poetic of theatre of body, gestures and emotions as well as elements of dance theatre. Director: Marcin Herich. Recommended for: adults. Links: artist, show, video

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Rite of the Butcher

Created and Performed by Ben SpatzNEW YORK

Sat, Nov 5 at 7:30pm (running time: 45 min.) 

drama, storytelling, movement, poetry, musical

A visceral fable about the power of fantasy, as told by the Butcher – refugee, criminal, shaman – through poetry, martial dance, and folk songs in an invented language. A series of evocative meditations on deserts both real and imaginary. This interdisciplinary work opens new doors for solo performance by combining embodied abstraction with contemporary themes. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (immigrants and refugees of war), political activists, theme lovers (folk songs, ritual and mysticism, fantasy and magical realism). Links: artistshowrelated

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A World Beyond The BronxSOLD OUT

Performed by Patricia CanaleNEW YORK

Sat, Nov 5 at 9:00pm (running time: 45 min.) 

comedy

“12 children. 2 parents . 1 oldest daughter. Me. La Prima figlia. Which also meant that I was the cook, the nanny, the housekeeper and the lamaze coach.” Imagine being the eldest daughter of 12, raised by religious Italian immigrant parents. Patricia Canale takes you on a journey of unexpected insights and into the contradictions and amusing sins of working class people. Director: Michael Cormier. Producer: Alex Ryan. Recommended for: all audiences, adults, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (Italian). Links: artist, showvideo

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A Baby Boomer’s Tale: The World According To Jane

Written and Performed by Jane BurbankNEW YORK

Sun, Nov 6 at 3:00pm (running time: 75 min.) 

drama, comedy, music, concert, musical

One woman’s musical journey through the Baby Boomer years, and her search for the American Dream. Director: Michael Bush. Music Director, Arranger & Accompanist: Daniel A. Weiss. Photo by R. SKY Palkowitz. Recommended for: all audiences. Linkartist

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DIVA

Performed by Wioleta KomarPOLAND

Sun, Nov 6 at 5:00pm (running time: 50 min.) 

drama, storytelling

Nora Sedler, “prima donna assoluta” of the world’s opera houses, is deported, in the autumn of 1941, to the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, now in Poland. She arrives on a transport together with a large group of Jewish artists from Western Europe. She escapes the Holocaust. At what price? We find the answer to that question in her reply… Director: Stanislaw Miedziewski. Playwright: Magdalena Gauer. Recommended for: all audiences, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Polish). Links: showrelated

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Just don’t touch me, amigo

Performed by Fernando GambaroniARGENTINA

Mon, Nov 7 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, comedy

“Just don’t touch me, amigo” is a comedy about loneliness in which Pedro, after arriving in New York, undergoes the alienating process of becoming a resident alien. The piece is also interested in the conflict that originates between those natives who believe that foreigners don’t have a right to criticize, and those newcomers who have trouble understanding their new reality within its own context. Director: Antonio Vega. Recommended for: all audiences, adults, theatre community, LGBT community. Links: show, videorelated

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After Anne Frank

Performed by Carol LempertNEW YORK

Mon, Nov 7 at 9:00pm (running time: 85 min.) 

drama, storytelling

From the Creator/Performer of “That Dorothy Parker” about life, identity, theatre, family, and forgiveness. Carol’s performed “The Diary of Anne Frank” 3 times. During college she played Anne. In her 20s, Anne’s sister. And years later, Anne’s mother. A true story about the Commercialization-of-the-Holocaust. Surprisingly funny. Jews are commanded to tell their stories. What happens when telling meets commerce? Director: Janice L. Goldberg. Sound Designer: Craig Lenti. Recommended for: all audiences, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Jewish). Links: artist, videorelatedrelated2

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Multiple PlotchanalitiesSOLD OUT

Performed by Dina Ninette PlotchNEW YORK

Tue, Nov 8 at 7:30pm (running time: 45 min.) 

comedy

Dina, a middle class Jewish girl raised on the tough streets of the Upper West Side, has endured a great many hardships in her young life. Come join her on this theatrical journey as she opens her heart and shares her life story through the ancient art of making fun of others. With a name like PLOTCH, would you expect anything else? Director: Leslie Collins. Producer: Sivan Hadari (Best Festival Debut, 2010 United Solo Theatre Festival). Recommended for: all audiences. Links: videorelatedrelated2

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Ojciec Bóg / Heavenly Father

Performed by Marcin PerchućPOLAND

Tue, Nov 8 at 9:00pm (running time: 75 min.) 

drama, comedy, multimedia

Imagine God coming to a Parents Anonymous meeting and publicly revealing the struggles he encounters with raising his children. This sensational and moving narrative focuses on a topic that is rarely touched upon: the relationship between a father and his son. Newsweek named it “a divine play” and called its creators “mad or genius.” Please note: the show is pre-recorded. Director: Waldemar Śmigasiewicz. Playwrights: Katarzyna Wasilewska & Jacek Wasilewski. Set & Costume Designer: Joanna Adamkiewicz. Recommended for: all audiences, ethnic community (Polish). Links: artistvideo

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GEORGIA

Performed by Fariso JordanNEW YORK

Wed, Nov 9 at 3:00pm (running time: 75 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, improv

“GEORGIA” maneuvers through love after rape. After a young couple survives this quiet violence, the play shows the staggered reality of what happens when a single thrust unlocks different answers to the same question. One woman. Four characters. “GEORGIA” investigates the windows of good, evil and the sometimes blurry lines in between. Director: Kevin Benoit. Stage Manager: Marcus Wright. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community. Links: artist, show, video, video2, related

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Suddenly Mommy

Written and Performed by Anne Marie SchefflerCANADA

Wed, Nov 9 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

comedy

She became a mom for the glamour… Canadian Comedy Award nominee, Second City Alumnae, and star of her own Comedy Network special, Anne Marie is a bad mom – who quits…! This funny yummy mommy reveals the truth of modern motherhood to make you laugh and cry at the same time. “Poignant, hilarious, heart-breaking, and an all-together amazing journey” – Hadley Kay. Director: Debbie Tidy. Recommended for: all audiences, adults, mothers, fathers, parents, grandparents. Links: artist, showrelated

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OH MY IRMA

Performed by Haley McGeeCANADA

Wed, Nov 9 at 9:00pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, poetry

A macabre comedy, “OH MY IRMA” unravels the plight of Mission Bird – an insatiably inquisitive, socially inept young woman – whose determination to figure out why Irma has died leaves her defending a crime of her own. “’OH MY IRMA’ sends you out of the theatre dazzled.” 4.5 Stars, Edmonton Journal. Director: Alisa Palmer. Dramaturg: Andy McKim. Set & Lighting Designer: Dave DeGrow. Sound Designer: John Gzowski. Costume Designer: Camilla Koo. Photo by Aviva Armour-Ostroff. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBT community, people who didn’t like theatre seem to love this show. Links: artist, showrelated

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Drunk With Hope in Chicago

Written and Performed by Tara HandronDISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Thu, Nov 10 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, comedy, multimedia

“What’s a nice girl like you NOT drinking in a place like this?” Handron discards clichėd portrayals of recovery in her portrayal of Hope and numerous other female alcoholics (some sober and some not so sober) stemming from thesis research on the subject, comparing face-to-face to online meetings. Director: Laura Brienza. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBT community, The Recovery community. Linkartist

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BURN

Written and Performed by Ingez RameauCALIFORNIA

Thu, Nov 10 at 9:00pm (running time: 90 min.) 

drama, storytelling

Ingez Rameau’s “BURN” is a raw, riveting, hypnotic portrait of a mother and daughter’s battle for sanity and survival in Post-WWII Displaced Persons Camps. Desperate circumstances yield desperate choices – truth is the first casualty, and innocence fair trade. “BURN” is a triumph — poised in its crystal clarity and power, relentless in its quest for truth, freedom, dignity, and transcendence. Director: Michael Phillip Edwards. Composers: Armando Compean & James Varley. Producer: Lynne Conner. Recommended for: mature audiences. Linksartistrelated

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Little Pea’s Revolution

Written and Performed by Laura QuigleyCANADA

Fri, Nov 11 at 7:30pm (running time: 55 min.) 

drama, storytelling, poetry, musical

“Little Pea snuck me into dark and intimate places where I would not have gone willingly, and where I would not have gone alone. This show is gift to the audience, to be sure.” In order to avoid growing up, Little Pea is moving to the moon, and as her good-bye party unravels, so too does her childhood. Join her as she puts the pieces back together again. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, dreamers, feminists, activists. Linksartist, show, related

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Look, What I Don’t UnderstandSOLD OUT

Written and Performed by Anthony NikolchevCALIFORNIA

Fri, Nov 11 at 9:00pm (running time: 65 min.) 

drama, physical theatre

In a 1960′s American immigrant detainment center, “Look, What I Don’t Understand” forces the audience of border patrollers to decide the fate of communist defectors caught in red tape limbo. Touring: Russia, Poland, Armenia, Los Angeles and Chicago. Director: Yuriy Kordonskiy. Set Designer: Anthony Nikolchev. Lighting Designer: Anna Cecelia Martin. Sound Designer: Jack L. Johnson. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (immigrants, Eastern/Central European, USSR, Bulgarian), immigrant rights groups. Links: artist, videorelatedrelated2

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2021_Ani_Collier_TheNigthingaleAnd TheRose

The Nightingale and the Rose

Performed by Ani CollierBULGARIA

Sat, Nov 12 at 2:00pm (running time: 50 min.) 

drama, storytelling, dance, movement, classic

“The Nightingale and the Rose” (after Oscar Wilde), is a solo dance theater. A story of unrequited love, this romantic “movement poem” opens up space for imagination. The romantic era may be over, but the characters of that vanishing time still gently awake on the stage. Can we still recognize them in ourselves, or are they lost forever in a different time? Director: Elena Panayotova. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community. Linkartist

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Moscow Stations

Performed by Clayton JevneCANADA

Sat, Nov 12 at 4:00pm (running time: 90 min.) 

drama, comedy

“Masterful performance of a fine play.” Venya loves drinking and sex. En route to see his girlfriend, he embodies a scathing-comedic indictment of a system designed to subjugate spirit, intellect, and passion. Ironically, Venya’s existentialist hallucinations and hedonistic excesses celebrate all three. “Moscow Stations” embraces the entire life experience. This is one train you’ll want to catch! Director: Graham McDonald. Author: Venedict Yerofeyev. Adaptation & Translation: Stephen Mulrine. Designer: Michelle Lo. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (Russian, former USSR countries). Links: artist, showvideorelated

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Homo Homini

Performed by Marcin SteczkowskiPOLAND

Sat, Nov 12 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

music

“Homo Homini” is a musical journey through human emotions, as well as spiritual and mental development. Thanks to sounds from various instruments and sampled backgrounds, it invites to a journey into places that are normally not available. It’s a creation definitely subscribed to minimalistic aesthetics. It is a result of deep analysis and a search for the suitable musical form of conveying a message. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community. Link: related

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SPINSOLD OUT

Performed by Heather EhlersCALIFORNIA

Sat, Nov 12 at 9:00pm (running time: 90 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, musical, multimedia

A hilarious, brutally honest play of transcendence via sex, love and spirituality. Ms. Ehlers catches herself every 15 years spinning through various stages of womanhood. Her experiences as a foreign exchange student, a mother in labor, and a middle-aged adulteress transform her understanding of what it is to be human. Director: Gary Dean Ruebsamen. Video, Sound & Lighting Designer: Dave Mickey. Producer: Miranda Wright. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, women’s interest/feminist community. Linkshow

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Auditions, Zoe’s AuditionsSOLD OUT

Written and Performed by Suzanna GeraghtyIRELAND

Sun, Nov 13 at 3:00pm (running time: 40 min.) 

comedy

An hilariously touching tale of lovable Zoe. A hopelessly hopeful actress, stopping at nothing to get a part. Will she skip the monologue and create her own “triplelogue?” Absolutely. Rewrite scenes so characters can fulfill their dreams? Hell YES!! Be careful, she may rope you into auditions too!! A side-splitting reminder that “A Big Shot” is only “A Little Shot” who just keeps shooting. Recommended for: all audiences, children, adults, elderly, theatre community, ethnic community (Irish), actors, variety artists in clown community. Links: artist, show, videorelated

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WHO’S YOUR DADDY? A Manic Memoir-Meditation

Performed by Steven FalesUTAH

Sun, Nov 13 at 5:00pm (running time: 100 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling

A prodigal dad returns to Salt Lake City only to find himself fighting for his kids (and life) in the Utah Courts. To finally be free of his demons, this “Greco-Mormon” must face his greatest nemesis – a relative who has been dead for decades. Laced with humor, sex, and crystal meth, bipolar ghosts and mortals collide in this compelling family drama! Recommended for: audiences over 18. Link: artist

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Wing-ManSOLD OUT

Performed by Mark GindickNEW YORK

Mon, Nov 14 at 7:30pm (running time: 45 min.) 

physical comedy, dance, movement

Wing-Man restores faith in the “world wide web” of comic humanity in a hot pursuit of ideal romantic love. Without a single live spoken word, physical comedian and clown Mark Gindick builds a romantic relationship with the audience in the tradition of silent comedians and clowns, reveling in the angst, humor and joy in our search for love. Co-Directors: David Shiner & Barry Lubin. Producer: Michael Bongar. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artistrelated

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The Lost and Found

Performed by Hans AugustaveNEW YORK

Mon, Nov 14 at 9:00pm (running time: 100 min.) 

drama, comedy

Devin enters The Lost and Found searching for his camera. Instead he finds a criminal, a nerd, an addict and a father; transforming into their personas while coming across their belongings. Will this journey help him find what’s truly important? Directors: Tom McNeill & Scott Reagan. Recommended for: audiences over 16, teenagers, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (African American). Links: artist, show, video

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Portrait of Robin Gelfenbien

My Salvation Has a First Name: A Wienermoblie JourneySOLD OUT

Written and Performed by Robin GelfenbienNEW YORK

Tue, Nov 15 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

comedy, storytelling, music, multimedia

Get behind the wheel with Robin Gelfenbien, an insecure goody-goody, who seeks redemption on the road in the Wienermobile. After years of being bullied, can she handle a horndog co-pilot, a media circus and her college nemesis? Ketchup with her adventures! 4 stars (Time Out New York). “The highlight of Fringe Festival” (New York Magazine). Director: Rachel Eckerling. Playwright: Robin Gelfenbien. Sound Designer: Marcelo Anez. Video Designer: Piama Habibullah. Producer: Robin Gelfenbien. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, ethnic community (Jewish), anti-bullying advocates. Links: artist, show, videorelatedrelated2

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Bird Amongst the Blossom

Performed by Jaye MaynardNEW YORK

Tue, Nov 15 at 9:00pm (running time: 68 min.) 

music, musical, biopic, jazz

Singer Jaye Maynard pays homage to (but doesn’t try to imitate) the wised-up jazz-babydoll stylings of the late Blossom Dearie, with Jon Delfin accompanying her on Dearie’s own piano. Jaye Maynard interprets “The First Blossom Dearie Songbook,” all songs written for or by Dearie, including Bob Dorough, Johnny Mercer, and Dave Frishberg. Music Director: Jon Delfin. Bass: William Pace. Recommended for: all audiences, cabaret community. Links: artist, showrelated 

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Inside Straight

Performed by George RidgewayNEW YORK

Wed, Nov 16 at 3:00pm (running time: 45 min.) 

drama, storytelling

Is privacy dead in our high-tech world? With cameras everywhere, Johnny Ace is a “New Age Noir” detective (a street-smart Information Engineer) who turns the world of surveillance inside-out. He tracks a life-and-death story as he looks at the passing scene, which includes snoopy landlords, nosy neighbors and people who never stop tracking each other on the Internet. Director: William Barry. Recommended for: all audiences

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Jimmy: The Story of James Dean

Performed by Jacob MousheyOHIO

Wed, Nov 16 at 7:30pm (running time: 46 min.) 

drama, storytelling

“Jimmy: The Story of James Dean” follows the actor on his last day of filming on the set of “Giant.” James is kept waiting for hours in his trailer, and turns to his deceased mother for advice. While James’ star is beginning to rise, he faces mounting problems in his personal life he cannot face on his own. Director: Matthew Cleaver. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community

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The Tiffany Box, a love remembered

Written and Performed by Kathleen BuckstaffCALIFORNIA

Wed, Nov 16 at 9:00pm (running time: 80 min.) 

drama, storytelling, music

Engaging, compelling, poignant. Kathleen Buckstaff, a former LA Times humor columnist, weaves a story from emails and letters written during the last two years of her mother’s life. Kathleen tells about a mother and daughter’s journey through illness and beyond. Played to sold-out audiences in California and Arizona. Artistic Collaborator: Carol MacLeod. Music Selection: Gwynn Nelson. Lighting Designer: Rick Hamouris. Photo by Mark Gluckman. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, people who have been impacted by cancer, mothers and daughters. Links: artistshow

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Multiple Plotchanalities

Performed by Dina Ninette PlotchNEW YORK

Thu, Nov 17 at 7:30pm (running time: 45 min.) 

comedy

Dina, a middle class Jewish girl raised on the tough streets of the Upper West Side, has endured a great many hardships in her young life. Come join her on this theatrical journey as she opens her heart and shares her life story through the ancient art of making fun of others. With a name like PLOTCH, would you expect anything else? Director: Leslie Collins. Producer: Sivan Hadari (Best Festival Debut, 2010 United Solo Theatre Festival). Recommended for: all audiences. Links: videorelatedrelated2

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Running Into Me

Performed by Vickie TannerCALIFORNIA

Thu, Nov 17 at 9:00pm (running time: 80 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement

“Running Into Me” tells the compelling story of Vickie’s struggle to defy the odds and succeed, despite a misguided upbringing in the poor, urban neighborhood of Compton, CA. She interweaves reenacted interviews of today’s urban youth throughout her story, taking us on an odyssey into the minds of young people while painting a vivid portrait of her own remarkable journey. Director: Bruce McCarty. Lighting Designer: Chris Dallos. Sound Designer: Hillel Meltzer. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, ethnic community, educators, teaching artists. Links: videorelated

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It’s All The Rage

Performed by Marilyn PittmanCALIFORNIA

Fri, Nov 18 at 7:30pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, comedy, tragedy

I grew up in a funny family. And then my dad shot my mom. And then himself. He was a WWII vet, an Elk. She was a passive-aggressive poet. The “greatest generation?” Nah. Love is deadly. You ever thought of killing your spouse? It could happen to you. I survived it. Mostly. And I’m a comic. Director: David Ford. Photo by David Allen. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBT community, psychiatric community. Links: artistshowrelatedrelated2

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The Pawnbroker

Written and Performed by Katelin WilcoxNEW YORK

Fri, Nov 18 at 9:00pm (running time: 75 min.) 

drama, tragedy, storytelling, historical

Of relationships, Bertolt Brecht famously said, “A woman must give up a lot.” For the women in his life, that included their freedom, their sanity, their place in history. Based on historical accounts, “The Pawnbroker” is the controversial story of Bertolt Brecht’s legend, and what five women lost to create it. Director: Diana Buirski. Sound Designer: Chris Comfort. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, women’s interest/feminist community. Link: artist

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Wonder Bread

Performed by Danusia TrevinoPOLAND

Sat, Nov 19 at 2:00pm (running time: 75 min.) ENCORE**

drama, comedy, storytelling

With greater aspirations than growing tomatoes for her scheming father in communist Poland, a young woman escapes to New York, works at Burger King, marries her Valley Stream sweetheart, meets Iggy Pop, dates Dee Dee Ramone and while rebelling against it, she falls in love with the world. (Best One-Woman Show, 2010 United Solo Theatre Festival). Director: Aleksey Burago. Set Designer: Olga Rogova. Recommended for: all audiences, ethnic community (Polish and Eastern European). Links: artist, video

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Beat the Devil! (Faust, the Whole Story)

Performed by Glen WilliamsonNEW YORK

Sat, Nov 19 at 4:00pm (running time: 90 min.) ENCORE*

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, classic

Love, sex, murder, magic, myth, war, waves, and a devil out of his depths. An exhilarating romp through Goethe’s theatrical masterpiece about heaven, hell and a battle for the soul of a man searching for truth, satisfaction… and a Goddess. Astonishingly pertinent to our time and our struggles to be truly human, this bargain with the devil has surprising twists. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBT community, ethnic community (German, Austrian). Links: artist, video

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Visitor

Performed by Strahinja BojovicSERBIA

Sat, Nov 19 at 6:00pm (running time: 60 min.) 

drama, comedy, storytelling, multimedia

Currently in repertory at Serbian National Theatre, “Visitor” is a solo-show full of heart, humor and magic. A young man becomes the first person to own a camera in his entire village and with it he creates a connection spanning a century between a Serbian woman escaping a war and a young American writer in search of his roots. Directors: Strahinja Bojovic and Bogdan Janković. Playwright: Michael Vukadinovich. Composer: Marjan Babic. Recommended for: all audiences, ethnic community (Serbian). Links: video, video2relatedrelated2

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Blue, Black and WhiteSOLD OUT

Written and Performed by Donald MolosiBOTSWANA

Sat, Nov 19 at 7:30pm (running time: 25 min.) ENCORE*

drama, storytelling

“Blue, Black and White” is an enchanting humanist story about Sir Seretse Khama. He married a white British woman in 1949 and their interracial marriage saw them being banned from many countries including Seretse’s own native Botswana. This piece is an exploration of love and courage and how they were the cornerstone to Africa’s most enduring democracy, the Republic of Botswana. (Best Performer, 2008 Dialogue ONE Theatre Festival). Poster by: Maya Lama. Recommended for: all audiences, children, teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community (lovers of classical theatre), ethnic community (African, British). Links: artist, show, relatedrelated2related3related4

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CLUTTER: I’m Saving My Life and It’s Killing MeSOLD OUT

Written and Performed by Nancy RedmanNEW YORK

Sat, Nov 19 at 9:00pm (running time: 90 min.) ENCORE*

drama, comedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv

Austin Pendleton directed this poignant comedy that gives us the freedom to laugh at our obsessions, compulsions and fears. An Eviction Notice, A Hoarder, Her Clutter, And What Lies Beneath It All. (Best Directing, 2010 United Solo Theatre Festival). Director: Austin Pendleton. Recommended for: adults. Links: artist, related, related2related3

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PrickSOLD OUT

Performed by Hal AckermanCALIFORNIA

Sun, Nov 20 at 3:00pm (running time: 80 min.) 

drama, comedy

A darkish comedy. Prostate cancer causes a sexually frisky man to become a non-testosteronial eunuch. The play probes what it means to be a man (father, son, friend, husband, lover) when the thing that defines manhood is gone. He discovers women are not just to sleep with but to be awake with. Will the lessons stick? Recommended for: all audiences, adults, elderly, theatre community, prostate cancer survivors, patients, practitioners, families, support groups. Link: artist

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Mozart’s SisterSOLD OUT

Performed by Sylvia MiloPOLAND

Sun, Nov 20 at 5:00pm (running time: 75 min.) 

drama, music

An original monodrama searching for Mozart’s sister, Nannerl – the female Mozart, the keyboard virtuoso and composer, who as a child toured through all of Europe performing with her brother, to equal acclaim, and who faded away and left behind nothing of her own. How could we have lost a female Mozart? Director: Anna Sroka. Playwright: Paweł Grabowski. Composer: Nathan Davis & Phyllis Chen. Costume Designer: Magdalena Dąbrowska. Recommended for: all audiences, ethnic community (Polish), women, musicians. Linksartistshowrelatedrelated2

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*The ENCORE tag marks productions with solo artists who performed successfully at the Festival last year and came back to perform two shows this year.

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