The 10th annual UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL

 

September 19 – November 24, 2019

 

Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street, New York City

 

 

UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. Through a variety of one-person shows, the Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual. Our audiences see one-person performances from all over the world, experience foreign cultures and traditions, and learn the perspectives of people from various walks of life. Productions are selected from openly solicited submissions and presented at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Renowned solo performers as well as new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, drama: tragedy or comedy). United Solo is a company of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Artists whose work is presented at the Festival are given the opportunity to reach out to the industry, generate income from ticket sales from up to eight performances at the Festival, and receive media attention through previews, profiles, and reviews. Artists and their shows are also considered for special awards at the Festival. More information about the application process can be found here.

 

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Written and Performed by Janis BrennerNew York

Thu 9/19 8:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, movement, music, 45 min.

A journey into the myriad ways a daughter “became” her late parents. She inherited her father's nose, her mother's singing voice, father's sarcasm, mother's fragile bones… as well as a lifetime of objects and even thoughts, revealing a family's story. A poetic narrative, a dance-opera-play, and a comic drama by internationally acclaimed artist Janis Brenner. 2018 United Solo Awards for Best Production, Best Composer, and Best Lighting Design. Cameo: Aaron Selissen. Music: Jerome Begin. Lighting Design: Mitchell Bogard. Performance Coach: Risa Steinberg. Show image by Judy Stuart Boroson. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Jewish community, dance community, college community, baby boomers. Links: artist, video, facebook, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Vivian NesbittNew York

Fri 9/20 7:30pm

drama, comedy, music, 60 min.

Alcoholism. Depression. Suicide. Not the family footsteps in which Vivian wanted to follow. When they threatened to be the ones she was destined for, she took action. Bending time and space, she created a future and a truth all her own. Discovery and surrender, juxtaposed with the comedy of human nature, fill this play with pathos, humor and adventure. Director: Lee Kitts. Music Supervisor: John Dillon. Stage Manager: Jo Johnson. Lighting Design: Karen Perlow. Costume & Set: Karen Anselm. Show image by Cyd Gallery. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Irish Americans, poetry and magical realism enthusiasts, historians, suicide prevention and recovery communities. Links: show, artist, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by Glen WilliamsonNew York

Fri 9/20 9:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, movement, classic, 100 min.

When the devil offers you anything you want, can he satisfy you? Or are you more than what the devil bargained for? An award-winning, world-traveling actor and storyteller (“Should he offer to tell you a story, just say yes” – nytheatre.com) takes you on an exhilarating romp through the masterwork of Goethe’s “Faust,” in pursuit of love, pleasure, wealth, power, fame and truth. Lighting: Robb Creese. Show image by Robb Creese. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, related.

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Written and Performed by Frank IngrasciottaNew York

Sat 9/21 2:00pm

comedy, storytelling, performance art, 85 min.

This funny and moving play explores a first-generation immigrant child’s delicate dance between culture, identity and forgiveness. Writer/performer Frank Ingrasciotta gives a masterful portrayal of more than twenty characters who live, love and laugh, in this fast-paced journey that is not just a comedy, not just a drama. It’s family – and we all have one! Recommended for: suitable for audiences over 13 years old. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Mike FolieNew York

Sat 9/21 4:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

Playwright and speechwriter Mike Folie lives in two very different worlds: theater, and the high-powered world of corporate CEOs. Is he a playwright pretending to be a business writer, or a business writer pretending to be a playwright? His life-changing encounters with three charismatic men show him there are many pathways to a truly successful life. Director: Stephanie Musnick Karpell. Show image by Carolee Karpell. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, legal community, magazine industry. Links: video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Mary MonahanNew York

Sat 9/21 7:30pm

drama, music, multi-media, 45 min.

A woman looks back on how rock god David Bowie became her imaginary spiritual guide, helping her make it through the 1980s to become the artist she is today. Director & Developer: Joan Kane. Producer: Bruce A! Kraemer. Costume Design: Cat Fisher. Sound Design: Jacob Subutonick. Hair Stylist: Coco. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: related.

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Performed by Anita HollanderNew York

Sun 9/22 2:00pm

drama, comedy, dance, movement, music, musical, 60 min.

A humorous, edgy, moving, and somewhat slippery exploration of how we all fall, how the world can fall apart, and how we rise up again, even if, ultimately, we’re all “just a banana peel away.” Written and performed by a one-legged United Solo Audience Award-winning artist who knows a lot about the subject. ASL Interpreter: Rev Rachel Hollander. Stage Manager: Maurice Moran Jr. Visual Artist: Kia LaBeija. Show image by Andrew Brilliant. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Meirav ZurIsrael

Sun 9/22 6:00pm

comedy, improv, performance art, 60 min.

A hilarious and honest personal take on the complex taboo of modern infertility. It’s all amazingly and amusingly true. A show for anyone who has ever tried to conceive, and for everyone else. 2018 United Solo Award for Best Interactive Show. Production Stylist: Wendy Lehmann. Dramaturg: Natalie Fainstein. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), infertility community, medical personnel, parents of adults. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Performed by Anita HollanderNew York

Mon 9/23 7:00pm

drama, comedy, dance, movement, music, musical, 60 min.

A humorous, edgy, moving, and somewhat slippery exploration of how we all fall, how the world can fall apart, and how we rise up again, even if, ultimately, we’re all “just a banana peel away.” Written and performed by a one-legged United Solo Audience Award-winning artist who knows a lot about the subject. ASL Interpreter: Rev Rachel Hollander. Stage Manager: Maurice Moran Jr. Visual Artist: Kia LaBeija. Show image by Andrew Brilliant. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Joan KaneNew York

Tue 9/24 7:30pm

drama, 50 min.

These are the memories of a young girl’s hot, sweaty summer in Brooklyn. Can she survive being caught between a disintegrating family at home and racial violence on the streets? All she wants to do is jump in the waves at Coney Island and see the fireworks. This play was written at the La MaMa playwriting symposium in Umbria, Italy. Director & Designer: Bruce A! Kraemer. Composer & Sound Designer: Ian Werhle. Costume Design: Cat Fisher. Show image by Jimmy Schmidt. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, multiple ethnic communities: Irish, Italian, Spanish, Jewish, Catholic, all in Brooklyn, New York history fans, coming of age, violent childhood, magical realism. Links: artist, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Anne StocktonNew York

Wed 9/25 7:30pm

drama, 75 min.

Nikki's got a new lover and a new credit card. When two expensive rings are stolen from her workplace, she's not about to let questions from a persistent (and attractive) detective interfere with her very important plans. Austin Pendleton directs Anne Stockton in her funny, revealing story, based on her experiences as a practicing psychiatrist and actor/trainer with the NYPD. Director: Austin Pendleton. Stage Manager: Betsy Chester. Consultant: James West. Dramaturg: Dara O'Brien. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, mental health professionals, those interested in mental health, mystery lovers, law enforcement. Links: show, artist, video, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Richarda AbramsNew York

Thu 9/26 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, 50 min.

In a show workshopped at NYC’s Actors Studio, performer/playwright Richarda Abrams uses storytelling and song, transcending time and gender, to explore Mary McLeod Bethune’s personal journey from an uneducated child to a world-renowned educator and humanitarian, as she returns to earth to share one last lesson. Director: Dina Vovsi. Music Director: Amina Claudine Myers. Costume Design: Sally Lesser. Stage Manager: Brittani Murphy. Manager: Peggy Abrams. Show image by Dina Vovsi. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3, video.

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Written and Performed by Susan E IsaacsCalifornia

Thu 9/26 9:00pm

comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 80 min.

When Susan finds herself jobless, loveless and 40, a "churchy" friend tells her that God is her husband. So Susan takes God to marriage counseling. Casting God as a deadbeat spouse and regaling us with stories of her crazy ride on the Jesus Bus, she soon discovers that the god in her head is not the real one. Will she stay, for better or worse? Director: Matthew Corozine. Technical Director: Marc Ameel. Recommended for: church, exchurch, spiritual communities. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Performed by Anita HollanderNew York

Fri 9/27 7:30pm

drama, comedy, dance, movement, music, musical, 60 min.

A humorous, edgy, moving, and somewhat slippery exploration of how we all fall, how the world can fall apart, and how we rise up again, even if, ultimately, we’re all “just a banana peel away.” Written and performed by a one-legged United Solo Audience Award-winning artist who knows a lot about the subject. ASL Interpreter: Rev Rachel Hollander. Stage Manager: Maurice Moran Jr. Visual Artist: Kia LaBeija. Show image by Andrew Brilliant. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by Tandy CronynNew York

Sat 9/28 2:00pm

drama, 70 min.

In the aftermath of World War II, three orphaned boys, swept up by U.S. Army units and outfitted as G.I. mascots, land at a displaced persons camp after their units are shipped home. The boys yearn to follow their units to America, but only one boy has a G.I. willing to adopt him, and that soldier happens to be black. Playwright: Simon Bent. Director: David Hammond. Adapted from a story by: Kay Boyle. Show image by Trix Rosen. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), history buffs, veterans, communities interested in refugees, racism, children in war. Links: show, artist, video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Diane RipsteinMassachusetts

Sat 9/28 4:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, 60 min.

From ballet to bop, with a dash of midlife salsa dating, life’s journey is all about taking the next step. The Bubbe leads a parade of unique characters in a poignant look at a life lived and danced. Love, loss and laughter intermingle on the journey from 5 to 55+. To Life! Original Director: Ilyse Robbins. Contributing Director: Bobbie Steinbach. Producer: Sara DeViney. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Lilly DennisAustralia

Sat 9/28 6:30pm

drama, comedy, 30 min.

Every chocoholic has her secrets, and so does every teenager. The comedic and devastatingly true story of a young woman who finds herself on trial for her absurd addiction to chocolate, and the hidden truth behind it. This show explores the endless, honest pain we all feel after loss, and the guilt we feel when we start to smile again. Director: Debra De Liso. Tech Director: Angela Benitez. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Diane RipsteinMassachusetts

Sat 9/28 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, 60 min.

From ballet to bop, with a dash of midlife salsa dating, life’s journey is all about taking the next step. The Bubbe leads a parade of unique characters in a poignant look at a life lived and danced. Love, loss and laughter intermingle on the journey from 5 to 55+. To Life! Original Director: Ilyse Robbins. Contributing Director: Bobbie Steinbach. Producer: Sara DeViney. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Bill BowersNew York

Sun 9/29 2:00pm

storytelling, movement, stand-up, multi-media, performance art, 70 min.

50 states, 30 years on the road, 25 countries, 2 hookers, 1 bunny, and a mime. Bill Bowers takes you to places so unbelievable, they could only be true. He shares indelible memories and characters that will stay with you long after the lights go up. Director: Martha Banta. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, mime and physical theatre communities. Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by DonnaD LipariNew York

Sun 9/29 4:00pm

storytelling, musical, multi-media, 100 min.

In this autobiographical musical, a medium shares her personal journey, unique but also universal. Freeing her voice from what was blocking it, she embraces the gift of mediumship. Through story and song, she reveals secret spiritual truths meant to heal, uplift and enlighten. The show includes a short segment of live audience readings. 2018 United Solo Award for Best Premiere. Consulting Editor & Marketing Director: Dr. Sherry Radowitz. Creative & Technical Director: Darren Lipari. Lighting & Sound Design: Daniel Randerson. Show image by Daniel Kwak. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, spiritual/metaphysical community, women’s empowerment groups, grief and healing circles, seniors. Links: show, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Amber TopazUnited Kingdom

Sun 9/29 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv, musical, 65 min.

An arousing, amusing, anecdotal romp through life, love and libido. It highlights the absurdity of human behavior under the influence of hormones. An uplifting, thought-provoking journey through conception, chemistry and the quest for human connection. 2018 United Solo Award for Best Cabaret. All About Solo, Critic’s Choice. “**** A remarkable voice. A brilliant performer. A cabaret show like no other” (The Fourth Wall). “**** Physical comedy that's as glorious as her exquisite singing. A remarkable experience” (Gutter Culture). Show image by Veronkia Marx. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, all female empowerment communities. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Noah DiamondNew York

Mon 9/30 7:00pm

storytelling, multi-media, 100 min.

Writer, performer, and recovering New York City tour guide Noah Diamond takes you through the history of this enchanted island, and his experiences telling its story. Our adventure through Manhattan's past is illuminated by a spectacular multimedia presentation, revealing four centuries of laughter and tears, on the tiny island at the center of the world. Director: Amanda Sisk. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Lori Brown MirabalTennessee

Tue 10/1 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, music, concert, performance art, 55 min.

This heartwarming musical toast to my life in show business recalls my gospel and soul singing roots in Nashville, from the encouragement of entertainment luminaries to becoming an international opera singer. My performance includes songs by Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Georges Bizet, and is accompanied by notable cabaret pianist Jimmy Horan. Piano Accompanist: Jimmy Horan. Stage Manager, Lighting & Sound Engineer: Victor Brown. Assistant Stage Manager: Jennifer Barbosa. Publicist & Marketing: Randy Thomas. Director: Ruthanna Graves McQueen. Choreographer: Ledell Watts. Show image by Devon Cass. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by Jen JurekNew York

Tue 10/1 9:00pm

comedy, 75 min.

Meet the newest tutorial sensation, the world’s oldest bride-to-be – and she is a Dickens! Come to Satis House, where it’s always 8:40 A.M., and Miss Havisham has a hack for life's little pickles. Havi is the perfect combination of knowledgeable and unstable – unflappable and unpredictable. From crafting to hair and makeup tips, this “wtf” musical has it all. Playwright, Lyricist & Artistic Director: John Vessels. Composer: Jay Schwandt. Show image by Oscar Ivan Esquivel Arteaga. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: facebook, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Randy NealeSouth Carolina

Wed 10/2 3:30pm

drama, 60 min.

At the end of life, a man frantically searches for hope in a country where the morals and the lessons of a lifetime no longer apply. He tears through the confusion of politics, Facebook posts, religion, aphorisms, science and numbers, seeking to rediscover truths in a world where facts and laws struggle to survive. Director: Grant Neale. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Link: artist.

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Written and Performed by Sean DevareIllinois

Wed 10/2 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, poetry, music, multi-media, performance art, 55 min.

An autobiographical poem exploring first-generation assimilation and intergenerational transformation, told through the lens of the Hindu epic, “The Ramayana.” Through rhyme, meter, prose and music, this piece chronicles the search for and recreation of the fabled ancestor of the violin, invented by the demon(ized) King Rāvan, echoing a song through the underworld of Manhattan. Director: Alex M. Lee. Producer: Gustavo Sampaio. Recommended for: theatre community, Asian Americans, South Asians. Links: artist, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Victoria PodestaIllinois

Wed 10/2 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

Every family has one: the dutiful child who stays behind to shoulder familial responsibilities. Victoria wasn’t that daughter. But when her elderly mother moves in—wreaking comic chaos, forcing confrontation with a buried past, and prompting the search for the perfect pajamas—Victoria has one last chance to build a bond of truth and love. Director: Mark Kenward. Show image by Mark Crosley. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), anyone with a mother, living or dead. Link: facebook.

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Performed by Julie GiesekeCalifornia

Thu 10/3 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

After years of chasing unavailable women, Julie found her ideal girlfriend. She’s really into Julie. The miracle is this doesn’t make Julie want to run. The only trouble is they can’t agree on one thing: is Julie an asshole or a borderline? Julie can’t tell. Director: Nina Wise. Co-Playwright: Nina Wise. Developer: Martha Rynberg. Developer: Tanya Taylor Rubinstein. Developer: Ann Randolph. Show image by Zachary Fineberg. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, mental health professionals, hospice, end of life, borderline personality disorder. Links: artist, facebook, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Phil JohnsonCalifornia

Thu 10/3 9:00pm

drama, 100 min.

A portrait of a great leader in history during one of the most gripping moments of his presidency. Teddy Roosevelt must choose between his own reelection, and his desire to truly help the American people. Raw, courageous, funny, and caring. See just what kind of heart and honesty it takes to be a great American president. Co-Playwright: Marni Freedman. Director: Rosina Reynolds. Costume Design: Jordyn Smiley. Sound Design: Matt Lescault-Wood. Show image by Holly Rone-Johnson. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Noah DiamondNew York

Fri 10/4 9:00pm

storytelling, multi-media, 100 min.

Writer, performer, and recovering New York City tour guide Noah Diamond takes you through the history of this enchanted island, and his experiences telling its story. Our adventure through Manhattan's past is illuminated by a spectacular multimedia presentation, revealing four centuries of laughter and tears, on the tiny island at the center of the world. Director: Amanda Sisk. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Bob StrombergMinnesota

Sat 10/5 2:00pm

comedy, 100 min.

An exploration of life and art through the eyes of a youngster who “overcame” a happy childhood to become a comedic artist. The tale begins with a flying baby and soars on a creative flight of laughter, joy and wonder, where everyday experiences lead to moments of unexpected discovery and insight. Warm, tender, and laugh-out-loud funny. Director: Risa Brainin. Music & Soundscape: Michael Pearce Donley. Opening Video: Nancy Heath. Production Manager & Lights: Michael Klaers. Stage Manager & Sound: Benjamin Netzley. Recommended for: lovers of art, laughter and beauty. Links: show, artist, video, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Susan JacobsonDistrict of Columbia

Sat 10/5 6:00pm

drama, storytelling, dance, movement, music, 50 min.

A movement memoir that transports you from the microscopic to the cosmic. Memories of boat rides on South Pond and family vacations at a small cabin in Maine. Collecting driftwood and discovering life in the process. Through words, images, music and dance, this show explores unique yet universal moments. It is about learning to live with loss and celebrating what's left behind. Director: David Deblinger. Musical Director & Instrumentalist: Sanford Markley. Vocalist: Lena Markley. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Robert GalinskyConnecticut

Sat 10/5 7:30pm

drama, 60 min.

Based on true stories and real people, this show explores the emotional heartbreak of five individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City in the late 1980s. With brutal honesty and absurd humor, Robert Galinsky transforms himself into five equally incorrigible and lovable people whose lives become forever entwined, on the bench. Director: Jay O. Sanders. Producer: Terry Schnuck. Co-Presenters: Chris Noth & Barry “Shabaka” Henley. Set and Graphic Novel Design: Daphne Arthur. Sound Design: Deep Singh. Show image by Quinton Cameron. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, fans of Anna Deavere Smith. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Marylou DiPietroNew Hampshire

Sat 10/5 9:00pm

drama, 75 min.

A woman’s worst fear becomes a reality. She has dreaded the specter of breast cancer her whole life. But she is shocked to discover that what she learns—and even gains—from her struggle far outweighs the turmoil and terror of the disease. Director: Stephanie Musnick Karpell. Script Consultant & Production Assistant: Mike Folie. Production Manager: Miranda Jonte. Publicity Manager: Michelle Aldredge. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), medical professionals, cancer survivors, families of cancer survivors, women of all ages. Links: show, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Kane SmegoNorth Carolina

Sun 10/6 2:00pm

comedy, storytelling, poetry, music, performance art, 90 min.

Poetry, rap, and storytelling join forces in a tale of race, whiteness, language, and hip hop as a global community. Writer/performer Kane Smego draws on his experience as an international touring poet, hip hop artist, youth educator, and native of the American South in this virtuosic one-man show. Director: Joseph Megel. Sound Design: Eric Collins. Set Designer: Torry Bend. Show image by HuthPhoto. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, hip-hop fans, spoken word poetry lovers, anti-racism advocates. Links: artist, video, facebook, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Connie WinstonMaryland

Sun 10/6 4:00pm

drama, storytelling, performance art, 75 min.

An experimental social justice theater piece combining the stories of Lena Baker and Sandra Bland. Personal accounts show how little has changed in the relationship between the African American community (particularly women) and the U.S. criminal justice system in the 60 years since these women died at the hands of a police state. Director: Rhonda “Passion” Hansome. Stage Manager: Kim Marie Jones. Lighting Design: Rob Lariviere. Sound Design: Jorge Olivo. Projection Design: Yoichiro Kawakami. Assistant to the Director: Laura E. Johnston. Show image by Brian Navarro. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, African American and Hispanic communities, those formerly incarcerated, criminal justice reform organizations, social justice organizations. Links: artist, video, facebook, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Mick MellamphyIreland

Sun 10/6 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, 65 min.

Tim Finnegan came to America because he heard it's where opportunity knocks. But his wife's going to leave him. He's on his hocks. Until he sees an opportunity to rob a safety deposit box. One man. 9000 words in rhyme. Director: David Sullivan. Playwright: Ronan Noone. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Irish Americans. Links: related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Julia Breanetta SimpsonNorth Carolina

Tue 10/8 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, musical, 60 min.

Created by and starring Julia Breanetta Simpson, this show is a dynamic musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance. Along the way you will encounter the larger-than-life personalities of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Josephine Baker while celebrating the music of such luminaries as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, Harold Arlen and more. Director: Shaunelle Perry. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, African Americans, jazz fans, historians, Harlem Renaissance fans. Links: facebook, twitter, related.

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Written and Performed by Jeremy RisheUtah

Tue 10/8 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, 90 min.

“What we awoke to that morning changed my understanding of everything.” This heart-wrenching and hilarious play takes us through a medical emergency, and the surprisingly magical moments that accompanied it. In this show based on real events, we experience a vivid male perspective on themes of struggle and mortality. Director: Stacey Linnartz. Producer: Cameron Bossert. Show image by Stacey Linnartz. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Alaina FreemanNew York

Wed 10/9 3:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, stand-up, performance art, 50 min.

Surviving in New York City is one thing, but teaching the precocious kids who live there? That's a whole different reality. Ms. Freeman realizes that her students have their own skillset, and it doesn't involve math. She endures the baptism by fire to help her students learn! You think you know all it takes to be a teacher? Trust me, you have no idea. Director: Susan Campanaro. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, teachers, educators, school personnel, students, parents, friends of children. Links: show, video, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Delaney O’HareNew York

Wed 10/9 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, classic, 40 min.

Monologues taken from the diaries and letters of women from the late 1800s, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Maria Mitchell, and Anna Howard Shaw. Their struggles to be heard in a patriarchal world parallel modern events and problems, and call into question the very basis of society. Lighting Design: Joshua Benham. Show image by Joshua Benham. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, instagram.

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Performed by Tangi ColombelFlorida/France

Wed 10/9 9:00pm

comedy, stand-up, musical, 75 min.

A French cabaret show, in English, bien sûr. An artist from France jokes about his peregrination from his hometown to Palm Beach, and sings old-fashioned French songs with audience participation. If you’re not convinced, come anyway, because this is a French guy who speaks proper English (and Spanish), and you don’t catch that kind of fish every day. Pianist: Marcelo Pizzotti. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Francophone community, French language lovers, fans of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Maurice Chevalier, Yves Montand, Gershwin, Serge Gainsbourg, Pink martini. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Jeff RiberdyNew York

Thu 10/10 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, poetry, 55 min.

A (re)collection of stories... fun, funny, serious and poignant. Actor/model Jeff Riberdy shares his journey from his urban upbringing in Killeen, Texas, to the runways, magazine shoots, and off-Broadway stage lights of New York City. As a model, Jeff has had to bare it all. Now is his chance to bare much more! Co-Playwright & Director: Joe Gulla. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: artist, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Charles GrossNew York

Thu 10/10 9:00pm

storytelling, 85 min.

Affordable apartments in Manhattan, unlike unicorns, actually did exist! So did romance in an elevator, Macy’s parade adventures and a 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, in this Spalding-Gray-meets-Jerry-Seinfeld take on life in little old New York in the 1990s. Director: Leslie (Hoban) Blake. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by Pippa WhiteNebraska

Fri 10/11 7:30pm

drama, multi-media, 58 min.

The painter Josephine Nivison was 41 when she married Edward Hopper. Her life was never the same again. Neither was his. Director, Producer & Costume Design: Judith K. Hart. Playwright: Norman Simon. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), Edward Hopper fans, art lovers. Links: artist, related.

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Written and Performed by Farley CadenaCalifornia

Fri 10/11 9:00pm

musical, 90 min.

A life, a creative voice, a performance – interrupted by a stroke. The stark drama of Farley's stroke, its realities and consequences, and her subsequent rocky recovery are woven into the fabric of a funny, fresh, and musical cabaret. Farley cracks her life open and inspects it with inspiring bravery, music and humor. A stroke of luck, indeed. Producer: Dion Mial. Director: Kirsten Chandler. Show image by Glover-Burk Photography. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Frank OlivierCalifornia

Sat 10/12 2:00pm

comedy, storytelling, movement, stand-up, magic, performance art, 82 min.

A one-man comedy and thrill show from award-winning comedian, juggler and magician Frank Olivier that's heavy on "tricks" and loaded with happiness. Experience what happens when a modern vaudevillian combines outrageous fun with personal insights and practical ways to pursue happiness. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Sebastian GalvezSpain

Sat 10/12 4:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, poetry, 70 min.

This show depicts the playwright's relationships with his lover Frank Merlo and his sister Rose, which are so vividly reflected in his work. His first successes and eventual decline. Blatant Hollywood gossip about his co-stars Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, and Vivien Leigh, among others. Sometimes the truth is shocking! Director: Paul Sand. Show image by Agi. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Tennessee Williams fans, poetry lovers, Old Hollywood star fans, movie lovers, theatre goers. Links: artist, facebook, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Elizabeth MozerNew York

Sat 10/12 6:00pm

drama, movement, 53 min.

Based on stunning events that brought a Polish immigrant and her child together with hospital patients, this story takes place at the Binghamton State Hospital in upstate New York over the course of six decades. Created from personal accounts, historical documents and imaginings, this show chronicles their lived experiences. Their personal narratives, once silenced, are now given voice. Creative Advisors: Joan Evans, Elena Zucker & Sharon Fogarty. Mime Coach: Bill Bowers. Sound Design: Brian Tse, James McQuillen & Zoe Briskey. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, Polish community, physical theatre, documentary theatre, drama, performance art, mental health. Links: facebook, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Michael John CiszewskiMassachusetts

Sat 10/12 9:00pm

comedy, storytelling, movement, performance art, 70 min.

A starry-eyed celebration of living out loud in the face of certain death! Amidst loss, anxiety, and political pandemonium, our hero Michael John finds doom everywhere he looks. Dare he look toward his future? Dare he look inward? Dance with him through broken relationships and discovered identity – from challenge, through creation, to catharsis! Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, millennials, queer youth, parents of queer youth, mental health caretakers and patients, the grieving, healers, creative people. Links: artist, video, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Bellina LoganCalifornia

Sun 10/13 2:00pm

storytelling, 80 min.

Imagine Maggie Smith getting together with Shaft – you get Bellina. A hilarious, touching and inappropriate over-share about a codependent bastard child's life with her acerbic English mother and the deep bond they forged. A thought-provoking piece about time and memory. "Bellina displays an elegant sense of humor that gracefully brings the audience along with her” (Better Lemons). Director: Maggie Soboil. Show image by Lance Whitfield Designs. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community teenagers, seniors, cat lovers, caregivers, children of eccentric mothers. Link: related.

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Written and Performed by Ellen GouldNew York

Sun 10/13 4:00pm

musical, 75 min.

Emmy Award-winning writer/performer Ellen Gould weaves her personal experience into an inspiring and hilarious musical about the blunders and benefits of “seeing differently.” Five feisty and funny women who all have Stargardt’s (juvenile macular degeneration) prove that whatever limits our sight can also lift us up to greater vision. Music Director: Bob Goldstone. Director: Kathleen Butler. Set Design: Matthew Buttrey. Sound Design: Matthias Winter. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Performed by Martha ReevesRhode Island

Sun 10/13 6:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 50 min.

Martha Reeves, an autobiographical storyteller and sometime humorist, presents her experiences as a new bride, a young mother, a digitally awakening adult, and an almost octogenarian. Recommended for: theatre community.

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Written and Performed by Michael John CiszewskiMassachusetts

Sun 10/13 7:30pm

comedy, storytelling, movement, performance art, 70 min.

A starry-eyed celebration of living out loud in the face of certain death! Amidst loss, anxiety, and political pandemonium, our hero Michael John finds doom everywhere he looks. Dare he look toward his future? Dare he look inward? Dance with him through broken relationships and discovered identity – from challenge, through creation, to catharsis! Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, millennials, queer youth, parents of queer youth, mental health caretakers and patients, the grieving, healers, creative people. Links: artist, video, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by Steve ScottUnited Kingdom

Mon 10/14 7:00pm

drama, storytelling, 80 min.

Set during the Vietnam War, World War II and the Korean War, this show tells the stirring, emotional, and heroic true stories of eight recipients of America’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. It gathers these men together in the present to examine the meaning of courage, duty, and, ultimately, humility. Director: Stefan Antoniuk. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: facebook, related.

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Written and Performed by Evan HandlerNew York

Tue 10/15 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 110 min.

An updated retelling of Evan Handler’s “laceratingly funny and self-revealing” (NY Times) story of defiance and survival – culminating with events even more miraculous than his own unlikely existence. Now with material from Handler’s follow-up memoir, “It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive,” and new material written specifically for this show. Original Production Director: Marcia Jean Kurtz. Original Production Presented By: 2nd Stage Theater. Show image by Van Williams&Robert Rosenheck. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, book lovers, cancer survivors, fertility community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Haley GraceNew York

Wed 10/16 3:30pm

storytelling, 65 min.

In this story about a young woman and her loyal sidekick in New York City, Brynne takes us back through moments of her life with her dog Prince (live performed by Haley’s dog, Nickel) over the course of a year. A play for all ages, this story will encourage audiences to find the light in their lives, and to follow it. Stage Manager: Ben Johnson. Sound & Lighting Technician: Zach Bishop. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: instagram.

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Written and Performed by Marine AssaianteFrance

Wed 10/16 7:30pm

drama, 45 min.

It is Sunday, December 7, 1941. Japanese airplanes and submarines have attacked and sunk the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. Hedy Lamarr hears this news while on set for the MGM picture, “Tortilla Flat.” Will she find a way to support her new country in this fight? Or will she once again find herself fleeing from warfare? Co-Playwright & Director: Gabrielle Berberich. Dramaturg: Jessica Corn. Show image by Alejandro Cerdena. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, instagram.

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Performed by Heather AlexanderUnited Kingdom

Wed 10/16 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 80 min.

The heroine in this actor’s tour de force is an ordinary middle-class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday to Greece in search of romance and adventure. Director: Lesley Adams. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children).

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Written and Performed by Sally J PerkinsIndiana

Thu 10/17 7:30pm

storytelling, 60 min.

Imagine if Susan B. Anthony and her pals had iPads and Twitter. Maybe it wouldn’t have taken 72 years to win the vote. Well… maaaybe. Sally Perkins tells a high-speed story of women’s battle for the ballot that inspires audiences to keep digging for justice as they marvel, laugh and learn from the women who paved the way. Show image by Jeremy Meier. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Ellen GouldNew York

Thu 10/17 9:00pm

musical, 75 min.

Emmy Award-winning writer/performer Ellen Gould weaves her personal experience into an inspiring and hilarious musical about the blunders and benefits of “seeing differently.” Five feisty and funny women who all have Stargardt’s (juvenile macular degeneration) prove that whatever limits our sight can also lift us up to greater vision. Music Director: Bob Goldstone. Director: Kathleen Butler. Set Design: Matthew Buttrey. Sound Design: Matthias Winter. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by George SteevesCalifornia

Fri 10/18 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, 60 min.

With the help of a Magic 8 Ball, George Steeves tells the story of his trials and tribulations living on the autism spectrum. From childhood to adulthood, he shares his challenges in school, with dating and the struggle to fit in, and with his hopes that stardom would one day finally grant him acceptance. Director & Producer: Penni Wilson. Producer & Director: Crystal Wilson. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, people on the autism spectrum, parents of children on the autism spectrum..

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Written and Performed by Tim McDonoughGeorgia

Fri 10/18 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, stand-up, 90 min.

What happens when an actor tries to make sense of death by approaching it as his final performance? A 76-year-old stage veteran performs various scenarios resulting in his demise, both comic and dead serious, located between theater, storytelling, stand-up, and plain-talk philosophy. He takes control of the inevitable by rehearsing how to die in his imagination – and in his audience’s imagination, too. Publicist: Emma Yarbrough. Show image by Charlie Watts. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), mortals, performers, philosophy lovers, humanists, elders, death café members. Links: artist, facebook, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Nancy RedmanNew York

Sat 10/19 2:00pm

comedy, storytelling, stand-up, improv, 90 min.

Do comedians ever retire? Meet the comics at Wit's End. A comedy for the ages. Director: Bill Cosgriff. Show image by Danny Boyd. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Link: video.

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Written and Performed by Debbie KasperCalifornia

Sat 10/19 4:00pm

comedy, 85 min.

While hilariously satirizing one-person shows, Debbie asks a poignant question: What happens when all your dreams fail and you’re already 60? Debbie has lost everything: career, money, love, and even herself. She delves into her life, slipping in and out of ten characters that inspire or annoy her in this scathingly funny and occasionally tragic journey of renewed hope. Director: Kate Bridges. Co-Producer: Lindsay Jones. Show image by Brad Bucklin. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, thespians, actors, comedians, older women. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by John MuddKentucky

Sat 10/19 6:00pm

comedy, 60 min.

Arthur, an avid cyclist, rides toward the George Washington Bridge, where he pauses to look out over the troublesome gray water. Desperate, he dives into his past, swims through his present, and flails in the muddy waters with a tenacious spirit and desire to overcome. This dark comedy explores the depths of this thing called life. Producer & GM: Sharon Jasparizza. Sound: Michael Spencer. Stage Manager: Joe Primavera. Props: Jeremy Rafal. Director: Geoffrey Owens. Show image by Eileen Miller. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Mark RedmondVermont

Sat 10/19 9:00pm

storytelling, 77 min.

Thirty-eight years ago, Mark Redmond walked away from a job on Madison Avenue and a studio apartment on Park and 62nd to work with homeless and runaway teenagers in Times Square. He’s still at it, now in Vermont. But now he is back where he started, telling stories he has told on The Moth, Risk!, Strangers and other podcasts. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Susan WardNew York

Sun 10/20 2:00pm

storytelling, 65 min.

Can you imagine a life filled with myths and magic in this day and age? I can. Chasing Peter Pan. Falling in love with Wendy. Doing drugs with Hook. Crash-landing in suburban mediocrity till I screamed onto a stage in NYC. This is how I tamed the beast. Director: Austin Pendleton. Production Design: Duane Rutter. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community.

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Written and Performed by Debbie KasperCalifornia

Sun 10/20 4:00pm

comedy, 85 min.

While hilariously satirizing one-person shows, Debbie asks a poignant question: What happens when all your dreams fail and you’re already 60? Debbie has lost everything: career, money, love, and even herself. She delves into her life, slipping in and out of ten characters that inspire or annoy her in this scathingly funny and occasionally tragic journey of renewed hope. Director: Kate Bridges. Co-Producer: Lindsay Jones. Show image by Brad Bucklin. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, thespians, actors, comedians, older women. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Cathleen O’MalleyOhio

Sun 10/20 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, movement, 60 min.

A primal scream from the trenches of first-time motherhood. Crackling with humor, heart, and vulnerability, writer/performer Cathleen O’Malley exposes the damp and dirty world of childbirth, milk, and what it means to be a nursing mammal in 2019. “’Milkdrunk' is to breastfeeding what ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is to women’s sexuality. A curtain-ripping revelation of a world hidden in plain sight” (Kindred). Director: Elaine Feagler. Composer: Brian Bacon. Show image by Steve Mastroianni. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, women’s health community, mothers & fathers, caregivers, milk-lovers. Links: show, video, related.

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Written and Performed by Anna SnappMaryland

Sun 10/20 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, performance art, 65 min.

An aspiring actor faces medical crises and emotional trauma in this poignant, humorous and hopeful coming-of-age journey. Anna’s gritty story offers sharp perspectives on health care and social attitudes in the time of #MeToo. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, those who live with chronic illnesses, survivors, mental health advocates. Link: facebook.

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Written and Performed by Pam LevinCalifornia

Mon 10/21 7:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

Our 5-year-old daughter plays with boys, dresses like a boy, and has even said that she wants to be a boy. This show is a sequel to the smash-hit comedy focusing on the lunacy, fear, labeling and unconditional love of parenting. Just like in the original… this sh*t just got real! Director: Mark Hatfield. Producer: Brett Winn. Producer: Fred Levin. Stage Manager: Scott Sanders. Technical Director: Collin Mulligan. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Jewish community, parents, storytelling fans, laughers & cryers. Links: show, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Evan HandlerNew York

Mon 10/21 8:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 110 min.

An updated retelling of Evan Handler’s “laceratingly funny and self-revealing” (NY Times) story of defiance and survival – culminating with events even more miraculous than his own unlikely existence. Now with material from Handler’s follow-up memoir, “It's Only Temporary: The Good News and the Bad News of Being Alive,” and new material written specifically for this show. Original Production Director: Marcia Jean Kurtz. Original Production Presented By: 2nd Stage Theater. Show image by Van Williams&Robert Rosenheck. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, book lovers, cancer survivors, fertility community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Performed by RahvauniaCalifornia

Tue 10/22 7:30pm

drama, comedy, 60 min.

A clever, entertaining and moving performance about the vast diversity of HIV/AIDS victims. Rahvaunia has deftly and gracefully brought these stories together to illuminate what HIV means to so many people. A subject this serious could be stodgy or hard to watch. This show is none of those things. You will laugh, learn, possibly cry, and be inspired. She will captivate you with her talent, storytelling and memorable, real characters. Director: Jessica Lynn Johnson. Producer, Playwright & Creator: Rahvaunia. Producer & Tour/Stage Manager: Billie King. Recommended for: theatre community, LGBTQ community, safe sex advocates, HIV/AIDS awareness groups, suitable for ages 13 & up. Links: show, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Jeannette RizziCalifornia

Tue 10/22 9:00pm

storytelling, 80 min.

This one-woman show is about friendship, loss, and a talking dog! It is a product of Jeannette’s commitment to live, as well as her pledge to help others who battle their own raison d'être. She goes where most people are reluctant to go – into the lives of those we’ve lost to suicide, and of those who are left behind. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Italian Americans, mental health, suicide prevention communities. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Michelle Felice HartleyNew York

Wed 10/23 3:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, performance art, 45 min.

This theatrical sequel to Michelle Felice Hartley’s solo show “Life Encounters” depicts the stories of 20 characters. Each character is relatable to the audience. Stories of joy, elation, passion, pain, challenges and conquests are portrayed by Ms. Hartley. Show image by Joseph Moran Photography. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Candace Nicholas-LippmanCalifornia

Wed 10/23 7:30pm

storytelling, 60 min.

Courageous and captivating, this show follows actress and spoken word artist Candace Nicholas-Lippman’s journey to self-discovery in a rollercoaster storytelling experience that will inspire you to find your own bloom. Show image by Luis Guanzon. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Lindsey NormingtonMichigan

Wed 10/23 9:00pm

drama, comedy, 70 min.

A brief window into the musings of a college student, Peg Maxim, who was held hostage in a basement for nearly a year. It is a stark look at the life of a perpetual victim, peppered with moments of intense vulnerability as well as dark comedy. Show image by Lindsay Bruce. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, lovers of dark comedy, true crime fans. Links: video, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Marine AssaianteFrance

Thu 10/24 7:30pm

drama, 45 min.

It is Sunday, December 7, 1941. Japanese airplanes and submarines have attacked and sunk the American fleet at Pearl Harbor. Hedy Lamarr hears this news while on set for the MGM picture, “Tortilla Flat.” Will she find a way to support her new country in this fight? Or will she once again find herself fleeing from warfare? Co-Playwright & Director: Gabrielle Berberich. Dramaturg: Jessica Corn. Show image by Alejandro Cerdena. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Jenny Lyn BaderNew York

Thu 10/24 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 75 min.

Paris, 1911. The art heist of the century triggers a national manhunt. As police interview everyone from J.P. Morgan to Pablo Picasso, the painting herself plots her escape and shares her secrets. She even reminisces about Leonardo da Vinci, his favorite apprentice, and the story of her creation. A time-traveling, gender-bending drama about art, inspiration, and becoming who we are. Director: Julie Kramer. Show image by Joel Weber. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, French Americans, Italian Americans, art lovers, museum-goers, history lovers, francophiles, Leonardo da Vinci fans, Picasso fans, true-crime aficionados. Links: show, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Pia Vicioso-VilaGermany

Fri 10/25 6:00pm

drama, 46 min.

As her tender feelings for her uncle grow into an obsession, Angela "Geli" Raubal finds herself embroiled in a toxic codependency with Adolf Hitler. Geli was indeed Hitler's one true love, which begs the question: how might history have been different had this relationship not been derailed? This show explores the little-known relationship between Geli and her infamous uncle. Director: Phillip Church. Producer: Anton Church. Show image by Anton Church. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, artist, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Oscar Emmanuel FabelaCalifornia

Fri 10/25 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, classic, 30 min.

16th-Century Spain: a golden world fearfully led by the patriarchy, religion, and the state. Prince Carlos’ deformities, personality anomalies, and sexual deviancies deem him unfit to rule; he is different and therefore immoral. The royal court would ensure that Carlos will never rule the mighty kingdom of Spain. Should Don Carlos embrace his sentence, or fight for his truths? Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Hispanic/Latino community, history buffs, historians, Spanish golden age fans. Links: show, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Stephanie EverettNew Hampshire

Fri 10/25 9:00pm

drama, comedy, poetry, music, performance art, 70 min.

What happens when the invincibility of modern-day adolescence meets the isolating pain of a traumatic brain injury? This solo show is sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always human. It advocates for compassion in the face of all of our invisible struggles. Costume Design: Celeste Jennings. Dramaturg: Samantha Lazar. Stage Manager: Millenah Nascimento. Show image by Brooke Goldner. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, African Americans, anyone with invisible setbacks. Links: show, video, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Ed NapierWest Virginia

Sat 10/26 2:00pm

storytelling, 95 min.

From his hometown in southern West Virginia to renowned New York institutions like Columbia University, HB Studio, and the Juilliard School, Ed Napier takes us on a hilarious journey encountering many characters – especially his two larger-than-life mentors, a voice teacher (a soprano) and a brilliant Viennese theatre teacher who directed his first play. This play celebrates arts educators, becoming an artist, and the simple glory of being alive. Accompanist: Donna Gill. Violin: Laura Goldberg. Recommended for: all audiences.

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Written and Performed by Eugene WolfVirginia

Sat 10/26 4:00pm

comedy, storytelling, music, 93 min.

Stories, songs and sketches about growing up with an unorthodox Christian grandmother who recognized her grandson’s love of performing and guided him along his way. From a small church in Tennessee to the Sahara Desert in Morocco, a surprising spiritual tale of kindness, compassion and music. Director: Susanne Boulle. Video Book: Brian Tibbs. Sound Design: Phil Leonard. Show image by Billie Wheeler. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Anna SnappMaryland

Sat 10/26 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, performance art, 65 min.

An aspiring actor faces medical crises and emotional trauma in this poignant, humorous and hopeful coming-of-age journey. Anna’s gritty story offers sharp perspectives on health care and social attitudes in the time of #MeToo. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, those who live with chronic illnesses, survivors, mental health advocates. Link: facebook.

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Performed by Carolyn MeyerNew Mexico

Sun 10/27 2:00pm

comedy, storytelling, 80 min.

When an 82-year-old woman walks into a bar and launches into a standup set about sex toys and techniques, the audience doesn’t quite know what to make of her. But at her solo show, audiences learn exactly who she is, as she takes them on her deeply moving and hilarious journey to becoming herself. Director: Barry Simon. Show image by Rich Brown. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, seniors, women. Links: artist, video, facebook.

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Performed by Lillian ColónNew York

Sun 10/27 4:00pm

drama, storytelling, poetry, 60 min.

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Written and Performed by Teresa ThomeMichigan

Sun 10/27 7:30pm

comedy, 64 min.

An intimate and comedic exploration of a woman who wants to stop hating her dead mother. It's where comedy meets grief, and grief is given new understanding. On the night of her mother's funeral, a daughter learns more about her mother than she ever expected or wanted to. Director: Stan Zimmerman. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: show, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2.

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Performed by Tom FruehNew York

Mon 10/28 7:00pm

musical, 90 min.

In 1926, the world-famous magician and escape artist Harry Houdini left New York on a farewell tour – and his life passed before his eyes. Follow his odyssey through the past, present and future as he struggles to unlock the key that will truly set him free. Director: Jen Jurek. Music Director & Accompanist: Chris Piro. Show image by Johan Renvall. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, magic community, Houdini fans, musical theatre fans, Jewish community. Links: artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Anu BhattIllinois

Tue 10/29 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, poetry, performance art, 45 min.

Indian dance, poetry and wry humor combine in this autobiographical exploration of childhood trauma. Bhatt examines the confusing effects of latent trauma while remembering a happy childhood, asking, "Does this even count?" A mix of raw memories, lyricism and tough truths, this show is a daring dance for empowerment through a sea of imperfection. Director: Barbara Zahora. Sound Design: Eric Backus. Show image by Crimson Cat Studios. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, South Asians, Asian/Pacific Islander women, men, mental health, sexual violence prevention, dance lovers, spirituality communities. Links: show, video, facebook, related.

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Written and Performed by Rebecca GeverNew Jersey

Wed 10/30 3:30pm

drama, storytelling, multi-media, performance art, 34 min.

Using direct transcript, a daughter explores her mother's story of living with lupus and how embodied experiences shape their relationship and the women they continue to become. This play looks squarely at chronic illness but refuses to make a person synonymous with sickness. Producer & Collaborator: Josh Walker. Producer & Collaborator: Claire Marieb. Show image by Ellie Gravitte. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, instagram.

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Performed by Tamara MeneghiniColorado

Wed 10/30 7:30pm

storytelling, dance, 60 min.

Nearing the end of her reign with nothing left to lose, Queen Elizabeth addresses the audience as she prepares for bed. In the privacy of her chamber, she reveals the woman hidden beneath the regalia, splendor, and politics. She periodically uses Shakespeare to illustrate the most poignant moments of her life. Playwright: Carole Levin. Director: Lynn Nichols. Stage Manager: Caitlin Gill. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Melanie TeichroebCanada

Thu 10/31 7:30pm

drama, comedy, 60 min.

Funny. Sexy. Fierce. Unapologetic! Warrior and motivational speaker Ingrid reveals the untold truth about Viking shield maidens. This 10th-century TED Talk is a clarion call that empowers women to claim their inner warrior and invites men to be allies in today's #MeToo battle for equality. Gender bias, trauma and sexual freedom are handled with irreverence, empathy and humor. Director: Nicolle Nattrass. Production Manager: Sandy Cumberland. Fight Director: R Robinson Wilson. Intro Voice: Dave Pettit. Additional Voice Tracks: Paul Tedeschini. Costume Design: Dianna Bonder. Show image by Josef Jacobson. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, feminists, women leaders, women in politics and business, women warriors, #metoo movement, women’s studies, Vikings, historians. Links: show, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Pascale Roger-McKeeverCalifornia

Thu 10/31 9:00pm

drama, 90 min.

A mid-40s mom is up to her tits in a one-sided love affair. This bitch is ambitious. She’s acrobatic. You might get pissed off. Absolutely no refunds. Bring your true self. Director: Andrea Hart. Assistant Director: Nicolette Chaffey. Dramaturg: Tracy Ward. Show image by Nancy Trejo. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, people in recovery, Jewish community, Buddhist community, women in the arts, the sexually omnivorous, Canadians. Links: artist, video.

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Performed by Matt KetaiNew Mexico

Fri 11/1 7:30pm

drama, comedy, 55 min.

Triggered by a breakup with his long-term partner and a bizarre encounter with a porn star, M (a Gay-Asian) finds himself slipping into a fever dream of past sexual escapades, moments of regret, and gay shame. This show is an examination of M's self-destruction fueled by his need to be loved in a society that often makes him feel anything but. Director: Nikki DiLoreto . Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Asian Americans, Jewish community, queer history enthusiasts. Links: artist, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by Edward AsnerCalifornia

Fri 11/1 9:00pm

comedy, 80 min.

An adventure to Italy takes a sudden turn. A journey of pain, laughter, and the male anatomy – not necessarily in that order. This show spreads prostate cancer awareness and is a tribute to those lost. Playwright & Producer: Ed. Weinberger. Stage Manager: Liza Asner. Show image by Becky Bauer. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Link: show.

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Written and Performed by Robert JägerhornFinland

Sat 11/2 2:00pm

magic, 45 min.

Robert is a typical world-famous magician: stylish, stable and self-confident. He knows his worth and talents. Or is he, and does he? What is he actually? And what is he doing? Does he even know what he is doing? Don’t worry about it; just relax and enjoy the magic of one of Scandinavia’s best magicians. Playwright & Director: Markus Zink. Show image by Henrik Schütt. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Performed by Patric MaddenNew York

Sat 11/2 4:00pm

drama, performance art, 75 min.

A tyrant rules over the city of Florence. A nobleman finds lifeblood in the idea of assassination. In the journey from ideation to action, the killer loses sight of himself. In this queer adaptation of a French classic, one body takes on many. Who is the real Renzo, and how many masks must one don and discard in order to act? Director: Roxane Revon. Translator: Edmund Burke Thompson. Lighting Design: Krista Smith. Sound Design: Michael Costagliola. Stage Manager: Andrew Carr. Graphic Design: Luke Madden. Recommended for: theatre community, LGBTQ community, French community. Links: show, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Willow LautenbergNew York

Sat 11/2 6:00pm

drama, storytelling, poetry, multi-media, 45 min.

Mental illness. Incarceration. Art. Three aspects of one man’s life, sensitively reconstructed from personal interviews. The true story of how artistic creation—poetry, collage, tattoos—became his self-expression, helping him hold onto who he is and who he wants to be. A young woman’s raw, humorous, and unexpectedly touching exploration of what it means to be free. Show image by Lala Thaddeus. Recommended for: theatre community, mental illness/health advocates, social justice/prison reform activists, poetry community, mixed media/collage community, family and friends of recovery, art therapy community. Links: artist, facebook, instagram.

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Performed by Dana Lee BlockMissouri

Sat 11/2 7:30pm

comedy, tragedy, storytelling, movement, poetry, music, 45 min.

My brother, a gut-splitting, hell-raising comedian turned schizophrenic. When he was 18, he hitchhiked across America to tell his stories to drivers, and explain to them his “primal drive theory.” This show is based on his brilliant and insane revelations. “A hilarious, powerful, heart-breaking show.” Playwright: Dana Lee Block. Stage Manager & Board Operator: Grady Shea. Show image by Pritzker Elementary School, Chicago. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Joshua Searle-White, Ph.D.Pennsylvania

Sun 11/3 2:00pm

comedy, 95 min.

A new-age gathering called “Intimacy and the Spirit.” A man pressured to attend because he needs to “find himself.” An exalted guru, cuddle puddles, trust falls, and a ragtag collection of attendees desperate for enlightenment. It’s everything we need for a hilarious send-up of self-help culture! Warning: this show contains excessive positivity, extreme new-age language, and nauseatingly unscientific beliefs. Director: Dan Winston. Stage Manager: LeeAnn Yeckley. Sound Design: Sutter Hellwarth. Show image by Bill Owen. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, yogis, meditators, and spiritual seekers of all persuasions. Links: show, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Allison HetzelAlabama

Sun 11/3 6:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, 48 min.

This show explores the stressful, fun, odd and exhausting role of the stepmother. Allison shares her personal experiences and the perspectives of others, told through interviews. The journey is humorous as well as troubling, and strikes a balance between the extremes of being a stepmom. If you are a stepparent or a mature stepchild, this show is a must! Technical & Spousal Support: David Durham. Music, Lyrics & Accompanist: Raphael Crystal. Singing Coach: Luvada Harrison. Movement Coach & Collaborator: Kelley Schoger. Show image by David Durham. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, stepparents and stepchildren. Links: video, twitter, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Eva PetricSlovenia

Mon 11/4 7:00pm

dance, movement, multi-media, performance art, 35 min.

Eden did not begin or end with Eva. Eva, a part of every human, searches for a new home for mankind after a future on Earth becomes no longer possible. Through video projection within a lace installation, this performance reframes Eva as the first human organ transplantation and exports the idea of Mitochondrial Eva into outer space. 2017 United Solo Awards for Best Performance Art and Best Choreography. Choreographer: Janis Brenner. Voice: Oliver Zehetner & Eva Petrič. Sound: Matija Strniša & Eva Petrič. Lace Installation: Eva Petrič. Lightning Consultant: Mitchell Bogard. Recommended for: art installations lovers, lace installation lovers. Links: artist, video, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Cillian HegartyIreland

Tue 11/5 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, movement, 45 min.

In the pursuit of love, a young actor named Git must leave Ireland and become an alien in a faraway land… the U.S.A. When trouble beckons him home, he must restore a long-lost power from his childhood to battle the dark forces of immigration that stand in his way. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Heather KellerCalifornia

Tue 11/5 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, multi-media, 70 min.

Heather’s world was rocked by a breast cancer diagnosis. A true heartbreaking and comedic journey of growth filled with love, friendship, and betrayal. This powerful, gritty, and uplifting journey shows a young woman conquering cancer while living life as normally as possible. Based on Heather’s contemporaneous journals, blogs, social media posts, and correspondence about mortality, body image, relationships, fertility, and mental health. Director: Jessica Lynn Johnson. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, cancer survivors, fertility community, comedy fans. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Terri WeagantNew York

Wed 11/6 3:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, 85 min.

You could say that life gets a little weird for precocious 13-year-old Bo-Nita when she finds her ex-stepfather dead on her bedroom floor. With humor, pathos and a dash of Midwestern magical realism, this wild one-woman, seven-character adventure follows a mother and daughter’s elaborate plan to hold their dysfunctional family together. Playwright: Elizabeth Heffron. Producer & Co-Director: Summer Dawn Wallace. Co-Director: Kirstin Franklin. Sound Design: Rew Tippin. Show image by Don Daly. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by Rachel GriesingerIndiana

Wed 11/6 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, poetry, 45 min.

She’s cool, down to hang, and slides between being adorable and forking a piece of rare steak into her mouth. She casually talks about watching bondage porn while twirling her hair. As Rachel adds to her collection of dating data, she realizes that a negotiation is happening between her feminism and our modern dating culture. Director: Daniella Caggiano. Show image by Trevor Williams. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: show.

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Performed by Betsy MurphyCalifornia

Thu 11/7 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 55 min.

“I had my first orgasm when I was 36, which means I spent half of my life faking it.” Betsy’s provocative, funny, eccentric pilgrimage to make peace with her body may spark your curiosity and inspire you to reclaim your own potential. Based on her popular book, “Autobiography of an Orgasm.” If you want to understand women, you must see this show! Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), fans of Eve Ensler, “The Vagina Monologues,” “Eat, Pray, Love”. Links: artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Warren McPhersonOregon

Thu 11/7 9:00pm

storytelling, 75 min.

Warren went from being a star athlete to a struggling writer to a stay-at-home dad. He had once been in control of his life, but now he flounders in so many ways. Join him as he tells real, true personal stories exploring what it really means to be great. Co-Director: Lynne Duddy. Co-Director: Lawrence Howard. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children). Links: related, related2.

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Performed by Paola HadjilambriCyprus

Fri 11/8 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, musical, 65 min.

This show celebrates the life of a woman who was hounded by reporters all over the world. A perfectionist, Maria Callas believed that two different women lived in her: Maria, who yearned for a normal life, and Callas, the public figure and icon with the reputation of a tempestuous diva. “An intimate revelation of the torrid love affair between Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis,” says Paul Lambis, “it sets the stage for a Greek tragedy that recalls the tangled web of desire and deceit.” Actress Paola Hadjilambri says, “Callas was a perfectionist, just like me. Fully inhabiting one of the world’s most chic operatic personas is a source of inspiration to me. I have no intention of representing her with anything other than great respect.” Director: Paul Lambis. Stage Manager: Argyris Hadjilambris. PR & Management: Phyto Stratis. Lights & Sound: Anastasios Karydis. Show image by Paul Lambis. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, video, facebook, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Written and Performed by Bridget KellyNew Mexico

Sat 11/9 6:00pm

comedy, movement, multi-media, 40 min.

The biographical clock is ticking for wallflower and Ph.D. candidate Phoebe Wainwright. Blocked, brilliant and desperate to complete her inspired, radical biography of troubled and charismatic 19th-century stage diva Sarah Bernhardt, Phoebe conjures the interview of a lifetime. Inspiration and mentorship dramatically transform both those who have gone before, and those whose time is yet to come. Cinematographer & Editor: David Lindblom. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, French Americans, Jewish community, mentor, recovery, and suicide survivor communites, academics, francophiles, biography buffs. Link: artist.

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Performed by Will AtkinsNew York

Sat 11/9 7:30pm

dance, movement, performance art, 45 min.

A butoh piece exploring violence and prejudice against the queer community, using body piercing to challenge the stigma of HIV. Gauged piercing needles will add another textural dimension to the performer’s body. The live imagery of blood and butoh together recall a history of violence, while honoring what connects us as humans. Piercer: Orb. Consultant: Vangeline. Show image by Michael Blase. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, butoh, movement, body modification, needle play, conceptual. Links: artist, facebook, instagram.

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Performed by Sandy GelfoundFlorida

Sun 11/10 2:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, stand-up, music, multi-media, 90 min.

Think Orphan Annie meets the NFL meets “Fiddler on the Roof” meets Cinderella. One woman overcomes being abandoned in an orphanage to find “family” – first as a Raiders cheerleader in the NFL, then as a devout Orthodox Jew, and finally as a wife and mother who would never forsake her child. A touching and hysterical true-life story. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, related.

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Performed by Mark HellmanCanada

Sun 11/10 4:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, musical, concert, 125 min.

A quintessentially Canadian tribute to an American hero: legendary folksinger and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014). Told in his own words and through the music of many, Seeger's 1972 autobiography becomes a rollicking, tumultuous, triumphant 35-year sing-along musical memoir: a hootenanny of epic proportions. Come celebrate Pete's centennial. An Other Guys Theatre Company (Victoria, B.C., Canada) production. Playwright & Director: Ross Desprez. Musical Director: Tobin Stokes. Show image by P. Pokorny. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, facebook, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Amit GourIsrael

Sun 11/10 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, dance, musical, 65 min.

How does it feel to lose the ability to make your voice heard in the world? A funny and emotional musical about the darker sides of the theater world, the burden of hiding secrets, the inner battle to face the aftermath of sexual assault, and the healing power of music. Director: Nir Erez. Musical Director: Yuval Shapira. Choreographer: Oz Morag. Sound Operator: Shir Hilel. Show image by Dadi Elias. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, musical lovers.

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Written and Performed by Jim StowellMinnesota

Mon 11/11 7:00pm

drama, classic, 80 min.

Tim O'Brien's great book remains a lyrical testimony to what war was like, day to day, for the soldiers who fought in it. It is a classic that captures a time and place in a voice that is truthful, beautiful and courageous. In Jim Stowell's dramatization, it’s all there – memory, imagination, loss, love, and the power of storytelling. Director: Jessica Zuehlke. Tech & Lights: Loren Niemi. Show image by Jessica Zuehlke. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, book lovers, historians. Links: show, related.

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Written and Performed by Joseph BrickerKansas

Tue 11/12 7:30pm

performance art, 35 min.

In an attempt to create the ultimate self-portrait, the performer tackles existence as performance. Taking aim at Shakespeare, social media, and the institutions that made the show itself possible, this iconoclastic piece asks what identity means in a world where we are constantly both viewers and objects. It’s a total mess. #pleaselikeme #pleasecome Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, culture critics and enthusiasts, social media users, the painfully self-aware, the easily impressed. Links: artist, video, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Rozara SandersIllinois

Wed 11/13 3:30pm

drama, 35 min.

When death knocks, everyone copes differently. Some go to therapy; some join a spin class. But us? We play Mahjong. Well, most of us, that is. Seen through the eyes of a young and confused granddaughter, this brutally honest show expresses the strength and the fragility of family struggling with the death of their matriarch. Director: Matt Gall. Show image by Mehmet Aksoy. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), Jewish community. Links: artist, video, facebook, instagram.

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Performed by Arthur MortonTexas

Wed 11/13 7:30pm

drama, classic, 60 min.

Join the disciple John in his exile on the island of Patmos as he is caught up into heaven to receive his revelation. See all the characters brought to life in this word-for-word solo performance of the greatest story ever told. NKJ Bible used with the permission of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Director: Morris Ertman. Costume Design: Allison Elsey. Stage Manager: Judy Morton. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, facebook.

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Written and Performed by Sherill TurnerUnited Kingdom

Thu 11/14 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 60 min.

Becs Hadley is not pregnant! She’s just another of the one in three women with uterine fibroids, and the last thing she wants is to have to talk about her … down there. This is the humorous, heartbreaking and hopeful story of a woman losing her womb, but finding her pussy. Director: Joanna Simmons. Show image by Igor Balitskiy. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, women, hysterectomy community, fibroids community. Links: artist, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Tom HartwellUnited Kingdom

Fri 11/15 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, poetry, 60 min.

A Deliveroo driver trying to make his way in the world is faced with the resurgence of mental health issues on the cusp of turning 30. This surreal comedy/drama tackles life's milestones. Told through twelve chapters, it combines visual storytelling, direct address, multiple roles, spoken word and stand-up comedy. Director: Phil Croft. Stage Manager & Board Operator: Heather Christie. Show image by Toby Lee. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community. Links: show, artist, video, twitter, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Mark HellmanCanada

Fri 11/15 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, musical, concert, 125 min.

A quintessentially Canadian tribute to an American hero: legendary folksinger and social activist Pete Seeger (1919-2014). Told in his own words and through the music of many, Seeger's 1972 autobiography becomes a rollicking, tumultuous, triumphant 35-year sing-along musical memoir: a hootenanny of epic proportions. Come celebrate Pete's centennial. An Other Guys Theatre Company (Victoria, B.C., Canada) production. Playwright & Director: Ross Desprez. Musical Director: Tobin Stokes. Show image by P. Pokorny. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, video, facebook, related, related2.

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Performed by Toms LiepajnieksLatvia

Sat 11/16 4:00pm

storytelling, 92 min.

Few of us will ever go to Antarctica. Luckily, the imagination knows no borders. This show invites you on an audiovisual journey to see Antarctica through the eyes of the marine biologist, explorer and leading expert on this continent, James McClintock. Based on his book, “Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land.” Director: Valters Silis. Adaptation: Janis Balodis. Set & Costume Design: Ieva Kaulina. Composer: Edgars Raginskis. Lighting Design: Janis Snikers. Show image by Inga Plume. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, facebook, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Aida NadeemIraq

Sat 11/16 6:00pm

music, performance art, 25 min.

This show is the sound of wandering; a journey that starts from within and ends in endlessness. The belongings ratio is an existential issue. As Aida says, “Who belongs where?! Wherever my projects are, there is my homeland.” Funding: Konstnarsnamnden. Sound and Lighting Operator: Daniel Goody. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, instagram, related.

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Performed by Aj DittyCalifornia

Sat 11/16 7:30pm

drama, 37 min.

Erwin Hughes is having a very bad day. Beaten and left for dead in an abandoned warehouse, Erwin looks back on his life and questions what it really means to live, to die, and to be everything all at once. Director: David Charles. Playwright: Bridget Mundy. Recommended for: science lovers, quantum physicists. Links: artist, related.

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Written and Performed by Ana DaudMoldova

Sat 11/16 9:00pm

drama, movement, performance art, 75 min.

In this empowering new show, writer/performer Ana Daud explores what it means to lose one’s childhood innocence too soon, and offers a powerful message for the #MeToo era. A true soul-bearing story of an immigrant girl coming to terms with a brutal and painful past is expressed beautifully in this sensitive, socially relevant play. Written and Directed by: Dmitry Akrish. Producer: Vadim Turcanu. Music: Iurie Sula. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, eating disorders community, #metoo community, empowering women community. Links: show, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Kirk McGeeNew York

Sun 11/17 6:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, 55 min.

Joe, a well-meaning tour guide of the Honorable Herbert Peabody Library and Legacy Center, struggles to present the disgraced senator as a national hero, and must decide whether he's going to ignore history, change history, or make history to ensure that his hero's #MeToo moment doesn't become "Me, Three." Director: Corey Atkins. Voice Over: Ashley Wren Collins. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), political junkies, historians, #metoo movement. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter.

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Written and Performed by Anita GiovanniniItaly

Mon 11/18 7:00pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, movement, music, performance art, 80 min.

The diva with super powers. Laughter and tears. Live through her transformation from a vulnerable tomboy to the greatest diva of all time. A story about inner conflict, fighting to fit in and even not to, trapped in a world of stereotypes. By choosing to be different and become her alter ego, the Divine Feminine, she saves herself. Drama, comedy, tragedy, cabaret, and clowning. Co-Playwright & Director: Jango Edwards. Show image by Michele Gamberini. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, facebook, instagram, related, related2.

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Written and Performed by Jake BostonUnited Kingdom

Tue 11/19 7:30pm

drama, storytelling, 60 min.

Touching, hilarious and deeply personal, this show sheds light on the brutal world of bare knuckle fighting. Jake Boston, the son of a champion, explores masculinity in this coming-of-age story. A colorful cast of characters and nostalgic music bring to life the emotional battle between father and son, and Jake’s ongoing battle to find himself. Director: Lucy Richardson. Producer: Fabio Santos MBE. Lighting & Sound: Jelmer Tuinstra. Sound: Dale Mensah. Show image by Dale Mensah. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, Irish travellers, Gypsy community. Links: artist, instagram, related.

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Written and Performed by LynnMarieTennessee

Tue 11/19 9:00pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, music, 70 min.

This powerful show chronicles the true story of LynnMarie, a five-time Grammy nominated loser aka “the Susan Lucci of Polka,” as she learns to accept and live her truth. In this show filled with bravery, humor and music, LynnMarie shares her journey to acceptance as the single mother of a son with special needs, the daughter of an alcoholic, and an artist in a genre that is often mocked and ignored. Down syndrome, dysfunction, depression and divorce brought her close to death. But whatever you run from, you eventually run to, and whatever you hide from will always be found. Embracing your truth is the only way to life. Producer: LynnMarie Hrovat. Lighting Design: Katie Trotter. Stage Manager: Eddie Rodick III. Show image by Nora Canfield. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: artist, facebook, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Rosalind Sullivan-LovettOregon

Wed 11/20 3:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, performance art, 75 min.

An examination of the ways in which folkloric traditions allow women to both externalize and internalize gendered violence, this show is a live exorcism of these received narratives. To represent these pressing issues of identity, we offer a fox, a maiden, a bowl of fruit punch, and large quantities of heavy, dark dirt. Set Design: Joshua Oberlander. Show image by June Kwon. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, folktale/mythology enthusiasts, women, gender nonconforming people. Link: video.

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Performed by Charles EtubiebiNigeria

Wed 11/20 7:30pm

storytelling, 63 min.

A struggling Nigerian actor gets his shot at fame and fortune when his agent lands him a part in a Hollywood blockbuster. But he discovers it’s exactly what he swore to never do: a “war in Africa” film. Caught between career ambition and the ideals of his African identity, he must decide whether to do the film or ditch it. Playwright & Director: Africa Ukoh. Stage Manager: Alechenu Abel. Producer: Taiwo Afolabi. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, facebook, twitter, instagram.

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Written and Performed by Amanda BroomellCalifornia

Thu 11/21 7:30pm

drama, comedy, storytelling, stand-up, music, 60 min.

Almost 40 and totally single, Mandy takes us on a hilarious and raw 60-minute roller coaster ride as she unearths the magic elixir for her unmarried soul. Winner of the 2019 Hollywood Fringe Festival Encore Producers’ Award and nominee for the 2019 Soaring Solo Artist Award! Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), music lovers, female empowerment community. Links: show, artist, facebook, twitter, instagram, related.

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Performed by Bonani MiyamboSouth Africa

Fri 11/22 7:30pm

drama, 55 min.

Based on Franz Kafka’s “A Report to an Academy,” this award-winning show is about a primate’s struggle to overcome the confines of captivity. The play takes a metaphorical view of society, highlighting the complexities of identity in post-apartheid South Africa and in the human race in general. A journey that contests identity based on outward appearance. Director: Phala, O, Phala. Stage Manager: Dee Mohoto. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: video, twitter, instagram, related, related2, related3.

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Performed by Marco MichelSwitzerland

Fri 11/22 9:00pm

drama, 75 min.

Based on the true story of outsider artist Antonio Ligabue, this award-winning show continues to excite audiences all over the world and now returns to NYC. Marco Michel embodies Ligabue (known today as the “Italian van Gogh”) with stunning intensity. He narrates his life while drawing large charcoal portraits, which become his co-players on stage. A must-see! Playwright & Director: Mario Perrotta. Production Design: Peter Maurer. Lights & Music: Daniel Tschanz. Show image by Luigi Burroni. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, all ethnic minorities. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, related.

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Performed by Marco MichelSwitzerland

Sat 11/23 2:00pm

drama, 75 min.

Based on the true story of outsider artist Antonio Ligabue, this award-winning show continues to excite audiences all over the world and now returns to NYC. Marco Michel embodies Ligabue (known today as the “Italian van Gogh”) with stunning intensity. He narrates his life while drawing large charcoal portraits, which become his co-players on stage. A must-see! Playwright & Director: Mario Perrotta. Production Design: Peter Maurer. Lights & Music: Daniel Tschanz. Show image by Luigi Burroni. Recommended for: adults only (not suitable for children), theatre community, LGBTQ community, all ethnic minorities. Links: show, artist, video, facebook, related.

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Theatre RowNew York City

Sun 11/24 7:30pm

open to public, 90 min.

As the 10th annual international festival comes to an end, United Solo invites you to join us at our Closing Gala, in celebration of all the solo performers who participated this year. At the Gala, we will announce all award winners, including the United Solo & Backstage Audience Award and the United Solo Special Award. The winners will join the list of formerly awarded artists, including Anna Deavere Smith (2010), Patti LuPone (2011), John Leguizamo (2012), Fiona Shaw (2013), Billy Crystal (2014), James Lecesne (2015), Staceyann Chin in collaboration with Cynthia Nixon (2016), Michael Moore (2017), and Renee Taylor (2018). The Gala will take place on Nov. 24, 2019 at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City.

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*If you are interested in purchasing tickets for a SOLD-OUT performance, check with the Theatre Row Box Office on the day of the show. Should there be any last-minute returns, tickets will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

* THE BEST OF  tag indicates shows by award-winning artists and companies invited by the United Solo Academy to return for the 10th anniversary season. These shows represent some of the greatest artistic achievements of the Festival’s first decade.

*The  ENCORE  tag is used to indicate the productions of returning artists and companies who have successfully performed at the Festival in past years.

*If you are interested in purchasing tickets for a SOLD-OUT performance, check with the Theatre Row Box Office on the day of the show. Should there be any last-minute returns, tickets will become available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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