The 12th Annual UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL
Due to high demand, our 2021
submission deadline has been EXTENDED to June 21, 2021.
Apply now through our late submission process.
The late application form can be found at
Late Submissions Deadline: Friday June 21, 2021
The 12th annual United Solo Festival invites artists to submit their shows to the world’s largest solo theatre festival. World premieres and already-produced shows are equally welcome. Renowned performers as well as emerging talents are encouraged. Submitted proposals may represent storytelling, improv, dance, musical, puppetry, multimedia, variety, spoken word, cabaret, stand-up, magic, tragedy, comedy, and other forms of solo performance.
Selected shows will be presented between October and November 2021 at Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street.
UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held for over a deacade 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 artists 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.
Many of the awarded artists will be invited to join the United Solo Academy, a creative group that helps the Festival nominate and select solo performers to receive the annual United Solo Special Award. Over the past few years, this honorary prize was presented to Anna Deavere Smith, Patti LuPone, John Leguizamo, Fiona Shaw, Billy Crystal, James Lecesne, Staceyann Chin, Cynthia Nixon, Michael Moore, Renée Taylor, Aasif Mandvi, and Ian McKellen.