District of Columbia
Antigua and Barbuda
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
Central African Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
French Southern Territories
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Martin (French part)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Arab Emirates
United States Minor Outlying Islands
Virgin Islands, British
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Wallis and Futuna
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Have you presented your show on stage at United Solo in the past? If yes, please list the shows you presented and the years the shows were presented in
This show will be performed by:*
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR SHOW:
Performer’s Place of Origin (US State, Canadian Province or foreign country)*
Show Spoken Language*
EXACT Show Running Time IN MINUTES, including duration of any intermissions (if applicable)
Number of intermissions*
Suggest your MINIMUM Time for cue-to-cue rehearsal IN MINUTES*
Suggest your MAXIMUM time for cue-to-cue rehearsal IN MINUTES*
Anticipated number of audience members
Show description (250 characters)*
If your performance is presented at the 2023 United Solo Festival, it would be:*
NEW YORK PREMIERE
NOT A PREMIERE
List the artistic categories of your show (e.g. Drama, Comedy, Tragedy, Storytelling, Dance, Movement, Stand-up, Improv, Poetry, Music, Musical, Concert, Puppetry, Magic, Multi-media, Classic, Performance Art, Other (you may include more than one)*
Are you a member of any of the following unions?*
Is this piece an original work?*
Do you have all the necessary rights to produce this show at the Fall 2023 United Solo Theatre Festival?*
Does your show contain any of the following?*
Video link(s) to your full show and/or excerpts from your show
Password for the show video(s), if required
Video link to the artist’s reel (if applicable)
Password for the artist’s reel (if applicable)
Include any hashtags associated with or used to publicize your show (ex. #unitedsolo)
Include any @ tags associated with or used to publicize your show (ex. @unitedsolo)
Production photos link
Role/Position in the show:
Role/Position in the show:
Role/Position in the show:
List OTHER TEAM MEMBERS, and include their: Names, Positions, E-mall addresses, and Websites (if applicable)
Please indicate the vaccine status of your team:
Describe the technical aspects of your show:*
Check if any of the following applies:
If applicable, list where this show was presented in the past. Include YEAR and LOCATION.
List at least three references from organizations, companies, or festivals. Provide Name, Professional Title, E-mail, and/or phone number*
AWARDS RECIPIENTS IN YOUR TEAM:
If applicable, list RECIPIENT(s) NAME, AWARD(s) NAME or NOMINATION(s), a YEAR, name of the award ORGANIZATION, and LINK(s) to the announcement of the recognition. You may include recognitions related to this show or other artistic works.
Are you available to perform ANY DATE between September 18 – November 19, 2023?*
If you answered “No” above, mark dates you are NOT available to perform:
Please upload a script of your show (PDF file) MAX 5MB
Please provide bios for all team members (PDF file) MAX 5MB*
Performer’s headshot (JPG or PDF file) MAX 5MB*
Cover letter (PDF file) MAX 5MB
Optional: any supplemental materials (PDF file) MAX 5MB
ACCEPTANCE & PARTICIPATION FEE
The United Solo Team will select the performances that will be presented at the Festival. Our goal is to curate an event that provides opportunities for a diverse group of artists, including well-established performers and emerging talents. Accepted shows will be notified via e-mail, and will be provided with a participant’s packet and mandatory forms. These forms must be completed and returned to us within one week of the notification date, and accompanied by a nonrefundable $945 participation fee. The number of shows accepted this year is limited. Therefore, some shows may be placed on a waiting list. If so, you will be notified accordingly.
BOX OFFICE & TICKETING
United Solo handles all aspects of ticketing and Box Office. The base ticket price is typically around $40. Artists will receive a fee of 20% of box office net sales from each performance.
Selected productions may present up to eight performances at the Festival. Upon acceptance to the Festival, productions will be given one guaranteed performance slot in an up-to-50 seat black box theatre. Depending on the show’s popularity during the advanced ticket sales period, shows that sell all their tickets early will be offered an additional performance slot. If the additional performance sells quickly as well, the Festival participant may be offered additional slots.
Artists are advised to keep the technical requirements of their show very simple. The venue is equipped with basic lighting and sound capabilities. Storage space in the venue is minimal. Since the space is shared by all shows, you may not store any props, set pieces, or costumes in the venue. Each show will have one cue-to-cue technical rehearsal in the venue.
There will be a maximum of 15 minutes before and after your production to load in and out of the theatre and dressing room. This includes 5 minutes for the audience to enter.
If the performer or anyone in your production team is not a US citizen (or not a green card holder), you will have to file for a visa to enter the US and perform at United Solo upon acceptance to the Festival. This most likely will incur additional costs that the participant will need to be prepared to cover, depending on what type of visa is required.
• A fully prepared, rights secured, audience-ready production. (If the performer or stage manager is a member of the Actors’ Equity Association and your show is accepted to the Festival, you must obtain and sign the Equity Showcase Code, as the producer of your show. The Festival will be merely the presenter).
• All contractual, technical, and promotional materials on time when requested.
• All travel and living expenses.
• Your extra promotional and publicity materials (press releases, posters, postcards, on-site promotions, flyers, and anything else that will help draw attention to your show).
• Extra technical equipment not available at the venue (i.e. projectors, extra microphones, fog machines, keyboards, etc.)
• Respect the health and safety regulations, updated and provided before the Festival.
UNITED SOLO PROVIDES
• The opportunity to present solo works at the prestigious Theatre Row in the world‑famous theatre district on 42nd Street in New York City.
• The chance to present up to eight performances at the Festival.
• Consideration for awards at the Festival.
• The possibility to join the network of theatre artists dedicated to solo performance.
• Inclusion in the Festival Guide, on the Festival listing, the email newsletter, and social media promotion.
• Multifaceted promotional campaign, including press releases to major media; the United Solo website; the Theatre Row website; the Festival poster; e-mail blasts to selected schools and cultural institutions; social network marketing; internet advertising; and others.
• General Liability Insurance.
• All front-of-house staff (i.e. Box Office, usher & house manager).
I agree to the above stipulations and those set forth in the above application.
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