Theatre Row
on 42nd Street
New York City
March 11 – May 5, 2024

Early submissions ($79 application fee) due by November 21, 2023
Regular submissions ($90 application fee) due by December 29, 2023

UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. The Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual through a variety of one-person shows. Productions are selected from open submissions and presented at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row, located in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Renowned solo performers and new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, tragedy, or comedy). Our artists benefit from being presented by United Solo, a company made up of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Theatre companies are given the opportunity to reach out to the industry, generate income from ticket sales from up to eight performances at the Festival, and performers receive media attention through previews, profiles, and reviews.


1. Complete the online application form below.

2. Submit the nonrefundable application fee. Once you fill out the form and click “SUBMIT” at the bottom of the page, you will be directed to PayPal to process the application fee.

3. Your form cannot be edited after submission. As a confirmation, you will receive an automated email message containing a copy of the information you submitted through the form. Please do not inquire whether your application has been received. Your application will not be reviewed until your application fee has been received.


The online form we receive from you will be considered final. Your application will be disqualified if it is deemed incomplete, late, does not match any payment record, and/or is not paid through the payment platform.

There are no “shared billing” performances at United Solo. If you are submitting more than one show, each show must have its own application, supporting materials, and application fee. Each application must be submitted separately using the form below.

United Solo is an international festival. We regularly present works in English and other languages. If you believe your show will find a target audience in the multicultural environment of New York City, you may submit your play in any language.

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Selected participants will be contacted by the United Solo team.


NYC SPRING 2024 - Regular Application



This show will be performed by:*



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 Spring 2024 United Solo Theatre Festival?*
Does your show contain any of the following?*











Please indicate the vaccine status of your team:



Check if any of the following applies:







Are you available to perform ANY DATE between March 11 - May 5, 2024?*
If you answered "No" above, mark dates you are NOT available to perform:



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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.

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-88 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.

• 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.


Click “Submit” to pay your Nonrefundable Application Fee. 

Your application is not considered complete until you complete your payment.