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Omar Sangare

FOUNDER & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Omar Sangare graduated from the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, Poland, where he studied with the Oscar-winning director, Andrzej Wajda. He was awarded a scholarship to The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. While there, he worked with Derek Jacobi, Alan Rickman, Michael Kahn, and Jeremy Irons. Dr. Sangare holds many film, television, and radio credits. For his one-man drama “True Theater Critic,” he was voted The Best in Acting by The New York International Fringe Festival. The New York press acclaimed his lead part in the Arena Players Repertory Theater production of “Othello.” Barbara Delatiner wrote for The New York Times—“Omar Sangare was born to play Othello!” His published literary work includes six books and many essays and articles for various magazines and newspapers. Accompanied by great American writers such as Robert Pinsky, and Susan Sontag, he promoted Polish literature in the United States. In 2011, he was selected by the U.S. Department of State for a video project that appeared as part of President Obama’s trip to Poland. In 2012, he was named “Person of the Year” by nytheatre.com for “a significant contribution to the NYC theater landscape.” In 2013, Sangare performed along John Guare in Atlantic Theatre’s “Three Kinds of Exile,” in a role, which Guare wrote especially for him. Dr. Sangare is a founder and artistic director of UNITED SOLO, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, a resident company at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City. Currently, he serves as Chair of the Theatre Department at Williams College.






Patrick McAndrew

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Patrick McAndrew is an actor, writer, and podcast producer based in New York City. He most recently held lead roles in the short films, “Sir,” “We Are Here,” and “The Eyes of the World.” His one-man show, “REEL,” which deals with the impact that excessive technology use has on human relationships, was performed in the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival and featured in the documentary, Electronic Crack. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, Theatre Row, and many other venues in NYC and throughout the mid-Atlantic region. As a podcast producer, Patrick produces two of his own shows, “Relate w/ Patrick McAndrew” and “Actorcast,” the podcast that broadcasts the work, insight, and advice of entertainment industry experts. He also regularly produces podcasts for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Patrick has previously worked with Roundabout Theatre Company, Hudson Shakespeare Company, The McKittrick Hotel, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater. He has studied acting at the New York Drama Center, RK Acting, SITI Company, Upright Citizens Brigade, and with Village Playback Theatre. He is also an award-winning percussionist.  He holds a master’s degree in Theatre from Villanova University.






Kasey Phillips

FESTIVAL COORDINATOR

Kasey is a stage/event manager, writer, actor and dramaturg based in Orlando, Florida. She currently serves as the Master Coordinator for “The Green Room” Project at Williams College, a freelance show-caller for RELATU events and and most recently, stepping from her role as the Marketing Coordinator to the Festival Coordinator for United Solo. As a Stage Manager, Kasey has worked for the Florida Repertory Theatre as an AEA Assistant Stage Manager on multiple productions including Cabaret and Barefoot in the Park. Transferring back and forth from regional theatre to theme park entertainment, Kasey has worked as a Stage Manager and Show Operations Supervisor at Busch Gardens Williamsburg as well as an Entertainment Stage Manager for Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort. Following graduate school, Kasey worked as the Event/Theatre Coordinator for the Office of College Relations at Rosemont College, wrote an adaptation of Miss Julie for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and was an actor with Juniper Productions and ReVamp Theatre Collective, and a teaching artist with Curio Theatre Company. Kasey holds an MA degree in Theatre from Villanova University where she focused on acting, dramaturgy and solo performance culminating in her own full thesis solo show, Be(lie)ve, that depicts the controversy between the documentary film Blackfish and Seaworld Parks and Entertainment.






Chris Szczepanski

INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

Christopher is a theatre director and performer based in London. He is interested in many theatre genres including solo performance, classical, physical, and immersive theatre. Currently, he studies MA Arts Management with interest in leadership, fundraising, marketing as well as audience development for performing arts organisations. He graduated BA Theatre Arts at Middlesex University. In 2015 he trained in acting with Dorota Zięciowska and Zbigniew Kaleta in Krakow, Poland.









Marek Probosz

LA Programing Film Director

Marek Probosz is an international theatre, film, and television actor, who also writes and directs for theatre and film. Probosz’s stage credits include the role of Odysseus opposite award‑winning British actor Henry Goodman in “Philoktetes” at the Getty Villa in Malibu. He wrote, directed and starred in the original Odyssey Theater production of “AUM or Tormenting of Actors.” Probosz’s theatrical adaptation of Wilde’s “Salome,” which he wrote, directed and starred in, was cited by the Czech National Critics Poll as the No. 2 artistic event of 1986. Probosz has more than 50 starring roles to his credit. His film and television career spans roles in Polish, Czech, German, French, Italian and U.S. productions and co-productions. In the United States, he most recently guest‑starred on CBS’ “Scorpion.” He also had guest‑starring roles on ABC’s “Scandal,” CBS’ “Numbers,” NBC’s “JAG” and USA’s “Monk.” He received impressive reviews from The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety for his portrayal of Roman Polanski in the CBS miniseries “Helter Skelter.” Probosz teaches in the UCLA Department of Television, Film and Theater, and has taught at the Warsaw Theater Academy and Emerson College in Los Angeles. He has also given lectures on screenwriting at international film events and has been a distinguished jury member at film festivals throughout Europe, including the Moscow International Film Festival and the International Theater and Film Festivals in the Russian cities of Blagoveshchensk, Kazan, and Tomsk.






Wendy Lane Bailey

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Wendy Lane Bailey is a singer, actor, writer, director, producer, and arts educator whose performances in venues across the country have earned critical praise for versatility and sophistication. She has appeared as a guest artist on several recordings, including those of Leslie Gore and Susan Egan. Her debut solo recording, Breathing, was produced by Michele Brourman.In addition, she is the founder the Washington, DC Area Cabaret Network and was the Associate Director of the Cabaret Conference at Yale University. She served on the board of Pioneer Productions, for whom she produced and directed plays and oversaw the company’s Social Media outreach and education programs. She is currently collaborating with Michele Brourman on “Hot Coffee, Mississippi”, a multimedia solo theatre piece with music, and has returned to the recording studio to create an album based on that project. www.wendylanebailey.com.






Robert Monegan

FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATOR

Artist, Writer, Director. Residing in New York City, Robert Monegan has produced and directed his Glam Divas comic art (www.glamdivas.net) for stage, film, and gallery exhibitions. Recently wrote/directed/produced two film shorts, The Eyes Of The World (about a janitor finding instant fame in 1920s Hollywood) and Double A (about two rival actors clashing at an audition), which are currently in film festivals. He plans to produce/direct his play, Defiantly Fabulous (a gay/comedic twist on the classic 1958 film, “The Defiant Ones”) in 2021.









Donald Molosi

PROJECT ADVISOR

Donald Molosi is an award-winning actor in film and theatre based in London. Molosi has written and performed original solo shows off-Broadway to great critical acclaim. When he premiered his 2010 show called Today It’s Me, Molosi made history as the first person from Botswana to perform in New York City’s prestigious Theatre District. He followed it up with Blue, Black and White in 2011 which won him the Best Actor Award at Dialogue One Festival and the Best Solo Award at United Solo. In 2016 Molosi published his off-Broadway plays in a collection called We Are All Blue which won the African Authors Award in the Best Narrative Category and is currently taught in universities around the world. To commemorate his 21-year career in theatre, in 2022 Molosi will debut his drag queen alter-ego called Dumêla Fella in London’s West End. Dumêla Fella is the first mainstream drag queen from Botswana. Molosi’s film credits include A United Kingdom, opposite Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike, the award-winning 2064 and the upcoming Boy Boy filmed in London and Gaborone. Molosi holds an MA in Creative Writing from Brunel University London, MA in Theatre and Performance Studies (University of California, Santa Barbara), a BA in Theatre and Political Science from Williams College. He trained in Classical Acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). 






Michael Medvedev


DIGITAL SYSTEMS COORDINATOR