The 13th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival

United Solo is back at Theatre Row in New York City!

October 4th through November 20th, 2022

Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

Featuring several dozen shows from across the country and around the globe, the world’s largest solo theatre festival is entering our thirteenth season with a bang!

One performer + One Story + One audience = United Solo

In the culmination of a seven-week run that featured over seventy one-person theatre productions from across the globe, the world’s largest solo theatre festival concluded its thirteenth season at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York on November 20, with this year’s awards gala. On behalf of the United Solo Academy, Dr. Omar Sangare, artistic director of the festival, presented the United Solo Special Award to Dael Orlandersmith for her performance in “Until the Flood.” In her acceptance speech Ms. Orlandersmith said, “I’m more than honored, and very humbled — because I’m looking at the other nominees, and to be in this company I’m in…oh yes! And I’m glad also that you acknowledge this genre of theatre, as many people don’t recognize how hard solo theatre is. Thank you so very much for the work you do!” Dael Orlandersmith will join illustrious honorees of the United Solo Special Award 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), Renée Taylor (2018), Aasif Mandvi (2019), Ian McKellen (2020), and Lee Roy Reams (2021).

The festival is now accepting submissions for its 2023 Spring Season at Theatre Row. Artist and companies can apply at: https://unitedsolo.org/nyc-spring-2023

The full list of award winners at the 2022 United Solo Festival includes:

United Solo Special Award: Dael Orlandersmith in “Until the Flood”

Best Production: “The Shot” performed by Sharon Lawrence
Best One-Man Show: “Love/Love” by Josh Raff

Best One-Woman Show: “La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas” by Shelley Cooper

The United Solo Audience Choice Award: “The Shot” performed by Sharon Lawrence
Best International Show: “The Child Behind the Eyes” performed by Manca Ogorevc
Best Actress: Sharon Lawrence in “The Shot”
Best Actor: Raoul Bhaneja in “Hamlet (solo)”
Best Storyteller: Michael Irvin Pollard in “By The Light”
Best Direction: Gretchen Cryer, “Escape from Daddyland” & “Fingernails in the Side of the Cliff” 

Best Encore: “DISORDERED…” performed by Bella Florence
Best Drama: “RAG HEAD: An American Story” performed by Sundeep Morrison
Best Musical: “Doing Time With Lavinia” performed by Susan Campanaro
Best Comedy: “FURY!” performed by Lauren Bone Noble
Best Physical Theatre: “HOMO AMERICANUS” performed by Paul Cimpoieru
Best Storytelling Show: “Hold On Tight: A Love Story” performed by Meg Flather
Best Autobiographical Show: “Un-M-Othered…” by Liz DeBetta
Best New York Premiere: “Norwid’s Return” performed by Marek Probosz

Best Emerging Actor: Leeth Singhage AKA Shoodie in “GROWTHesque”
Best Emerging Actress: Tami Evans in “Off The Rails”
Best Festival Debut: Kathryn Taylor Smith in “A Mile In My Shoes”
Best Concert: “Fingernails in the Side of the Cliff” performed by Tina deVaron
Best Composer: Lynn Portas, “Doing Time With Lavinia”
Best Song: “She Has Wings” by Michele Brourman & Adryan Russ
Best Lighting Design: Vicky Scott, “The Shot”

 All About Solo Critics’ Award: “Too young to be a widow” by Susana Hornos

*The winner of the 2022 All About Solo Critics’ Award was chosen by the staff writers of www.allaboutsolo.com
**The winner of the Audience Award was chosen in an online poll at United Solo
***Winners are selected by an independent panel of over eighty theatre professionals, including The United Solo Academy Members

 



Jewbana

Starring Susie K. Taylor

October 4, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 17, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


I Babysat Jesus

Starring Mary Elizabeth Barrett

October 5, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


HOLDING COURT

Starring Courtney Scheuerman

October 6, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


ESCAPE FROM DADDYLAND

Starring Steve Wruble

October 6, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 10, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Good Medicine

Starring Richard Grunn

October 7, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Odd Man Out

Starring Peter Tate

October 7, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

Starring Julie Ridge

October 8, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 9, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas

Starring Shelley Cooper

October 8, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Hold On Tight: A Love Story

Starring MEG FLATHER

October 8, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Life Encounters 2

Starring Michelle Felice Hartley

October 9, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Sabra – Mother and Daughter Facing a New Land

Starring Netta Yashchin

October 9, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


AN EVENING OF CARL SANDBURG

Starring Jonathan Gillard Daly

October 11, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Fantastic Mr. S

Starring Edu Diaz

October 12, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets
October 27, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Cheese Fries & Froot Loops

Starring Chris Fuller

October 12, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Fingernails in the Side of the Cliff

Starring Tina deVaron

October 13, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
October 26, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 8, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


(IM)PERFEKT

Starring Jannica Olin

October 14, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


By The Light

Starring Michael IrVin Pollard

October 14, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
October 22, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


DISSOLVE

Starring Emmelia gordon

October 15, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Love/Love

Starring Josh Raff

October 15, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
October 16, 3:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Something Great! My Life in the Belfast Circus

Starring Jennifer Dempsey

October 16, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Love/Love

Starring Josh Raff

October 16, 3:30 PM | Buy Tickets


DISORDERED: a one-white-non-binary-bella show about anorexia, food addiction, & other bullshit, i mean, disorder

Starring Bella Florence

October 16, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
October 19, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Too Big For Her Britches

Starring Lisa Pezik

October 18, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 9, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


DISORDERED: a one-white-non-binary-bella show about anorexia, food addiction, & other bullshit, i mean, disorder

Starring Bella Florence

October 19, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Meatballs and Music

Starring Tom Sweitzer

October 19, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


A Mile in My Shoes

Starring Kathryn Taylor Smith

October 20, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Doing Time with Lavinia

Starring Susan Campanaro

October 21, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 11, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 16, 4:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Confusion

Starring Hank Curry

October 21, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


By The Light

Starring Michael IrVin Pollard

October 22, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Becoming a Woman

Starring Rachel Frost

October 22, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 13, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


PLAY

Starring Boutros El Amari

October 23, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


My Shiksa Boyfriend

Starring Arielle Beth Klein

October 23, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Polar Bears

Starring David Templeton

October 25, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Fingernails in the Side of the Cliff

Starring Tina deVaron

October 26, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 8, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Lies, Anger and Forgiveness

Starring barbara saba

October 26, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


The Azure Sky in Oz

Starring Amanda Ladd

October 26, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 11, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Fantastic Mr. S

Starring Edu Diaz

October 27, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


The Shot

Starring Sharon Lawrence

October 27, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
October 28, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 1, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 2, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


RAG HEAD: An American Story

Starring Sundeep Morrison

October 28, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


BOY VEY

Starring Rachel Kaftan

October 29, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 1, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


One Woman Hamlet: Shake(speare) the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Starring Kate Marie Smith

October 29, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Representation and How To Get It

Starring Elaine Vaan Hogue

October 29, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Thank You For Trying to Make Me A Better Person

Starring Mary Niederkorn

October 30, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 5, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Muse90401

Starring Fadik Atasoy

October 30, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


BOY VEY

Starring Rachel Kaftan

November 1, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


The Shot

Starring Sharon Lawrence

November 1, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 2, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


The Shot

Starring Sharon Lawrence

November 2, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Schmaltzy & Princie: Diary of a Not-So-Great Daddy’s Girl

Starring MaryLee HerRmann

November 2, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


The Lion, the Witch & the Walk-In Closet

Starring Kristy Beauvais

November 2, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Hamlet (Solo)

Starring Raoul Bhaneja

November 3, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


self-made martyr

Starring Hannah Burke

November 4, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Cats, Criminals and Comedians

Starring Christine Ferrera

November 4, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Lady

Starring Teagle Walker

November 5, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


GROWTHesque

Starring Leeth Singhage

November 5, 4:00 PM | Buy Tickets


A Time Traveler’s Guide to the Present

Starring Doug Harvey

November 5, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Thank You For Trying to Make Me A Better Person

Starring Mary Niederkorn

November 5, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Mercedes and Zaruhi

Starring nora armani

November 6, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Fingernails in the Side of the Cliff

Starring Tina deVaron

November 8, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 19, 4:30 PM | Buy Tickets


BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

Starring Julie Ridge

November 9, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Have You Seen This Woman?

Starring Jessie-Anne Kohlman

November 9, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 13, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Too Big For Her Britches

Starring Lisa Pezik

November 9, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


TRAGIC MAGIC A STORY of RECOVERY

Starring Sigute Miller

November 10, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


ESCAPE FROM DADDYLAND

Starring Steve Wruble

November 10, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


The Azure Sky in Oz

Starring Amanda Ladd

November 11, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


HOMO AMERICANUS

Starring Paul Cosma-Cimpoieru

November 11, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Doing Time with Lavinia

Starring Susan Campanaro

November 11, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 16, 4:00 PM | Buy Tickets


The Child Behind the Eyes

Starring Manca Ogorevc

November 12, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Chocoholic

Starring Lilly Dennis

November 12, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


FURY!

Starring Lauren Bone Noble

November 12, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 13, 5:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Becoming a Woman

Starring Rachel Frost

November 13, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Norwid’s Return

Starring MAREK PROBOSZ

November 13, 3:30 PM | Buy Tickets


FURY!

Starring Lauren Bone Noble

November 13, 5:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Have You Seen This Woman?

Starring Jessie-Anne Kohlman

November 13, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


QUEEN OF FISHTOWN

Starring Katierose Enriquez

November 15, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets
November 19, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


This Is It

Starring Tamara Hickey

November 15, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 16, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


This Is It

Starring Tamara Hickey

November 16, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Doing Time with Lavinia

Starring Susan Campanaro

November 16, 4:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Good Jew

Starring Frank Blocker

November 16, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


This is the Plays

Starring Ryan Simmons

November 16, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Too Young to be a Widow

Starring Susana Hornos

November 17, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Jewbana

Starring Susie K. Taylor

November 17, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Un-M-Othered: A Story of Adoption and Patriarchy

Starring Liz DeBetta

November 18, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


The Jackie of All Trades

Starring Sandrell Ross

November 18, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Dried Apricots

Starring Eleonora Saravalle

November 19, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Fingernails in the Side of the Cliff

Starring Tina deVaron

November 19, 4:30 PM | Buy Tickets


QUEEN OF FISHTOWN

Starring Katierose Enriquez

November 19, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets


Off the Rails

Starring Tami Evans

November 18, 1:00 PM | Buy Tickets
November 19, 8:30 PM | Buy Tickets


Out to Pasture

Starring Alison Gilbreath

November 20, 2:00 PM | Buy Tickets


United Solo Festival Closing Gala

November 20, 7:00 PM | Buy Tickets