United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, opens its door to the new season this year. The festival will run from October 3 until November 20 at Theatre Row in the heart of New York City theatre district. The full lineup of shows is featured at the festival's website: http://www.unitedsolo.org.
Several shows making their New York premiere come to the festival having already garnered numerous awards. Kathryn Taylor Smith's "A Mile in My Shoes," directed by Zadia Ife, was awarded an NAACP Theatre Award for Best One Person Show, and the Festival Favorite Award at the Atlanta Black Theatre Awards. While Raoul Bhaneja's "Hamlet (Solo)" has already been performed in twenty-five cities in the US and Canada and has taken home the Montreal English Critic's Circle Award for Best Visiting Production. Golfer Chris Fuller's show "Cheese Fries & Froot Loops" was directed by renowned director Mark S. Graham and produced by Drama Desk Awards
Executive Producer Robert R. Blume: "Last year was our comeback from COVID. This year is a year of growth for us," says Sangare. "It's not just that we have more shows in 2022 it's that we have an incredibly diverse group of artists. We have shows from Israel, Turkey, France, the United Kingdom and from all over the US. Some are funny, some are tragic, some are modern updates of classic plays, some are experimental, all are worth seeing. United Solo continues to connect artists and audiences in this new and exciting time for solo theatre."