At the United Solo Gala held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Theatre Row in New York many artists were recognized with awards for their achievements in the art of solo performance. On behalf of the United Solo Academy, Omar Sangare, the Artistic Director of the festival, presented the United Solo Special Award to Michael Moore for his show, “The Terms of My Surrender.”
During its ten-week run, the United Solo Festival offered 120 stage productions representing six continents. Nearly 60 shows sold out, and were presented several times due to popular demand. This past season, the festival presented productions created by new talents and show business veterans, including Oscar winner Milton Justice and Emmy winner Bill Oberst Jr.
Through its mission, United Solo continues to share local and international talents, discover original stories, connect artists with their audiences, exchange diverse perspectives, foster a dialogue for change, entertain, and now, educate through its newly developed professional training program led by distinguished artists and cultural icons.
Artists and companies interested in being presented at The United Solo Festival at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York in 2018 are now welcome to submit their applications. Instructions can be found online at www.unitedsolo.org