United Solo 2012

CRY OF THE MOUNTAIN by Adelind Horan

Twelve verbatim monologues about mountaintop removal transcrbed from interviews conducted by the actor in the mountains of Appalachia.

DEATH IN VENICE IN FIRST PERSON by Rory Lance

A new one-person adaptation of Thomas Mann's classic tale of Aschenbach's summer holiday and how it quickly becomes a journey of self-discovery and an exploration of the very depths of loneliness and obsession.

EMERGENCY A LA CARTE by Nancy Redman

A comedian dies and finds that death is her toughest audience.

LINDA LOVELY GOES TO BROADWAY by Ann Morrison

Broadway veteran Ann Morrison finds profound truth and beauty in her friend and colleague Linda, a highly creative woman with Down syndrome, who teaches deep lessons with simplicity and love.

MOTSWANA: AFRICA, DREAM AGAIN by Donald Molosi

A dynamic meditation on African identity on the African continent.

MY ONGOING PROBLEMS WITH KINDNESS: CONFESSIONS OF MOGO GIRL by Zoe Weil

Personal stories about writer/performer Zoe Weil's life as a humane educator and her challenges living according to the MOGO (most good) principle to do the most good and the least harm to herself, other people, animals, and the environment.

ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF EVERYTHING by Tim Collins

A desperate anger management counselor expounds the wisdom of The Dog Whisperer while Frodo and Hitler wage war on a Starbuck's condiment bar; six conflicted characters grapple with the vicissitudes of contemporary masculinity.

PREPARATION HEX by Bob Brader

Love is not the only ring of fire. This hemorrhoid tale and love story is monologist Bob Brader’s comic odyssey to get the girl and live to love her.

SNAKES I HAVE KNOWN by Molly Montgomery

There are all kinds of snakes in Molly’s life. Some of them are reptiles; most of them are Texans. From DFW to JFK, this is her story.

THE ECHOES OFF THE WALL UNDERGROUND ARE LOUDER THAN YOUR FOOTSTEPS ABOVE ME by Anthony Nikolchev

A man, salesman, an Orpheus of Dostoevsky’s creation and Witkacy’s nightmare, selling what people don’t need in a time when people have nothing until the unbearable happens, taking the audience through a schizophrenic waltz on the precipice of the recession.

THE METAMORPHOSIS by J.B. Alexander

A struggling writer is transformed into Franz Kafka.

TREVOR'S FIRE by Ann Morrison

Trevor, a magnificent seven year old labeled with ADHD streaks through a world that asks him to be “normal” until a stranger sees his fire as an extraordinary gift.

Outstanding plays from the annual festival of solo performance