United Solo 2013

7TH AND 11TH DIMENSIONS by Brian Luna

One man’s tale of poverty, shame, and self-discovery as seen from the bottom of a Slurpee cup.

A FALLOPIAN FAIRY TALE by Marisa Marquez

Maligaya is on a mission to take the pink out of Princess and put it back in the pussy. With her pitch for a Disney-meets-Girls children's book at stake, stories from her life expose a less charming reality.

BENEATH MY FATHER'S SKY by Zara Phillips

After her adoptive mother dies and she's left to care for an adoptive father who was never there for her, Zara takes a dream-like journey that brings her face-to-face with the biological father she's always longed to know and the sister who was never born.

DEAR PRUDENCE by Cindy Wolfe Boynton

The courageous story of little-known civil and women's rights activist Prudence Crandall, a white woman who three decades before the start of the Civil War opened the first school in New England for African-American girls and created the first integrated school in America.

DIVA by S.P. Monahan

Moments before execution, Desmond Channing, a dethroned high school drama queen/murderer, sees his life flash before his eyes as a cabaret act.

ERIC(A) by Plan-B Theatre Company

Eric used to be Erica...and this is the story of when he fell for a woman for the first time.

HAZARDS by Mina Samuels

Part clown, part Freud, with a dash of existentialism—a spoken word performance piece in the absurdist tradition.

HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL TEACHER by Michele Miller

A theatrical mockumentary that explores the reality of teaching through the eyes of Ms. M, an ‘unbreakable’ teacher…or is that what she puts on for the cameras?

I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT SONGS by Pippa White

In this cabaret play, lyricist Dorothy Fields shares 28 of her greatest songs, gives suggestions as to how to write a great song, tells how a woman can survive in a field dominated by men, and talks about her fascinating fifty year career writing for Broadway and Hollywood.

JUANA IN A MILLION by Vicky Araico Casas and Nir Paldi

The quest of an illegal immigrant to find a place where she can truly exist.

KISS YOUR BRUTAL HANDS by Jim Shankman

Two Jewish men from opposite ends of life, who turn out to be intimately connected, struggle with earthly and spiritual crises.

LEADING MEN by Blake Walton

One man’s evolution into his true manhood as he understands and admires his own father when he becomes a father himself.

LIFE, AUDITED by Steven W. Mize

A true David & Goliath story of self-discovery, while one average man defends himself against the IRS, told through receipts, anxiety, diet soda...and a hint of creativity. En route, he audits his life, and comes face to face with his own inner dilemma.

MAGDALEN by Erin Layton

Long silenced voices are unveiled in this one woman play about the concealed lives hidden behind convent walls where unwed mothers, prostitutes and flirts are told they can "wash away their sins" in commercial laundries run by nuns.

MICA'S SKIN by Ana Asensio, Paloma Bravo and Jean Randich

Childless, single and just fired two days after her mother’s death, Mica faces the mirror with humor, wit and the ability to portray a generation caught off guard by the crisis while they were texting.

MICHAEL'S DAUGHTER by Ciera Payton

Ciera's paper-trail relationship with her incarcerated father.

PREACHER MAN by Jesse LaVercombe

A man tied to an electric chair tells his audience what it feels like to lead a fulfilled life.

PUSSY by Maura Halloran

A lesbian couple whose love is on the rocks, their overly "curious" landlady and their cat… this love triangle is starting to get crowded.

SOLEMN MOCKERIES by Rick Creese

"Solemn Mockeries" tells the true story of William-Henry Ireland, the teenager who tried to win his father's love by forging "Shakespearean" papers including a tragedy called VORTIGERN. And when the forged play is staged at Drury Lane with the finest actors of the day, what could possibly go wrong?"

THE BARK & THE TREE by Vivian Nesbitt

With moments of discovery and surrender juxtaposing against the frequently laugh-out-loud comedy of human nature, this one-woman play is about connection and transformation.

THE PINK UNICORN by Elise Forier Edie

A Christian widow must choose sides in her conservative Texas town, after her teenage daughter announces she is "gender queer" and starting a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance at the local high school.

THE STUPID ECONOMY by Robert Lynn

Through the stories of seven women from all heights on the economic ladder, this hilarious show gets to the heart of the matter of what’s ailing our country, and touches on everything from the college experience to racism, refinancing, repossessions, politicians and magic dogs.

TODAY IT'S ME by Donald Molosi

This play chronicles a slice in the life of Uganda’s biggest musical superstar of the 1980’s: his musicology and AIDS activism.

WORD PAINTING: SOLILOQUIES AROUND AN EASEL by Ann Morrison

A woman inspired by her own experience of life modeling, takes a profound look at her late mother, an artist and true "Renaissance Woman," through the personalities around an art easel: the Model, the Student-Artist, the Critic and the Art itself, leading her audience through a deeply poetic, lyrical dance.

Outstanding new plays from the 4th annual United Solo Festival, which is the largest solo performance event in the world; featuring monodrama, comedy, musicals, and experimental performance.