United Solo 2015
BRIGHT SWORDS by Rick Creese
A one-man show that tells the true story of Ira Aldridge, the African-American actor who in 1825 fled racial hatred in New York, became a star of the European stage, inspired the abolition of slavery in the British Empire, and came to represent the causes of oppressed people across Europe.
DORA AND ME / YO SOY DORA by Rick Creese
A Latina actress in modern-day Los Angeles tries to follow in the footsteps of the notorious 18th-century figure Dora Jordan—beloved comedienne, mother of fourteen children, and live-in girlfriend to the future King of England.
IT'S ABOUT TIME by Steve Belanger
From the moment of his inopportune birth, through his extraordinarily awkward adolescent phase, to a series of disastrous jobs (including a comically, calamitous career at the world's most notorious magazine), Steve has survived.
KASPAR HAUSER: THE OPEN SECRET OF THE FOUNDLING PRINCE by Glen Williamson
A boy, locked in the dark alone for years, appeared on the streets of Nuremburg in 1828, barely able to stand, walk or speak. A true story and a supernatural journey through darkness to light.
LOUISE IN CHARLESTOWN by Penny Jackson
Twelve year old Patty, who lives in a segregated Irish Catholic community in Boston in the 1980s, has a new best friend from Jamaica and quickly learns how racism and hatred can destroy families and lives.
SMOKER by Bob Brader
Award-Winning monologist Bob Brader realizes all the complex connections he has through smoking: how it helped him through a turbulent childhood and loveless relationships, how it created jobs and opportunities and community, and one particular connection too precious to let go.
THE GOOD ADOPTEE by Suzanne Bachner
Award-winning playwright Suzanne Bachner’s true story of the search for her birth parents in the face of New York State’s sealed records - once she opens Pandora’s Box, can she find a way to integrate her dual identities and still remain the Good Adoptee?
Outstanding scripts from the 6th annual edition of this event, which is the largest festival of solo performance in the world.