Juana in a Million is a solo show that tells the stories of immigrants to the United Kingdom, written and performed by Vicky Araico Casas. Take a look at the YouTube channel for the show here: Juana In a Million on YouTube and you can follow the show on Twitter: @juanainamillion
Here’s a lovely trailer:
Maya Lilly is an actress, playwright – and now the Artistic Director and Founder of the Act Out theatre company, bringing performances of thought-provoking and socially-relevant plays to young audiences across the country. I had the chance to see her show Mixed in Los Angeles (twice!), and if it plays in your area I highly recommend you see it. Take a look at their website www.ActOutPlay.com and the variety of theater experiences they are offering. Let us know if you’ve had the chance to see any of their shows; we’d love to hear what you think. We hope seeing them will motivate you to tell your story!
The 5th annual UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL
September 18 – November 23, 2014
UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. Through a variety of one-person shows, the Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual. Productions are selected from openly solicited submissions and presented at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Renowned solo performers as well as new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, drama: tragedy or comedy). The artists benefit from being presented by United Solo, a company made up of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Theatre companies are given the opportunity to reach out to the industry, generate income from ticket sales from up to eight performances at the Festival, and receive media attention through previews, profiles, and reviews. Shows are also considered for participation in the exclusive United Solo showcase in Europe, as well as for script publication and other honors at the Festival. Submissions open early in the calendar year, and selected participants are announced in spring.
Official website: http://unitedsolo.org/us/ufest/
From the All For One website:
The All For One Theater Festival is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of solo performance. The annual Festival takes place in New York City and offers extraordinary solo theater, workshops and panels to increase awareness and appreciation of the form. After the Festival, the organization works year around to book AFO shows in order to create sustainable opportunities for solo artists and teachers. AFO also works to create opportunities in education and community engagement for all solo artists. – See more at: http://www.afofest.org/about/#sthash.UC2A5mAN.dpuf