United Solo Theatre Festival Shines a Spotlight on One-Person Shows

United Solo Theatre Festival Shines a Spotlight on One-Person Shows

The United Solo Theatre Festival kicks off its two-month run this week with Anne Torsiglieri’s “A Train,” a musical comedy about a mother’s journey through autism. Now in its ninth year, the annual festival features dozens of one-person shows from across the country and around the world, performed at Theatre Row.

Other highlights include Jose Sonera’s “Prinze: The One Man Show,” which takes a deep dive into the life and work of legendary stand-up comedian Freddie Prinze, Sr.; Daromie Despinosse’s “Grown Adorable Adult,” which charts the Haitian-American playwright’s personal experiences growing up in the 1990s in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan; Faith Collins’s “Women on the Verge,” which follows five women from one family as they navigate difficult choices in their lives; and Austin Dean Ashford’s “(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of the Odyssey,” a hip-hop musical that blends live music, poetry and commentary on the black experience in America.

Top Image: Jose Sonera in "Prinze: The One Man Show"