Along side this yr’s 13th annual United Solo Pageant – the world’s largest solo theater competition, now enjoying at Theatre Row by way of November 20 – the NYC-based firm has introduced the nominees for its 2022 Particular Award, which honors excellent solo artists who carried out their exhibits exterior of the Pageant and have furthered the artwork by reminding audiences of the immense energy of a singular performer and the chances of solo storytelling.
Chosen by the United Solo Academy (comprised of previous recipients and others, by invitation solely, who’re inspiring or supportive of the Pageant), the 2022 nominees are:
Kathleen Chalfant in The Yr of Magical Considering;
Melissa Etheridge in My Window – A Journey By Life;
Douglas McGrath in The whole lot’s High quality;
Dael Orlandersmith in Till the Flood;
Chazz Palminteri in A Bronx Story;
David Strathairn in Bear in mind This: The Lesson of Jan Karski;
Cecily Robust in The Seek for Clever Life within the Universe;
and Kathleen Turner in Discovering My Voice.
The winner of the 2022 Particular Award will likely be introduced on the United Solo Gala on November 20, beginning at 7 pm, at Theatre Row, and can be part of such illustrious previous honorees as Anna Deavere Smith (2010), Patti LuPone (2011), John Leguizamo (2012), Fiona Shaw (2013), Billy Crystal (2014), James Lecesne (2015), Staceyann Chin in collaboration with Cynthia Nixon (2016), Michael Moore (2017), Renée Taylor (2018), Aasif Mandvi (2019), Ian McKellen (2020), and Lee Roy Reams (2021).
Previous the presentation and celebration, the Pageant’s Assistant Inventive Director Wendy-Lane Bailey will carry out She Has Wings – a tribute to fellow artists who uncover their wings and attempt frequently to soar to new heights, whereas taking theatergoers alongside for the trip. Conceived in partnership with, and directed by, Pageant Founder and Inventive Director Omar Sangare, the piece will function music by composer Michele Brourman and pictures by photographer Invoice Westmoreland.
United Solo Pageant performs by way of Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Avenue, NYC. For tickets (priced at $42.50-46.50, plus service charge), go on-line. Everybody should put on a masks contained in the constructing.