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Omar Sangare, the founder of United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, has been honored by nytheatre.com as one of their People of the Year for 2012. Every year since 2004, nytheatre.com has honored fifteen theatre artists and companies who have made particularly exciting, noteworthy, and outstanding contributions to the New York theatre scene.

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➔ The Villager

Nominations for the award are made by nytheatre.com’s reviewers, and final selections are made by its Board. The People of the Year are playwrights, actors, directors, producers, and other theatre artists who have distinguished themselves in both their creative work and in their positive impact on the broader theatre community. When it went online in 1997, nytheatre.com was one of the first theatre information and review websites on the Internet. As the leading nonprofit web resource for NYC theatre, nytheatre.com’s purpose is to highlight the work of thousands of theatre practitioners who make groundbreaking and foundational art in New York City.

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, concluded its third annual season with a closing ceremony held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Theatre ROW on 42nd Street in New York City. Local and international performers, special guests, and festival team members gathered to celebrate the one hundred solo productions that were offered this fall. The awards were presented by ALLAN CORDUNER, a British actor internationally acclaimed for his role in the Oscar‑winning film “Topsy‑Turvy.”

 

 

During its six-week run, the festival sold out thirty-four shows and attracted widespread media interest. Distinguished guests included Oscar nominee John Guare, who opened the festival with his remarks, Golden Globe Award winner and Oscar nominee Marsha Mason, Primetime Emmy and Tony Award winner Cherry Jones, Stella Adler Studio instructors Joanne Edelmann and Alice Saltzman, renowned writer and actor Taylor Negron, and Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch members Regina Advento, Pablo Aran Gimeno, Daphnis Kokkinos, and Jorge Puerta Armenta.

United Solo will continue to build a community of people drawn to solo performance and to welcome local and international productions alike.

 


©2017 Omar Sangare