United Solo Festival Award Winners Include Seven Indie Theater Now Artists

November 25, 2013

Last night, Rochelle and I had the pleasure of being among the presenters at the 4th annual United Solo Festival awards ceremony. (Indie Theater Now playwrights Suzanne Bachner, Bob Brader, Rory Lance, and Donald Molosi were also presenters, along with festival artistic director Omar Sangare.) The complete list of recipients is at the United Solo website. Among the many deserving artists were seven Indie Theater Now playwrights:

Indie Theater Now has collaborated with Omar and United Solo to produce the 2010-11 United Solo collection and the 2012 United Solo collection, which together contain 31 outstanding scripts that have been featured in the festival. Next month we will be announcing the plays to be included in the 2013 collection!





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