UNCONVENTIONALLY INTIMATE Leaves The Living Room To Perform At United Solo Festival
Unconventionally Intimate, usually performed in living rooms, will receive a new staging for the United Solo Festival on Saturday,
October 6th at 2:00 pm at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in midtown Manhattan. Tickets are $45.
Alex is a fearless woman who loves falling in love. And she's done a lot of it. With men, with women, with men and women. On land, in the Hudson, and at a sex club in Berlin. Unconventionally Intimate is the startlingly honest telling of her experiences discovering what was possible when she threw traditional expectations out the window. Unconventionally Intimate has been performing in apartments and artist lofts throughout NYC since 2017. For this performance, the show will get a new staging for the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row.
"One thing that is really exciting about this show is that it kind of rejects form" said Director Brooke M. Haney. "When we were workshopping it, we didn't know what to call it: Stand up? Storytelling? Ted Talkesque? It didn't seem to be any one thing. But what we kept hearing from the audience was that they couldn't stop talking about it. And they were returning, time and again, bringing their friends and lovers and co-workers. So we decided that the label wasn't important." "Every time I meet audience members after a show, I am blown away by their comments, especially those from women" said Playwright/Performer LaPlante. "They talk about the shame they experience around their sexuality, and many will start telling intimate anecdotes about their past and present lovers before I can even ask. Some are hilarious. Some are heartbreaking. All of them leave me proud and humbled that my stories empower women to start sharing their own." Following the performance, there will be a meetup at a local bar, to be announced, for the audience to mingle.
UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL is an annual international festival for solo performances held at the Theatre Row in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street, currently in its 9th season. Fiona Shaw called United Solo "the mecca of the solo shows in the world." Over 130 participants from six continents will present their shows every day from September 13 until November 18, 2018. Numerous performances are already sold out. Through its mission, United Solo presents renowned artists as well as new talents, discovers original stories, connects artists with their audiences, exchanges diverse perspectives, fosters a dialogue for change, entertains, and now also educates through its professional training program led by distinguished artists and cultural icons. Artists and companies interested in being presented at The United Solo Festival in 2019 are now welcome to submit their applications online at www.unitedsolo.org/submit