FIRSTBORN Heads To United Solo Theatre Festival From Portland, Oregon

FIRSTBORN Heads To United Solo Theatre Festival From Portland, Oregon

Oregon-based writer/performer Gigi Rosenberg is taking her solo show, Firstborn, to New York City, as an official selection of the United Solo Theatre Festival.

She'll be performing Firstborn at the United Solo Theatre Festival on

· Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 pm at

· Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, New York City

· For details visit www.gigirosenberg.com/firstborn

· For a video clip, visit https://vimeo.com/287833738

Earlier versions of this show have been performed to rave reviews at Portland Story Theater, the Fertile Ground Festival of New Work and in the solo performance workshop at the Barrow Group Theatre in New York City taught by Seth Barrish who serves as dramaturg.

"After my parents died, I received a mysterious inheritance which seemed at odds with my very hippy-dippy, artsy family. So, I became a detective and traveled back to the memories of growing up in 1960s New York City to make sense of what had been left behind for me," she said. "While I was writing the story, I was asked by Portland Story Theater to perform and my stories were much funnier on the stage than on the page, which is how the solo show was born."

Firstborn is directed by Lauren Bloom Hanover, with dramaturgy by Seth Barrish. More details about the show can be found at gigirosenberg.com/firstborn.

Tickets can be purchased at http://unitedsolo.org/us/firstborn-2018/.

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

Photo by Chelsea Petrakis.

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