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Omar Sangare

 
Bio:
Omar Sangare was born and raised in Poland, and graduated from the Theater Academy in Warsaw, where he studied with the Oscar winning director, Andrzej Wajda. In 1994 he was awarded a scholarship to The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. While there, he worked with Derek Jacobi, Alan ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Omar Sangare was born and raised in Poland, and graduated from the Theater Academy in Warsaw, where he studied with the Oscar winning director, Andrzej Wajda. In 1994 he was awarded a scholarship to The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. While there, he worked with Derek Jacobi, Alan ... (read complete bio)
 

Omar Sangare Biography

Omar Sangare was born and raised in Poland, and graduated from the Theater Academy in Warsaw, where he studied with the Oscar winning director, Andrzej Wajda. In 1994 he was awarded a scholarship to The British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. While there, he worked with Derek Jacobi, Alan Rickman, Michael Kahn, and Jeremy Irons. In 2006, Omar Sangare received Ph.D. degree from the Theater Academy in Warsaw. Dr. Sangare taught at UCLA, UCSB, UCSD, Westmont College, and LAMDA. Currently, he teaches in Department of Theatre at Williams College. In 2007, he became founder and curator of Dialogue ONE, International Theatre Festival for solo performances at Williamstheatre. He is also a founder and artistic director of United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre ROW in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street.

He holds many film, television, and radio credits. In 1998 he wrote and directed Language for Advanced, a TV show which was made for TVP1 Public Television Channel in Poland. In 1999 he wrote and directed the one-woman drama, Juliet which was performed by American actress Deborah Latz at The Red Room Theater in New York City. He was the writer, producer, and lead character in a TV comedy series Black Room which was presented by the Polish TV Polsat. Among his famous roles in theatre are Paul in John Guare’s, Six Degrees Of Separation, Horatio in Hamlet, and Abad in Que West by Koltes. In 2002, acclaimed by the press for his lead part in the Arena Players Repertory Theater production of Othello. Writing in The New York Times, Barbara Delatiner said, “Omar Sangare was born to play Othello.” For his one-man drama, True Theater Critic, he was voted The Best in Acting by The New York International Fringe Festival in 1997. The same year he was invited to The Jerzy Grotowski Theater in Wroclaw, Poland, where he won four prizes at The Theater Festival. True Theater Critic was presented in Poland, Canada, England, Ukraine, Germany, and the United States. Most recently the one-man drama received the Best Performance Award at the San Francisco Fringe Festival.

Through many years he became a well-known person in Poland. His published literary work includes two books of poetry: Postscriptum and Landscape of the Soul, collections of short stories titled Tales for Old Horse, Tales for Black Sheep, and Tales for Decent Man as well as many essays and articles for various magazines and newspapers in Poland. Touring with major American writers such as Robert Pinsky and Susan Sontag, he promoted his Polish writing in the United States. In 2003, he released his first album, ON. He also recorded Polish Christmas Carols for television TVP1 in Poland. Recently he published Othello. Pale from Envy, his doctoral thesis on Shakespeare’s Othello.

Dr. Omar Sangare was born to present his talents internationally through a thriving career as an actor, director, writer, producer, educator, and philanthropist. In 2009 he received the Red Cross Diploma for his charity service and contributions over the years.




Omar Sangare News

United Solo Extends Submission Deadline For 2022 Festival Photo United Solo Extends Submission Deadline For 2022 Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2022

Due to popular demand, The United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo performance festival in the world, is extending open submissions for the 2022 Annual United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row Theatres in New York City. Interested artists now have until February 1st to submit their solo pieces for consideration for next fall's festival.

United Solo Closes 2021 Season With Grand Awards Gala Photo United Solo Closes 2021 Season With Grand Awards Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2021

Following a month-long run that featured several dozen one-person theatre productions from across the globe, United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, concluded its twelfth season at Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York by presenting this year's awards at the United Solo Closing Gala.

United Solo Special Event Celebrates Return To Their Audience Photo United Solo Special Event Celebrates Return To Their Audience
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2021

In celebration of United Solo Theatre Festival's return to its resident stage/home at Theatre Row in New York's theatre district, Omar Sangare, the Festival's founder and artistic director, joined forces with actor and singer Wendy-Lane Bailey to create “Five Minutes: Snapshots in Time”. The solo piece premieres Sunday, November 14th at 7:00 PM.

United Solo Theatre Festival to Return to New York This Month Photo United Solo Theatre Festival to Return to New York This Month
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 12, 2021

United Solo, the world’s largest solo theatre festival, will launch its new season at Theatre Row with a full slate of productions from across the globe.

United Solo Announces Open Submissions For Annual New York Festival and Its New Virtu Photo United Solo Announces Open Submissions For Annual New York Festival and Its New Virtual Streaming Platform
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021

After a year of trying times, United Solo will be returning to its home at Theatre Row in New York City as theaters across the United States begin to reopen and welcome their audiences back. Plus, United Solo introduced a new virtual streaming platform, giving performers and audiences alike the opportunity to view a collection of solo pieces from anywhere in the world.

Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Recipients of Commissioning Programs Photo Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces Recipients of Commissioning Programs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2021

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced the recipient of the 2021 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award and the 2022 Jay Harris Commission, as well as recipients of 2021 WTF Commissions through WTF’s Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program.

United Solo to Present Liba Vaynberg's QUEEN'S QUEST Photo United Solo to Present Liba Vaynberg's QUEEN'S QUEST
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021

Vaynberg's new solo piece is presented to benefit United Solo following its first reading with 14th Street Y and Downtown Jewish Life's TIKKUN: Into the Night. This piece has been developed and directed by Natasha Warner.

United Solo Announces Ian McKellen as the Winner of the 2020 United Solo Special Awar Photo United Solo Announces Ian McKellen as the Winner of the 2020 United Solo Special Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2020

United Solo named Sir Ian McKellen as the winner of the 2020 United Solo Special Award. McKellen was awarded for his solo performance, “Ian McKellen on Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare and You!”, which toured across the United Kingdom last year before coming to London’s West End for a limited run.

2020 United Solo Special Award Nominations Announced Photo 2020 United Solo Special Award Nominations Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 24, 2020

The United Solo Theatre Festival, the world’s largest solo performance festival, has announced their nominees for the 2020 United Solo Special Award: Laura Linney, Bellina Logan, Sir Ian McKellen, and Andrew Scott for their outstanding solo productions.

Laura Linney, Ian McKellen, Andrew Scott and Bellina Logan Nominated for 2020 United  Photo Laura Linney, Ian McKellen, Andrew Scott and Bellina Logan Nominated for 2020 United Solo Special Award
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 23, 2020

My Name Is Lucy Barton star Laura Linney, acclaimed performer Bellina Logan, acting legend Sir Ian McKellen, and Fleabag star Andrew Scott are among the nominees for the The United Solo Theatre Festival's 2020 United Solo Special Award.

Omar Sangare Videos

After Its 10th Anniversary Season, United Solo Extends Its Reach To The West End In L VideoAfter Its 10th Anniversary Season, United Solo Extends Its Reach To The West End In London
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2019

The United Solo Theatre Festival, the largest solo performance festival in the world, just wrapped up its 10th anniversary season. This fall, in the heart of New York's theatre district at Theatre Row, United Solo hosted over 120 productions with performers from six continents. It was an exciting season that welcomed new and returning shows. Several shows were featured in the a?oeBest Ofa?? category, which presented returning shows from United Solo's first decade. With the conclusion of this year's festival, it was announced at the annual closing gala that, in addition to its regular season in New York City, United Solo will set its sights on a brand-new location: London.