United Solo: Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias by Oscar Emmanuel Fabela

Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias
Theatre Row | New York City | October 25th, 2019 | 7:30PM

The World Premiere of Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias, written and performed by Oscar Emmanuel Fabela, is headed the largest Solo Performance Festival in the world: The United Solo Festival in New York City, celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Set at the peak of the Spanish Inquisition, Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias takes us to 16th Century Madrid: a world led by misogynistic patriarchy in which the one-sided view of religion and state ruled the world with fear tactics in attempts to cleanse the population.

Don Carlos was future king of Spain after the most powerful king of Spain, King Phillip II, but his physical deformities and personality anomalies deemed him unfit to rule in a Patriotic and Puritan Spaniard’s eye. Among the deformities, were weak hands, a light step, outrageous temper, and sexual deviancy. Don Carlos was seen as different and therefore immoral, thus the Royal Court would stop at nothing to ensure that Don Carlos never ruled the mighty, clean, and pure kingdom of Spain. Even his father, King Phillip II, would go to extremes including
marrying Carlos’ promised wife-to-be, Isabel of Valois. Will Don Carlos fight for his right to live, or succumb to erasure?

Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias will have its World Premiere on October 25th, 2019 at 7:30pm at Theatre Row / Studio Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. New York, NY 10036. Subways A/C/E to 42nd St. Tickets are $40 and are available at http://www.unitedsolo.org/us/2019-doncarlos/ or by calling Ticketmaster at 212-239-6200. This production is Directed by Sylvia Cervantes Blush with Stage Management and Lighting Design by Rachel Zimmerman. instagram.com/doncarlosprinceofasturias/ | facebook.com/DonCarlosPOA | http://www.oscarfabela.com

Oscar Emmanuel Fabela (Writer/Performer) is a Mexican-American Actor and Writer raised in South Texas, and a
proud Scholar of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. A recent Graduate of UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television, and The British American Drama Academy at University of Oxford, he was awarded the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes Acting Fellowship. After working with Francis Ford Coppola on his latest project Distant Vision, Oscar has served as an Actor and/or Writer for theater companies such as The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Anne Bogart’s SITI Company, A Noise Within Theater in Pasadena, and the Grotowski Institute in Wrocław, Poland.

Sylvia Cervantes Blush (Director) is a Mexican-American theater artist from Bell Gardens, CA and a first gen Master of Fine Arts, Director of Theater. Her artistic journey began as a dancer, doubled as an actor, and now uses those two passions to inform her creative visions as a director. With the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, she has directed a staged reading of The Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre for the Latinx Play Project and was assistant
director to Marcela Lorca on The Count of Monte Cristo. As a Mellon Fellow she served her residency during the 2014 Encuentro Festival at The Los Angeles Theatre Center. She was an assistant director and choreographer on El Largo Camino de Hoy/The Long Road Today: a play inspired by and for the residents of Santa Ana for South Coast Repertory. In 2017, she spearheaded the Latinx Theater Comunión at UCLA, a student run organization exploring the works by classical and contemporary Latinx writers. Directing credits include: Medea, Tanya Saracho’s Mala Hierba, Electricidad by Luis Alfaro, The Vagina Monologues, Cowboy Mouth, Bill’s Shorts One and Two, Grease and Once Upon A Mattress. Last summer she co-directed Women and Servants by Lope de Vega for LA Escena: Los
Angeles Hispanic Classical Theater Festival. Sylvia is an Associate Member with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

United Solo: Digging in Their Heels by Sally Perkins

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with
Digging In Their Heels
The Story of Women’s Suffrage Told In A Way You’ll Never Forget!
October 17, 7:30 p.m. at Theatre Row

“I’ve always enjoyed Sally Perkins’ storytelling, but this year she outdid herself. I laughed. I clapped. I cheered.
The audience gave her a standing ovation. Who thought the history of women’s suffrage could be so
entertaining? This is a story with a twist.” – Indy Fringe Reviews

Sally’s energetic storytelling talent makes an old history lesson thoroughly enjoyable, funny, inspiring & relevant
for today. A story ALL Americans need to hear!” — IN Sec. of State Connie Lawson

Celebrate the 19th Amendment with Sally Perkins’ one-woman show Digging In Their Heels: An Energized, Eye-Opening Story of Women’s Battle for the Vote on October 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m. as part of NYC’s 2019 United Solo Theatre Festival.

If Susan B. Anthony and her pals had i-Phones, Twitter, and Uber drivers, maybe it wouldn’t have taken 72 years to win the vote. Maybe. Sally Perkins imagines the suffragists with modern technology as she takes her audiences through the 72-year journey in this interactive, hilarious, and poignant story,
revealing the suffragists’ struggles, strategies, racism, and endurance. History told like you never heard
it in school! Audiences across the country are raving. Appropriate for ages 15 and up. Running time: 60
minutes.

For more information and tickets, go to: http://unitedsolo.org/us/2019-digging/

Dr. Sally Perkins is a professional storyteller, speaker, & professor. She travels the country speaking, training, and performing stories of all sorts: historical, wisdom, personal . . . even ghoulish. She’s been a featured performer at three Indy Fringe Festivals, the Indianapolis Spirit & Place Festival, the TN
Haunting In The Hills festival, and the National Storytelling Network Conference. Digging In Their Heels was a top-selling show at the 2018 Indy Fringe Theatre Festival.

United Solo: BLINDSIDED by Jeannette Rizzi

“Jeannette’s passion for suicide prevention is amazing; her drive and determination are unrelenting. The only way to stop
suicide is to talk about suicide. We are happy and honored to continue to support her in our joint effort to bring suicide
out of the shadows.” – Wendy Brant, President, Friends of the Crisis Center

Born to a nun and a monk in the small town of Alachua, Florida, Jeannette was always a standout kid…and also one who stood alone. Until she met her best friend Katie, who, tragically, at the age of 16, took her own life.

Blindsided is a raw personal journey filled with humor and insight that focuses on how Rizzi – at the age of 17 – sees her life dive into a tailspin after the suicide of her best friend. Rizzi struggles to find her spiritual and emotional compass, while facing off against her debilitating anxiety and depression. Thus, began Jeannette’s battle to sink or swim, or – in her case – live or die.

For tickets and more info, please go to http://www.unitedsolo.org/us/2019-blindsided. Short videos of the show can be viewed at http://www.jeannetterizzi.com/videos. High res photos and captions available at http://www.imgur.com/a/XZIkvUU. Running time: 80 minutes.

JEANNETTE RIZZI (writer/performer) found her calling in comedy at the age of 23, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her dream. Inspired by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg and yes, even Cher, Jeannette started hitting comedy stages in earnest, eventually finding success beyond LA. She snagged accolades at Florida’s Funniest Comedian competition, the Time Warner On Demand Comedy Contest, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, the Tickled Pink Comedy Contest, and more.
Jeannette was also a featured comedian at the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, and earned the honor of hosting the Ovarian Cancer Circle’s Happily Ever Laughter event. http://www.JeannetteRizzi.com, http://www.twitter.com/jeannetterizzihttp://www.facebook.com/blindsidedgainesvillehttp://www.instagram.com/jeannetterizzi

United Solo: a bunch of different ways i’d like to die by Tim McDonough

NEW YORK, NY—Award-winning actor Tim McDonough meditates on his life and ever-approaching death in his dead serious comedy about mortality, a bunch of different ways i’d like to die. The production makes its New York premiere at the United Solo Festival on Friday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m.

McDonough takes audiences through various vividly imagined scenarios of his own demise, ranging from the comedically absurd to the deeply poignant. While the end of life is inevitable and inescapable for all mortals, this show provides a space in which audiences can wonder and grieve and laugh about the hard-to-grasp fact that one day they will no longer exist. The production, which is written, performed, directed and designed by McDonough, comes to New York following successful performances in Atlanta.

It is fitting that McDonough has chosen to rehearse his death on the stage. His career of performing, directing, and writing for the theater spans decades. “I’ve lived much the best part of my life onstage, in imaginary circumstances, dealing with fictional characters and events,” says McDonough. “I’ve realized that I’d much prefer to die in my imagination than in reality, and that’s one rationale for this performance.”

Performances take place at Theatre Row/Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street (btw 9th & 10th Ave), NYC, NY

Subways: A/C/E to 42nd Street. Tickets are of $45.00 and are available at the Theatre Row Box Office or at http://unitedsolo.org/us/2019-abunch/ or by calling Telecharge at 212-239-6200. Running time: 90 mins.

More info available at: http://www.timmcdonough.nethttp://www.facebook.com/timmcdonoughactor

Tim McDonough began his acting career in Boston’s small theaters, where he collaborated on the development of many new works. In 1980 he co-founded Theater Works, for which he performed, directed and wrote. In 1982 the Boston Theater Critics Circle named him Best Actor, and in 1983 he received a New England Theater Conference Citation for Career Contributions. Regional theater: American Repertory Theatre,
Sacramento Theater Company,Shakespeare festivals in California and Idaho. Atlanta: Alliance Theatre, Theatre
in the Square, Horizon Theatre, Theatre Gael, Theater Emory (Associate Artist). In 1998 Creative Loafing named him Critic’s Choice for Best Actor. He received the 2009 Suzi Bass Award for Outstanding eatured Actor; in 2010 he was nominated for Best Lead Actor. He taught acting at Emory University for 28
years and is the author of Acting Narrative Speeches: The Actor as Storyteller.