"MARLENE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD"


The ONE Festival creates a platform in which the most diverse, and creative solo performers have an opportunity to showcase their talent.


 

The festival was conceived in 2006. Festival founder Veronica Caicedo, a veteran of New York’s downtown theatre scene has been involved in the direction and production of solo performance theatre since 1993. Veronica began producing solo performers showcases in 1995 in local books stores and later in New York City public libraries at their request. Among the first participants in the initial showcase productions was a then unknown Sarah Jones.

In 2006 Veronica was the managing director of Teatro LATEA. The theater was in need of new and innovative programming, Veronica Caicedo with the support of then artistic director Jose Esquea proposed the idea of bringing her solo showcase into the theater and building a festival around it. The festival was aptly named “The ONE.”

The result in the first year, was to the surprise of the theater and festival organizers, that the opportunity to do a high level performance on the New York stage brought festival submissions from all parts of the country as well as overseas. In its 11 year history The ONE Festival has seen its winners participate and win the Downtown Art Theater Festival and receive honorable mention in the Hip Hop Theatre Festival. Festival winners have performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Greenwich Theatre in London and Equity Approved Productions in New York. The ONE Festival has become a yearly showcase for the most exciting and innovative voices in the theatrical solo performance around the world and presented in New York City. New York City’s longest running solo performers theatre festival turns 11 and moves to Philadelphia for The ONE Festival PHL in June 2016.


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Dear Friends,

This message is to share an exciting opportunity for solo performers in our region. Caicedo Productions Corp, Taller Puertorriqueño and AfroTaino Productions have joined forces to serve as the co-presenters of The ONE Festival PHL. The festival will be held on June 16th-19th. 

The ONE Festival PHL creates a platform in which the most diverse, and creative solo performers have an opportunity to showcase their talent. The festival was conceived in 2006.  

The ONE Festival PHL participants will get an opportunity to:

  • Present their production to Philadelphia audiences and connect with other theater artists

  • The winner of The ONE Festival PHL will get the opportunity to participate in The ONE Festival NYC in 2017.  

  • The ONE Festival PHL participants will pay only a one time submission fee of $50 for short (max length of 30 minutes) and $100 for full (max length of 60 minutes) Please be advised that there are a number of scholarships available   

In its 11 year history The ONE Festival has seen its winners participate and win the Downtown Art Theater Festival and receive honorable mention in the Hip Hop Theatre Festival. Festival winners have performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Greenwich Theatre in London and Equity Approved Productions in New York.  The ONE Festival has become a yearly showcase for the most exciting and innovative voices in the theatrical solo performance around the world and presented in New York City. New York City’s longest running solo performers theatre festival turns 11 and moves from the Avant Garde Downtown Theater District to the Midtown Theater District into the Off-Broadway house and roster of Pregones/PRTT for the Spring of 2016.