Congratulations to Kathleen Chalfant on her 2016 United Solo Special Award nomination for her outstanding solo performance as Rose Kennedy in Nora’s Playhouse’s world premiere production of Laurence Leamer’s Rose! Brava!!
Kathleen Chalfant’s spellbinding portrayal of Rose Kennedy, the mother of John F. Kennedy, is a study of poise that masks despair in the face of trial. In Laurence Leamer’s “Rose,” Ms. Chalfant created a devastating performance as a woman claiming her role in a family of flawed, ambitious men at the foreground of history.
United Solo, now in its seventh season, is the world’s largest solo theatre festival. This season, United Solo will present over 120 shows from six continents between September 15 and November 20 at Theatre Row in New York City, where it is a resident company. Since its beginnings, United Solo has honored performers who have made an outstanding contribution to solo theatre. “These are artists who create captivating performances with sensitivity, audacity, and wisdom. They remind us of immense power of a singular performer, and the possibilities of solo storytelling.”
The recipient of the United Solo Special Award will be announced at the Festival’s Closing Gala, taking place at Theatre Row in New York on November 20. The winner will join an illustrious group of award recipients, including Anna Deavere Smith (2010), Patti LuPone (2011), John Leguizamo (2012), Fiona Shaw (2013), Billy Crystal (2014), and James Lecesne (2015). For a complete list of nominees, please visit the United Solo website.