Working in the Theatre: Solo Performance

“Solo Performance is nothing new. This has been happening since the dawn of man, and it will continue to happen…” – Nilaja Sun

The world of a solo performance can often be challenging and daunting for the performer. It can also be incredibly exciting and important.

From the viewpoints of three performers/creators, Simon McBurney, Nilaja Sun, and Judith Light, hear their stories about performing solo from recent productions including The Encounter (McBurney), All The Ways To Say I Love You (Light), and various productions by Sun.

American Theatre Wing’s Working in the Theatre documentary series features the most fascinating people on the stage, behind the scenes, and in the audience. From Tony Awards® and Obie Awards® winning artists to the next generation of theatre makers, we capture theatre’s inner-workings, industry luminaries, and unique stories that surround important work.