United Solo Theatre Festival is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. Through a variety of one-person shows, the Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual. Since its inaugural year, United Solo featured nearly 800 theatre productions from all over the world.
This season, performers from six continents will present their unique works between September 14 and November 19 and Antu Yakob is the first Ethiopian American to have a show at the United Solo Theatre Festival with her one woman show “IN THE GRAY”.
Antu Yacob is an Ethiopian-born, Bay Area to Minnesota raised, New York based actor. She is a graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University Masters in Fine Arts Acting program. Antu is Founder of Shaggae’s Song P.A.C., a nonprofit organization that develops new works focused on international women’s issues. She teaches Acting at Rutgers University. Antu is a proud member of both the Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
“My one woman show IN THE GRAY is about my experiences as an Ethiopian-American artist/woman/daughter/mother, exploring what it means to be an outsider from deep within.” Said Antu Yakob.