The Going Solo Festival brings internationally acclaimed solo theatre to India for the very first time.

In October 2013 we debuted with performances by two acclaimed solo artists, Pip Utton and Jailoshini Naidoo. In 2014 we will be featuring another exciting line up.

Red Flight Final Going Solo with Gilles

Gilles Chuyen is a professional dancer, actor, choreographer and director. He has been trained in France in folk, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance styles, as well as in various partner dancing vocabularies. Based in India since 1994, he completed a Ph.D. on political identities in the caste system, after which he decided to focus on […]

jaye-pic-300 Jaye Griffiths on Coming to India

Learn about what Jaye Griffiths is looking forward to do and who she wants to meet when she comes to India!

India4 India Notes by Pip Utton

Pip Utton, who performed ‘Adolf’ and ‘Churchill’ in the first edition of Going Solo last year, recounts his experience performing in India and how the Going Solo Festival made an impact on him. Have a read: I was stood at the exit after a performance of Churchill at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2012 bidding farewell […]

View_of_a_performance_on_stage_from_the_wings Backstage With The Solo Actor Before Curtain Up

Having spent many interesting years backstage with actors, I mentally put them into categories. This helped me deal with them as they needed to. Say, performers in a dance ensemble had different pre-curtain issues from comedy enactment actors. Actors from historical plays needed to be handled differently from say, Indian regional actors. In this categorisation […]

abish In Conversation With Abish Mathew

We caught up with Abish Mathew while he was en route to a location in Mumbai for a shoot. He very generously shared his experiences of being a solo performer with us. Take a look!   1. What is your backstage routine before a performance? Everybody works differently. For a high concept performance, such as […]

stage The Actor On Stage: Solo Theatre

Solo performances, also known as one-man shows, have recently begun to gain traction in India. The reason we are focusing on this form of acting is because, undeniably, there is something magical and indescribable about seeing a single individual convey the emotions and journeys of multiple characters on one stage.   Solo performances are thought […]