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Celebrating Resilience
SMA Solo Theatre Festival

2 weeks, March 14-23

March 10, 2024

by Joseph Bennett

At the heart of solo theatre are the personal stories of resilience, courage and transformation. From overcoming personal tragedies to navigating life's unexpected twists and turns, each performer offers a unique perspective. Whether it's battling illness, loss, or societal pressures, these artists find strength in vulnerability, inspiring audiences to confront their own challenges with courage and grace.

What makes solo theatre so compelling? It's the raw authenticity of a single performer baring their soul, captivating audiences with their vulnerability and courage. Unlike traditional theatre where actors rely on ensemble dynamics, solo performers command the stage entirely on their own. It's a testament to their talent and storytelling prowess, holding the audience's attention with nothing but their presence and words.

One of the most powerful aspects is its ability to create a sense of intimacy between performer and audience. In a world saturated with digital distractions, there's something profoundly human about sitting in a dimly lit theatre, sharing a collective experience with strangers. As solo performers invite audiences into their innermost thoughts and emotions, barriers dissolve, leaving behind a profound connection that transcends the confines of the stage.

But perhaps the most inspiring aspect of the festival is the courage it takes for artists to share their stories. Opening up about personal struggles isn't easy, yet these performers do so with grace and vulnerability. In doing so, they remind us of the power of storytelling to heal, to inspire, and to unite us in our shared humanity. In a world that often feels fragmented and disconnected, theatre serves as a beacon of hope—a reminder that no matter how alone we may feel, we are never truly isolated. Through the power of storytelling, we find connection, empathy, and ultimately, the resilience to face whatever challenges life may throw our way.

Later this month, in the heart of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, there's a festival that's more than just entertainment. It's an intimate journey into the human spirit. The San Miguel Solo Theatre Festival is a celebration of resilience, where solo theatre artists take the stage to share their brave and moving stories. As they stand alone under the spotlight, they invite audiences into their worlds, weaving narratives of triumph, adversity, and the indomitable human spirit.

As an audience member, watching the actors is an experience like no other. It's a journey into the depths of the human experience, where laughter and tears intertwine, and moments of profound insight linger long after the final curtain falls.

So, if you find yourself in San Miguel de Allende, don't miss the opportunity to experience the magic of the Solo Theatre Festival. Step into the theatre, take a seat, and prepare to be moved, inspired, and reminded of the incredible strength of the human spirit. After all, in a world full of noise, sometimes all it takes is a single voice to change everything.

Festival Website


Shows: March 14-23


Joseph Bennett and Eli Hans


Joseph Bennet has been a long-term resident of San Miguel, and active in theatre for most of his life. Of late, he co-founded The Improv People 13 years ago with his beloved, Eli Hans. Bennett is also the co-founder of San Miguel Retreats, co-host of the podcast "Are You Waiting for Permission," and co-producer of this inaugural solo theatre festival.


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