‘Solo Takes On 3’ features one-person performances

Solo Takes On 3: Story, Identity & Desire,” a festival of one-person performances, will be presented Feb. 3-14 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The performances in rotating repertory are sponsored by the communication studies department in the College of Arts and Sciences. Single tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for the public. A “solo pass,” with admission to all performances, is $10 for students and seniors, $20 for the public. To purchase tickets, call (919) 962-1449.

All performances are in Swain Hall, studio 6, with the exception of “No One Hurts You More than S/Mother,” which is in Hill Hall, room 107.

Performances include:

  •  “I Was the Voice of Democracy,” by visiting artist and University of New Mexico professor Brian Herrera, is the humorous autobiographical tale of a young, gay New Mexican man facing the consequences of winning the national Voice of Democracy contest. Performances are Feb. 3 at 8 p.m., Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.
  • “Sketches of a Man” is an adaptation by graduate student Kashif Powell of the iconic work “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. Performances are Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 11 at 8:30 p.m., Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m.
  • “F to M To Octopus,” by honors undergraduate student Sam Peterson, is an unexpected and surprising look at the process of changing gender. Performances are Feb. 4 at 9 p.m., Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.
  • “No One Hurts You More Than S/Mother,” by graduate student Shannon Wong Lerner, is a one-woman opera about our first love, our mother. Performances are Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
  • “Stories are Lies (That We Tell to Get Other People to Like Us and Make Us Feel Better About Ourselves),” is a series of adaptations of 60 short stories in 70 minutes, presented by the Performance Collective, a group of local artists and UNC faculty, students and staff. Performances are Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 11 at 10 p.m.

Additional support for the festival is provided by Teatro Latino/a, the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative, the Latina/o Cultures Speakers Series, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs,  assistant professor of dramatic art Ashley Lucas and the Honors Undergraduate Research Fund.