The 2024 Logan Festival of Solo Performance

Event Type
July 18 - 28, 2024
$20 General, $10 Student/Educator/Military with ID

1st Stage Theatre
1524 Spring Hill Rd
Tysons, VA 22102
United States

Celebrating its 7th year! The Logan Festival of Solo Performance is an innovative theatre festival, acclaimed in The Washington Post with "three plays prove the power of one". Join us for three dynamic solo shows from nationally celebrated artists!


Written and Performed by Manuel Oliver
Co-Written by James Clements
Directed by Michael Cotey

What do you do when you lose a son? Take it from Manuel Oliver, the father of Parkland shooting victim Joaquin Oliver, you have to do what you do best. Fearless, funny, and pulling zero punches, GUAC is a one-man tour-de-force theatrical experience about a father turned activist, his undying love for his son, and the story of an immigrant family in search of the American Dream only instead to be confronted by a uniquely American Nightmare.

Dates for GUAC:

Saturday, July 20 at 5:00pm
Sunday, July 21 at 5:00pm
Thursday, July 25 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 27 at 2:00pm
Sunday, July 28 at 5:00pm


Written and Performed by Brian Quijada (co-creator of Mexodus)
Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell

Following a tragedy in El Salvador, Abuela Julia moves in with her family in a Chicago suburb. Her grandson, BQ, learns about America through his grandmother’s eyes while also teaching her to enjoy simple pleasures. Told in the style of a late-night talk show with Julia as a special guest (in the form of a puppet), Quijada weaves a beautiful story about the moments that move us and what calls us home. 

Dates for FLY ME TO THE SUN:

Thursday, July 18 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 20 at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 21 at 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 27 at 5:00pm
Sunday, July 28 at 8:00pm


Written and Performed by Phoebe Potts

After a US adoption goes horribly wrong, Potts finds herself surprised, disgusted and ultimately resigned to the role she plays as a middle-class white lady in the business of adopting babies in the US and internationally. Potts’ tragi-comic journey is about looking for more— more love, more life, and more family, and she will do anything to get it, including having her morals and values fold in on themselves.


Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 20 at 2:00pm
Sunday, July 21 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 27 at 8:00pm
Sunday, July 28 at 2:00pm