By Pat McAndrew, Editor-in-Chief, All About Solo
Niv Petel caught up with All About Solo at the 9th Annual United Solo Theatre Festival Closing Gala to talk about the success of his show, “KNOCK KNOCK,” which received a nomination for the All About Solo Critics’ Choice. Petel mentioned that, with solo performance, “It can be a lonely journey sometimes, but it really pays off because you get to know a lot of new people and you get the opportunity to tell your own story.”
All About Solo had the opportunity to review, “KNOCK KNOCK,” during the festival and also interviewed Petel back in October to learn more about his show.
Niv Petel has worked in theatre, TV and voiceovers, He won the award for Best Actor in Theatre for Youth and Children in 2014 for his role in the one‑man show “Snowball.” His theatre credits in Israel include “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Comedy Of Errors,” “Company” (Beer Sheva Theatre), “Mother Of Him” (Beit Lessin Theatre). Niv is the Israeli voice of Hiccup in “How To Train Your Dragon,” among many others, and just recently recorded the Israeli voice of Michael Banks in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns.” Niv graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London, in 2015; his credits in the UK include “NotMoses” (Arts Theatre), “Red Riding Hood” (Hoxton Hall), and “La Strada” (UK tour and West End season). Niv recently worked as an Assistant Director for a new one‑man show at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv.
Video and Editing: Carmen Emmi
Author: Pat McAndrew, Editor-in-Chief, All About Solo
Pat McAndrew is a NYC-based actor, writer, and consultant. As an actor, he has performed Off-Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, and in various locations throughout New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. His one-man show, REEL, was performed in the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival and featured in the new documentary, Electronic Crack. Using his background as an actor as his foundation, Pat consults with individuals and organizations on how to communicate effectively and build deep, meaningful relationships in the digital age. He is the Founder of The Low Tech Trek, an organization devoted to discovering a better balance between human interaction and how we use technology. He is a member of Village Playback Theatre, Endless River Arts, and Svaha Theatre Collective. Pat holds an MA in Theatre from Villanova University. Check out patmcandrew.com for more information.