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North Texas Actor-Writer Doing His 1-Man Show At United Solo Fest in NYC

by Jerome Weeks 29 Aug 2016 10:47 AM

It may be called ‘Standing 8 Count,’ but it’s a solo performance that got strong reviews when Van Quattro did it in Addison.


MV5BMTYxNTQzNzM1N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDg0NDExNzE@._V1_UY317_CR91,0,214,317_AL_Van Quattro, the North Texas actor best known for his tough-guy (or sensitive tough-guy) roles, debuted ‘Standing 8 Count,’ his autobiographical tale of his days trying to box his way out of addiction last year at WaterTower Theatre’s Out Of The Loop Festival. On September 21st, he’ll perform it in New York City as part of United Solo, the world’s largest festival of stage monologues and one-person performances.

In ‘Standing 8 Count,’ Quattro recounts how a boxing trainer gave him some of the stability and encouragement his own father didn’t. The actor continues to mine his background in his memoirs, available at