Irish Backstreet Tragedu Johnny Meister and the Stitch at Mead Theatre Lab
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Written in 1978 by acclaimed human rights activist and first president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel, Protest challenges us to question what we would do if forced to choose between survival and revolution. In this politically fueled play we meet a dissident returning home after imprisonment and a rebel campaigning in protest against a corrupt government. But this distinctive interpretation of the typically male-driven drama will also feature counterparts for the two leads -- two females meant to emphasize the universality of the characters. Protest, once banned from the stage but now revered, is a rallying cry to the responsibility of individuals to take action in the face of political corruption. Learn More
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Solas Nua is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Solas Nua produces the Capital Irish Film Festival, a critically acclaimed theatre season, Irish Book Day, the DC Irish Writers Festival, visual arts exhibitions, hosts numerous Irish artists each year, runs a free monthly play reading series and film screening series, a book club and dozens of special events annually.
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Rosemary Jenkinson (playwright) is a short-story writer, playwright and poet. Previous plays include The Bonefire (Dublin Theatre Festival), The Dealer of Ballynafeigh, Fourplay, Outcast and Spinning the Times. Her collection of short stories Contemporary Problems Nos. 53 & 54 was published by Lagan Press in 2004. Her stories have also appeared in anthologies: Cutting The Skin: An Anthology of New Irish Writing and the Fish Anthology.
Des Kennedy (director) is from Belfast and has just finished working with the National Studio Theatre in London. He frequently works with the Royal Court Theatre and the Old Vic as well. In 2004 he was awarded the Bush Theatre Directing award. This is his third show with Solas Nua.
Company member Rex Daugherty was previously seen on stage for Solas Nua in the New York off-Broadway premiere and the Helen Hayes nominated 2009 DC run of Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs. Chris Dinolfo is making his Solas Nua debut after most recently having appeared on stage for Woolly Mammoth in Clyebourne Park.
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Solas Nua is a non-profit arts organization that seeks out both feted and obscure work by contemporary artists in Ireland to promote awareness of modern Irish culture in Washington D.C.
Solas Nua is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts.