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Flashpoint 916 G St. NW Washington, DC 20001
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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.

Solas Nua is a resident organization at Flashpoint.

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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