The relationship between Tinderbox and Solas Nua Theatre Company in Washington DC goes back several years and has included a co-production of Owen McCafferty’s Scenes From The Big Picture directed by Northern Irish director Des Kennedy in 2007.
We are currently developing a co-production of a new play by David Ireland which will rehearse in Belfast spring 2010 followed by a tour in the US. It will be directed by US director Kathleen Akerley
Between autumn 2008 and late summer 2009 Solas Nua presented a series of rehearsed readings of plays from Tinderbox
October 2008 – Bruised
November 2008 – Second-Hand Thunder
November 4th 2008 – Elections day Swing State Cabaret was read in the street outside an polling station.
December 2008 – Family Plot
February 2009 – Revenge
March 2009 – Girls and Dolls
April 2009 – Convictions
May 2009 – Caught Red-Handed
June 2009 – This Other City
August/September 2009 – The Virgin Father
Solus Nua is a company producing Irish plays in the US. To find out more visit their website at www.solasnua.org