Solas Nua, ‘new light’ in Irish, is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Based in Washington, D.C., our mission is to bring the best new Irish artistic talent to American audiences.
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The Frederick Douglas Project
Presented by: Solas Nua
Following the critical success of The Frederick Douglass Project (Helen Hayes, "Outstanding Ensemble"), Solas Nua will re-stage the play, which interprets Douglass's 1845 trip to Ireland, in January 2020 for an increased number of students for day-time performances at the Anacostia Playhouse, just blocks away from Frederick Douglass's home, Cedar Hill. Through our partnership with The Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives, every student who attends the play will receive a copy of Douglass' autobiography.
Dates: 1/21/20, 1/22/20, 1/23/20, 1/24/20, 1/27/20, 1/28/20, 1/29/20, 1/30/20, 1/31/20
Time: 10:00 AM or 1:00 PM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Anacostia Playhouse
Content Area: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Diversity
Learning Standards: In the Academic Program for the District of Columbia Public Schools, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass), is an anchor novel for grade 11 students: https://dcps.dc.gov/page/english-language-arts-01. Additionally, the production falls within the Guiding Philosophies to the Social Studies Standards: https://osse.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/osse/publication/attachments/DCPS-horiz-soc_studies.pdf) , a publication of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
Grades: 9th -12th
Ticket capacity: 90 seats per production