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Staged Reading: Great Artists Steal
by Seamus Collins
directed by Hatem Adell
11/24, Doors 7pm, Reading 7.30pm
The Burren (Back Room), 247 Elm St., Somerville, MA 02144
Suggested donation $10
About Great Artists Steal
Life has a funny way of repeating itself, so it does. No-one remembers The Man Who Invented the Wheel, who he was, what his dreams and obsessions were. This is a completely made up true story about invention, where our ideas come from and how wheels can hold us back. Life has a funny way of repeating itself, so it does.
About Seamus Collins
Seamus Collins was chosen as one of the winners of the BBC Writersroom 10 competition in 2011, which led to a year-long mentoring scheme with the BBC. He is a recent graduate of Queen’s University Belfast where he completed his MA. He was mentored by playwright Owen McCafferty. His work has been performed in various cities including Belfast, Edinburgh, Galway and Newcastle as well as at various festivals throughout the UK and Ireland such as The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and The Irish Student Drama Festival. He has also had a radio play produced by BBC Radio 3. He recently received funding to make a short film with Northern Ireland Screen and is developing a sitcom with Mighty Sprite, an independent comedy production company based in Belfast. He also worked on The Swing State Cabaret, satirical sketches about the 2012 US presidential elections, with Tinderbox Theatre Company. He has recently been commissioned to write a new play by Tinderbox.
CAST: Diego Buscaglia, Robin Gabrielli and Alexandra Truppi.
So far this season: Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean Maguire (July). The Buddhist of Castleknock by Jim O'Hanlon (June). Woman and Scarecrow by Marina Carr (August). On City Water Hill by Philip St John (September), Scenes from the Big Picture by Owen McCafferty (October).
Solas Nua's Boston activities are led by Jason McCool. He has a longstanding association with Solas Nua. We are pleased to share his talent with audiences in Boston!
Jason acted in our 2007 production of Owen McCafferty Scenes from the Big Picture, and performed in several play readings. He served as assistant producer for our production of Marina Carr’s Woman and Scarecrow in 2009. And in 2011 Jason was part of the development and performance team for our site-specific extravaganza Swampoodle, which was devised in collaboration with Ireland’s Performance Corporation.
This Brockton, MA native is multi-talented. He’s a musician with degrees in jazz trumpet performance and historical musicology from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland. In September 2013, Jason began doctoral work in musicology at Boston University. He’s also an award-winning actor whose credits include Riding the Bull at the Capital Fringe Festival, Forum Theatre’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui with Catalyst Theatre, and Dancing at Lughnasa at the T. Schreiber Studio in NYC. Jason has also appeared at Studio, Folger, Everyman, and Rorschach Theatres, Theater J, Washington Shakespeare Company, and at the Kennedy Center. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.