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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). Great Artists Steal by Seamus Collins (November).


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!

“Solas means the world to me and I'm excited to continue the energy in the deeply Irish community of Boston!”

“Solas means the world to me and I'm excited to continue the energy in the deeply Irish community of 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.