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SOLAS NUA IN BOSTON is holding TWO events in this most Irish of months!

1. BOSTON IRISH POEM DAY, inspired by DC's Irish Book Day, will be held on St. Patrick's Day! Our amazing Solas Nua in Boston volunteers will help distribute ONE THOUSAND Irish poems on the streets of Boston and Somerville! Look for us at South Station (1-6pm) and Davis Square (12-6pm), close to our home, The Burren. #IrishPoemDay

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2. Mark O'Rowe's TERMINUS, a play first premiered at the Abbey Theatre (who also mounted a wildly successful international tour) will be performed in a FREE staged reading on Monday, 23 March at The Burren (247 Elm St., Davis Square) in Somerville, at 7:30pm (doors at 7). Brilliant Boston-based director Meg Taintor (founder of Whistler in the Dark Theatre) will direct Solas Nua in Boston company members Nancy Finn, Jason McCool, and Brashani Reece. Don't miss what The Guardian called "a luridly compelling waking nightmare of Dublin as an eighth circle of hell!'



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Check out this recent Dig Boston article about Solas Nua in Boston. We were also featured on WGBH's Under the Radar with Callie Crossley – listen at 14:30!

Interested in getting involved with Solas Nua in Boston? E-mail Jason McCool at solasboston@gmail.com. Actor, director, and intern submissions particularly welcome!


Staged readings at The Burren so far this season:

Silent by Pat Kinevane, directed by Jason McCool (December 2014)

Great Artists Steal by Seamus Collins, directed by Hatem Adell (November 2014)

Scenes from the Big Picture by Owen McCafferty, directed by Jason McCool (October 2014)

On City Water Hill by Philip St John, directed by Jamileh Jemison (September 2014)

Woman and Scarecrow by Marina Carr, directed by Jason McCool (August 2014)

Noah and the Tower Flower by Sean Maguire, directed by Jason McCool (July 2014)

The Buddhist of Castleknock by Jim O'Hanlon, directed by Jason McCool (June 2014)


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 McCool was a Solas Nua company member for a number of years in Washington, DC. He 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 traveled to Ireland to help develop our site-specific extravaganza Swampoodle, devised in collaboration with Ireland’s award-winning 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 (Helen Hayes Award winner, ensemble), 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.