About the Play

THE FREDERICK DOUGLAS PROJECT by Deirdre Kinahan & Psalmayene 24

For the first time in DC history,  Solas Nua brought a theatre production to The Yard's Marina. Situated on the Anacostia River, this site-specific play  overlooked Douglass' historic home at Cedar Hill. 

The production was listed as The Washington Post’s “Best Theatre of 2018” (article) and earned a Helen Hayes Award Recommendation.

Staged on a pier at the Marina, this play was commissioned by Solas Nua to commemorate Frederick Douglass' 1845 voyage to Ireland and the bicentennial of his birth. The production featured live music, hip hop, and dancing in an innovative blend of African American and Irish culture. 

If you are interested in bringing The Frederick Douglass Project to your venue please contact artistic director, Rex Daugherty: rex@solasnua.org

Production Team

Directed by Raymond O. Caldwell

               Choreography: Tiffany Quinn                   Scenic Design: Jonathan Dahm Roberston

Lighting Design: Marianne Meadows         Costume Design: Danielle Preston

Music Director: Michael Winch


Featuring Gary Perkins, Madeline Mooney, Daniel Westbrook, Louis Davis, Jenny Donovan, Tiffany Byrd, Kevin Collins, and Michael Crowley