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"Adrenaline junkies and scary movie fans, take note: The country may not be known for pumping out horror film after horror film, but Ireland’s history and folklore is rife with inspiration for unsettling tales. This year, CIFF (Capital Irish Film Festival 2022) screens two chilling features by women filmmakers that draw from Irish history, lore, and trauma to strike fear into the hearts of viewers."

Sarah Marloff, Washington City Paper

“ingenious…there is no better group to bring live theater back to the District.”

Washington City Paper

“could hardly be more pertinent at this stage of the pandemic: Is there reason for hope? How to cope with uncertainty? How to make the most of a new beginning? “In the Middle of the Fields” fairly shivers with such timely questions as it unfurls in this U.S.-premiere production”

The Washington Post

DC Mayor's Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts
Helen Hayes award-winning company

"Sheer energy...exciting performances"

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"The most vital new troupe in town"

Peter Marks, The Washington Post

“The mix of cutting-edge events and ingenuity combines to present a dynamic image of Ireland”

–The Irish Times

"High speed theatre...better than any outfit in town"

Washington City Paper

"Watch them collect accolades and remember their names"

Irish Abroad
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PRESS Side-Walks
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PRESS The Frederick Douglass Project HHEnsemble
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"One of Washington's most exciting and bold small theatre companies."

DC Theatre Scene

“One of the best offerings that decade by any small troupe in town”

The Washington Post

“Solas Nua’s Irish Book Day is a literary pot of gold”

–Ron Charles, The Washington Post

"Solas Nua has become a hugely important organization. They've made DC a critical stop on the circuit for Irish writers and the events they organize are second to none."

Kevin Barry, award-winning writer

“It exemplifies the international art scene as surely as any one country can.”

Mark Jenkins, The Washington Post

"Just because Oscar season has ended doesn’t mean you should stop seeking out exciting and innovative films from other nations. the Capital Irish Film Festival features the best of recent Irish cinema”

Washington City Paper
We Are The Makers Episode 1 Press Irish Times
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