John King, Associate Artist
John is a theatre-maker from Dublin. Previous Solas Nua work includes Emoji Play and Somewhere in the future dark. His play ERIS ran at the Bunker Theatre in 2018 and is published by Methuen Drama. John is an alumnus of the Royal Court’s Introductory Writers’ Group, and is currently a Resident Artist at FringeLAB, Dublin. Directing credits include Will I See You There (Dublin Fringe), Summertime (Abbey Young Curators’ Festival and Drogheda Arts Festival; Dublin Fringe), The Overcoat (Omnibus Theatre and OSO Barnes), Pippin (Edinburgh Fringe and ADC Theatre), and an ongoing collaboration with performance artist Joseph Morgan Schofield. John was an Artistic Apprentice at Studio Theatre on their 2018-2019 season. He holds an MA from RADA/Birkbeck, and BA in English from the University of Cambridge www.johnking.ie
Alexandra Ley, Literary Manager
Alex is a theatre artist and administrator based in Washington, D.C. Alex’s production dramaturgy credits include OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: The Diary of Anne Frank, Evita, Bakersfield Mist, Dial ‘M’ For Murder, Marjorie Prime, Guys and Dolls. NATIONAL PLAYERS: The Giver, Hamlet, The Grapes of Wrath. SPOOKY ACTION THEATRE: Roar Lions! Roar!! (reading). NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL: Backbeard! A New Musical; NYMF Readings: Freedom Summer, The Disappearing Man, FORA, Play Like A Winner!. She has also done script coverage for Abingdon Theater Company, Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, NYMF, Olney Theatre, and Spooky Action. M.A. Theatre History & Criticism from The Catholic University of America. B.A. American Studies & Theatre from Barnard College.
Paige Hathaway, Associate Artist
Paige Hathaway is a scenic designer based in the Washington, DC area. Solas Nua credits include Wild Sky and Little Thing, Big Thing. DC area credits include Right to be Forgotten at Arena Stage; School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, A Doll's House Part 2, How I Learned to Drive, The Book of Will, and Or, at Round House Theatre; Escaped Alone, Ain't Misbehavin', John, and The Gulf at Signature Theatre; South Pacific and Godspell at Olney Theatre Center; Talley's Folly, Becoming Dr. Ruth, and Everything is Illuminated at Theater J; and Me... Jane at the Kennedy Center. She received her MFA in Scenic Design from the University of Maryland and her BFA in Scenic Design from the University of Oklahoma.
Michael Winch, Associate Artist
Michael is a musician, sound designer and composer. He has previously worked with Solas Nua on Wild Sky, The Frederick Douglass Project (Helen Hayes Nomination - Outstanding Sound Design), and How to Keep an Alien (Helen Hayes Nomination - Outstanding Sound Design). Pointless Theatre Co: Dr. Caligari (music director, Helen Hayes nomination), King Ubu (Helen Hayes Nomination), and Imogen; Happenstance Theatre: MANIFESTO! Grant recipient of Maryland State Arts Council. He is currently a MFA sound design student at Yale.
Laley Lippard, Associate Artist
Laley is a freelance artist committed to championing new work, developing new plays and the next generation of theater artists, and creating events that disrupt injustice. She co-founded and served as executive co-producer for the Chicago Home Theater Festival (CHTF). Other producing work includes Z/Magic Mondays at Magic Theatre (former Artistic Associate), as a Creative Producer with The Welders, and the Manager of Public Programming and Partnerships at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. A proud member of the National Directors Fellowship, a partnership between The O’Neill Theater Center, National New Plays Network, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), and The Kennedy Center; the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab; and an associate member of the SDC, she holds an MFA in directing from Northwestern University.
Amanda Forstrom, Associate Artist
Amanda is proud to be a company member of Solas Nua. She has appeared Off-Broadway with Irondale Ensemble: Julius Caesar, Color Between The Lines. Her DC credits include: Keegan Theatre: Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Arts on the Horizon: Snow Day, Shakespeare Theatre Co: Tartuffe; Taffety Punk Theatre Company: Riot Grrrl’s The Tempest, Titus Andronicus, BOOTLEG Pericles, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bloody Poetry (Harriet/Claire US), Charm; Rorschach Theatre: Very Still & Hard To See, She Kills Monsters; SCENA Theatre: Handbag, Lady Lay; WSC Avant Bard: Orlando; Annapolis Shakespeare Co: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Folger Theatre: Julius Caesar (Assitant Director) Twelfth Night. Regional: The Lost Colony; P3 East: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Thomas Keegan, Associate Artist
Thomas is a NYC based actor and writer, recently making his Broadway debut in the critically acclaimed production of Slave Play. He played the title role of Tony Award-Winner Enda Walsh’s Misterman with Solas Nua. Thomas has performed at Round House Theatre in their production of Angels in America after previously appearing in Fool for Love, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in the world premiers of Zombie: The American & Women Laughing Along with Salad, Ford’s Theatre in The Glass Menagerie, Theatre J in The Body of an American, Signature Theatre in Dying City, The Folger Theatre in Othello & The Taming of the Shrew, Thomas appeared on HBO’s VEEP, and as Ensign Baker on AMC’s TURN. Thomas earned his MFA from The Academy for Classical Acting and is proud to be an associated artist with Solas Nua.