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“To Suppress Free Speech is a Double Wrong: It Violates the Rights of the Hearer as Well as Those of the Speaker” – tickets now on sale for The Frederick Douglass Project by Solas Nua
The Frederick Douglass Project by Solas Nua opens May 10 – May 24 (10 shows) — A site-specific play staged on a wharf in DC’s Southeast Waterfront
For the first time in DC history, Solas Nua will bring a theatre production to The Yards Marina. Situated on the Anacostia River, this site-specific play is just a stone’s throw away from Douglass’ historic home at Cedar Hill.
Staged on a pier at the Marina, this world premiere musical was commissioned by Solas Nua to commemorate Frederick Douglass’ 1845 voyage to Ireland and the bicentennial of his birth. The production will feature live music, hip hop, and dancing in an innovative blend of African American and Irish culture.
The Frederick Douglass Project consists of two short plays. An Eloquent Fugitive Slave Flees to Ireland by African-American writer and local theatre star Psalmayene 24, and Wild Notes by award-winning Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan, giving audiences a dual perspective on Douglass’ experience in Ireland.
This production is proud to be supported by The Irish Embassy, The DC Commission for Arts & Humanities, and the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation.
The Yards Marina
1492 4th Street Southeast
Washington, DC 20003
As this is a live event all ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
May 10 – May 25, 2018 -> The Frederick Douglass Project, A site-specific production by Solas Nua about Frederick Douglass’ transformational journey to Ireland
To commemorate Douglass’ bicentennial Solas Nua has commissioned a new work that celebrates his 1845 trip to Ireland. It was in Ireland that Douglass said, “I find myself treated not as a color, but as a man.”
It was also in Ireland where Douglass’ freedom papers were purchased by his Irish hosts, his books sold out at his speaking engagements, and he wrote, “I can truly say I have spent some of the happiest moments of my life since landing in this country, I seem to have undergone a transformation. I live a new life.”
This production will give DC audiences an untold story about one of Washington’s greatest historical figures.
- The production is site-specific; staged on a pier at The Yard’s Marina (Navy Yard) and will feature live hip-hop music and dance remixed in an innovative blend of Irish music and dance.
- The “project” is written by award winning writers Deirdre Kinahan(Wild Sky; Moment) and Psalmayene 24. In order to get a dual perspective on the subject, we commissioned an African-American and an Irish writer to create pieces that featured Douglass’ experience in Ireland.
- The production has received support from The DC Commission for Arts & Humanities, The Irish Embassy, Kenneth Morris and the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation.