The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Dolan as Executive Director of Solas Nua.
“Andrew is a talented and passionate artist with the tools to skillfully navigate the unique challenges and opportunities of producing contemporary multidisciplinary work,” says Board Chair Dennis Houlihan.
“He brings to us a breadth of community partnership experience and strategic planning, which will be invaluable as we approach our 20th year in 2025.”
We are also hugely grateful for the tremendous work of departing Executive Director, Miranda Driscoll which dramatically expanded Solas Nua’s reach and ambition to produce, present and commission thought-provoking, ground-breaking work from Irish and Ireland-based artists. It’s this incredible work and vision that we will now build upon.
“I am humbled and honored to join Solas Nua as Executive Director,” shares Dolan.“Solas Nua has truly built a home for contemporary Irish arts in our nation’s capital.I have dedicated my career to supporting artists making new work–I am thrilled to come to D.C. to work with Solas Nua’s board, staff, and supporters to grow our platform for Irish artists.”
“I am thrilled to begin working with Andrew at Solas Nua. Upon our first meeting, I was deeply impressed with his vision for the company as well as how he values caretaking as a leadership model. Solas Nua’s core value of Irish hospitality is clearly a significant aspect of Andrew’s personality. I know artists and audiences will feel supported, empowered, and welcomed by our new Executive Director.” said Artistic Director of Theatre Rex Daugherty.
We hope you will join us in welcoming Andrew!
Andrew is an accomplished artist, producer, and leader with over fifteen years of experience in professional theatre across all aspects of the profession, including directing, design, fundraising, finance, and strategic planning. He recently served as a Co-Artistic Director of Red Eye Theater since 2019, where he co-curated the New Works 4 Weeks Festival—an annual four-week festival that commissions 11 artists each year to make new performance works—and co-led the capital campaign and development of a new 150-seat black box theater in Minneapolis. He also spent five years at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, working across marketing and development departments before becoming its Associate Director of Development.