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Rex Daugherty is a DC based theatre artist and currently serves as the Artistic Director of Theatre at Solas Nua.

Rex is a DC based theatre artist and currently serves as the Artistic Director of Theatre at Solas Nua. Originally from Oklahoma City, both of his parents grew up on farms and taught him the value of hard work and good company.

His work has been internationally featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, on the cover of American Theatre Magazine, The Irish Times, aired on RTE - Ireland’s national broadcast, The Scotsman, Edinburgh Guide, British Theatre Guide, The Telegraph - Nigeria, and The Guardian - Nigeria. During his tenure at Solas Nua, he has earned multiple Helen Hayes Awards and Nominations and garnered international acclaim for their productions.

Additionally, his work has been seen at The Kennedy Center, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, The National Theatre, The Warner Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Folger Theatre, Rep Stage, The Oklahoma City Civic Center, Oklahoma Shakespeare, Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin Theatre Festival, and Off Broadway at 59E59.

As a writer and play-maker, his plays have received over 20 productions. rex-daugherty.com

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Thinking Outside the Black Box
Essay

Thinking Outside the Black Box

7 December 2023

Rex Daugherty offers a guide for theatremakers who want to produce theatre in nontraditional spaces, sharing the experiences of Washington, DC’s Solas Nua. 

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