Woolly Mammoth’s core values of radical inclusion and anti-racism are at the center of this work. Connectivity enhances the total theatrical experience of Woolly Mammoth for all who encounter it. Located in DC’s buzzy Penn Quarter neighborhood, Woolly Mammoth is a cutting-edge, experimental theater dedicated to premiering original plays that push the boundaries of live theater. The New York Times has called the intimate venue “Washington’s most daring theatre company,” and the half dozen plays Woolly produces each year continue to live up to that reputation.
This year, we’re embracing the moment by experimenting with new forms of theatre you can experience at home with innovative work from Amir Nizar Zuabi, Telephonic Literary Union (Brittany K. Allen, Christopher Chen, Hansol Jung, Sarah Lunnie, Stowe Nelson, Zeniba Now, and Yuvika Tolani), and Makers Lab.. Our fall programming will quench the thirst for human touch and sight.
Woolly Mammoth, a national innovator in the development and production of new plays, is one of the best known mid-sized theatres in the country and “the hottest theater company in town” (Washington Post). For almost four decades, Woolly has held a unique position at the leading edge of the American theatre, earning a reputation for staying “uniquely plugged in to the mad temper of the times” (New York Times). We’ve garnered that reputation by holding fast to our unique mission and our core values:
To create rousing, visceral, enlightening theatre experiences that galvanize diverse artists and audiences to engage with our world in unexpected and often challenging ways.
We are a radically inclusive community—across race, ethnicity, nationality, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, socioeconomic background, and political viewpoint—in which all are encouraged to exchange ideas freely and reach for new understanding.
We are a supportive home for creative risk-taking by our company and guest artists, staff, board, volunteers, audiences, donors, and colleagues.
Through relentless inquiry and experimentation, we strive for world-class excellence and innovation in every aspect of our work.