Life: it’s not about good guys or bad guys. It’s about good choices and bad choices. And, Felonious Munk, a bearded comedian out of Chicago courtesy of Second City, is a solid, candid guy who’s made some questionable ones. In Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains) he lays it all out there.
On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the DC theater community is invited to the Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive’s (WAPAVA) Richard Bauer Award celebration at the Woolly Mammoth Theater, in an evening that includes dinner, entertainment, the awards presentations to Rick Foucheux and Amber McGinnis and an auction.
How many times have you tried to make plans with a friend to see a show, only to have it all get lost in phone tag, conflicting schedules, and awkwardness over who will be stuck with the bill? Woolly believes that they have the answer: their new HERD app does the work of helping groups of […]
An arsonist is an artist of obliteration; a wizard at turning matter to energy, and then dissipating the energy until it is nothing. Where before the arsonist came there was a home, a painting, a library, a community, afterward there was only ashes, and a receding warmth. The greatest and most memorable arsonists — Hitler, […]
Susan Galbraith and Howard Shalwitz, longtime friends and colleagues, talk about Howard’s return to the stage for The Arsonists as he prepares to depart from the company he co-founded in 1980.
An Octoroon is a big play. It makes you sit up and take notice. It makes you laugh and it makes you wince. More often than not it makes you squirm uncomfortably. I’d say that it is that rare conundrum of a play: a mirror held up to our current society but loaded with poetry […]
Just announced – Howard Shalwitz will be leaving his position as the artistic head of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, a position he has held for nearly forty years, at the end of the 2017-2018 season.
One barometer by which you can gauge the impact of a play is by whether it can be interpreted in wildly different ways by different audience members. Woolly Mammoth’s production of Taylor Mac’s darkly absurd HIR, with its microcosmic collapse and reinforcement of the patriarchy within the claustrophobic confine of one suburban home is a brilliant […]
Nilaja Sun’s latest solo-performance, Pike St., calls back to her upbringing in the Lower East Side to invoke a rich cast of characters, but is held back by a design choice and brief duration. Sun embodies a diverse cast, from a senile Holocaust survivor to a Yemeni shopkeeper. The play focuses on a Puerto Rican and black […]
Baby Screams Miracle is a wild storm of religion, sexuality, and family that leaves the audience unsure if the rest of the world is still standing. From the first moment that Cody Nickell as Gabe takes the stage pantsless, the play is intimate, emotionally and physically, with very few barriers.