WASHINGTON, D.C.: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has announced further virtual programming, with new and returning streaming productions to take place from April through June.
“One of Woolly’s greatest assets is our ability to pivot and innovate. The past year has been a chance to really flex those muscles,” artistic director Maria Manuela Goyanes and managing director Emika Abe said in a statement. “We feel tremendous anticipation to return to in-person performances, and we also will continue programming for new mediums.”
The first event will be the interactive digital play Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran, co-created by Javaad Alipoor and Kirsty Housley of the Javaad Alipoor Company. The play, which recently played the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and the Sundance Film Festival, explores the global gap between rich and poor, and audiences are invited to follow humanity’s destructive impact on the earth on social media. Rich Kids will stream live April 1-18.
After a successful live run last December, Amir Nizar Zuabi’s This Is Who I Am will return to Woolly Mammoth in a streaming on-demand format April 13-25. Told through the intimacy of a video call, This Is Who I Am explores the unpredictable nature of grief and the delicacy of family connection across geographical and generational divides. The show is a co-production with the Play Company in association with American Repertory Theater, the Guthrie Theater, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
To round out the season, Woolly Mammoth will feature the Bushwick Starr’s acclaimed musical séance Animal Wisdom in late spring. Animal Wisdom follows singer-songwriter-soothsayer Heather Christian as she lays to rest the souls that haunt her. The show is co-produced with American Conservatory Theater in association with Matt Ross, Madeleine Foster Bersin, and Outskirt Media.
The spring season will also feature Woolly Mammoth’s annual gala, returning virtually this year as Soapbox: A Mammoth Spring Celebration on May 3.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company prides itself on developing, producing, and making theatre that disrupts conventional processes and stimulates transformative experiences.
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