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Ted DeLong Named Interim Managing Director of Woolly Mammoth

The former general manager of Oregon Shakes will join Woolly in an interim capacity this summer, succeeding Emika Abe in the position until a new director is selected.

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company welcomes Ted DeLong as interim managing director, following the departure of Emika Abe. DeLong will work alongside Abe during June 2022 and hold the position until the new director is named, following a national search led by Tom O’Connor Consulting Group.

“During this period of transition, I’m grateful to have Ted as a thought partner and co-leader,” said Woolly artistic director Maria Manuela Goyanes in a statement. “Ted’s background is just what we need to help us continue Woolly’s momentum after A Strange Loop’s tremendous Tony Award win, advance our strategic objectives this summer, and launch our remarkable 2022-23 Season.”

Ted Delong is the former general manager and associate producer of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where he led its contracting processes, capital facility planning and development, and oversaw a portfolio of operational departments. He has previously held positions at Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Magic Theatre, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, and AMS Planning & Research.  

“I’m thrilled and deeply honored to have been entrusted to lead Woolly Mammoth alongside the brilliant Maria Manuela Goyanes for this interim period,” said DeLong in a statement. “I’m looking forward to getting to know Woolly’s artists, staff, board, and community and to handing off this company in better shape than ever to the next managing director.”

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is a nonprofit theatre company located in Washington, D.C. For more than 40 years, Woolly has been committed to producing new works that redefine theatre as a catalyst for an equitable, creative, and engaged society. As of 2019, Woolly Mammoth had a budget of approximately $4.7 million.

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