How a cohort of artistic directors of color, recently hired at major U.S. theatres, have confronted unforeseen upheavals.
After serving as Woolly Mammoth Theatre’s interim managing director, DeLong now joins a leadership team that includes Mica Cole and PJ Powers.
Producing a new play about the full-scale invasion written by a Ukranian playwright, Russian-born director Yury Urnov feels disheartened by the actions of his home country and hopeful for Ukraine.
The hire makes Woolly Mammoth one of few major U.S. theatres to be led by two women of color, as D.C. native Douglas joins artistic director Maria Manuela Goyanes.
What began as a dark thought experiment—what if Black folks just left America and its racist violence behind?—has grown into a scathing satire that speaks to something deep inside audiences.
Fellows Tania Crescencio (connectivity), Fatima Dyfan (new work), and Malaya Press (development), will each have paid year-long department-specific positions that include benefits and a housing stipend.
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.
The new 3-year program will support writers, directors, designers, choreographers, and other generative artists in the creation of new works with a connection to the D.C. area.
Already in his short time so far at D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company, Simon Godwin has striven to redefine the stage canon.
The new year-long effort aims to support artistic development at and among Baltimore Center Stage, Woolly Mammoth, Long Wharf, and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.