Now in its 36th season, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is, according to the Washington Post, 'the hottest theatre company in town." At its award-winning, 265-seat venue in the heart of bustling Penn Quarter, Woolly is the epicenter for challenging new theater, with world premieres making up nearly half of its productions. Works from some of the most original and exciting American playwrights make for a stunning lineup: MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House and Dead Man’s Cell Phone), Bruce Norris ( Clybourne Park, 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and, more recently, Aaron Posner (Stupid F##king Bird, 2013 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play), Robert O’Hara (Bootycandy, Zombie: The American), and Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns). With over 200 Helen Hayes nominations under its belt – and 45 wins – Woolly has developed a national reputation as the most innovative theatre in America for its work in developing, producing, and promoting challenging and provocative new plays. You can help this daring company continue to "defy convention."

Headquarters: DC-Ward 6

Where They Operate: DC-Citywide; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church; Penn Quarter

Population(s) Served: All

Awards & Recognition

In May 2005, after more than four years of performing in other venues and a hugely successful capital campaign, Woolly Mammoth opened the doors of its first permanent home — a 265-seat, courtyard-style theater in the heart of downtown Washington, DC, where the company pursues its long-range vision of becoming the epicenter of challenging new theater in America.

Woolly Mammoth has received more than 200 Helen Hayes Award nominations 45 Helen Hayes Awards, including ten Charles MacArthur Awards for Outstanding New Play.

The Outside Woolly program has been honored with the Washington Post Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Woolly Mammoth has twice received the Mayor's Arts Award for Excellence and the theatre was awarded a 2005 Otto Réné Castillo Award for Political Theatre.

Woolly is now in its 36th season as one of DC's most popular theaters. Instead of looking back on our many achievements during this time, Woolly is instead using this time to look forward to the next 36 years, and looking for ways to improve this already nationally celebrated theatre company.


Budget (FY2014)

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