Posts Tagged ‘Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’

Famous Puppet Death Scenes at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Reviewed

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop's characters meet demise after lurid demise in a series of wickedly gratifying fake plays.

ToDo ToDay: Mates of State, Black Sparks, and Stupid Fucking Bird

Though U Street Music Hall regularly plays host to buzzy DJs and local purveyors of electronic music, its bookers also make room for smaller indie-rock acts. Tonight, that act is Mates of State, the twee wife-and-husband duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hummel. Mates of State’s last album, Mountaintops, appeared in 2011, but I saw the [...]

What Can Tumblr Do for Theater?

Last month, I walked into Woolly Mammoth a half-hour before a showing of the hilarious political farce The Totalitarians, and my eye started twitching. Ticketholders were chit-chatting and milling around with beers in the theater’s lobby, but it didn’t look like a lobby. It looked like a campaign office—half-drunk Red Bull cans, slogan brainstorming sessions, [...]

At a Party-Forward Helen Hayes Awards, Signature Theatre Takes Home Eight Prizes

"Stupid FUCKING Bird!"
Anyone who got to announce the name of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's "sort-of" adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull did so with devious relish last night at the 30th annual Helen Hayes Awards, especially when Aaron Posner's play, which was nominated for eight prizes, took home two of the biggest ones: outstanding new play or musical and outstanding [...]

Stupid Fucking Bird to Return to Woolly Mammoth This Summer

On the heels of what might be the worst show it's ever produced, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is bringing back one of its best: Stupid Fucking Bird, playwright Aaron Posner's irreverent update of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which was a huge hit for the 34-year-old company last summer, will return with its original cast intact [...]

Arts Roundup: Up Yours, Snow Edition

Architectural firm picked to redesign Martin Luther King Jr. Library. [Housing Complex]
The prez loves his HBO drama series. [Huffington Post]
Netflix is ramping up its lobbying efforts on the Hill. [CPI via Huffington Post]
Woolly Mammoth is like, "F a snowstorm." [Post]
A new book prize honors deceased Politics & Prose co-owner Carla Furstenberg Cohen. [Post]
Ron Moten releases [...]

Holly Twyford on Her House of Cards Cameo

If you watched the first episode of the second season of House of Cards, you saw a powerful cameo from D.C. actress and director Holly Twyford. She portrays Mrs. Applebaum, the wife of a doctor who knocks up Claire Underwood's former protege, Gillian (Sandrine Holt). I won't delve more into the significance of their blistering [...]

Arts Roundup: How You Doin’? Edition

Possible designs for Martin Luther King Jr. Library released. [Housing Complex]
Kennedy Center expansion OKed by feds. [AP]
Talk show host Wendy Williams donates her stuff to the Smithsonian. [AP]
An analysis of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company's next season [Post]
Stomp dancers advise the Gallaudet Dance Company. [WJLA]
The Julie Ruin has a new music video [Pitchfork]
Relive The Beatles' 1964 concert at [...]

Stupid Fucking Bird Dominates 2014 Helen Hayes Awards Nominees

In a presentation last night at National Theatre, TheatreWashington announced the 2014 Helen Hayes Awards nominees. Who cleaned up? Woolly's Stupid Fucking Bird caught the biggest worm, with eight nominations. Shakespeare Theatre Company's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Round House Theatre's Glengarry Glen Ross netted seven. Close behind them are several productions [...]

Arts Roundup: Seal Edition

Area theater companies will mount numerous world premieres by women playwrights in 2015. [Post]
Woolly Mammoth, in concert with African Continuum Theatre, will stage six short plays inspired by the Travyon Martin case. [Post]
Black Cat staff craft a soundtrack for NSA spies. [Post]
General Motors Foundation gives $1 million to the National Museum of African American History [...]

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