Posts Tagged ‘Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: RIP Polo Edition

TCB's Reggie "Polo" Burwell has died. [Arts Desk]
One Direction will play Nationals Park in August 2014. [Post]
The White House announces its first student film festival. [White House]
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company gets an $800,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation. [Post]
From Oman, the Smithsonian's African Art Museum gets its biggest donation ever: $1.8 million. [AP]
A close look [...]

Invisibility Man: How Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Writes, and Doesn’t Write, About Race

Some origin stories seem too good to be true. Like this one: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ parents met at an auction of memorabilia from America’s racially segregated history.
“Cookie jars shaped like Hattie McDaniel,” the 28-year-old playwright says. “Jim Crow posters. Signs that said ‘Colored Only.’”
The house where he grew up in Takoma was full of artifacts like [...]

Shutdown Forces Ford’s Theatre to Move The Laramie Project

The shutdown has forced all Smithsonian museums to temporarily close, and now, the historic Ford's Theatre is taking a hit, too. This morning, the National Park Service informed theater staff that all stage productions in the building, which is funded partially by the federal agency, cannot resume until the government reopens, according to a statement from [...]

Arts Roundup: Spooky Edition

The Auschwitz-Birkenau barracks at the U.S. Holocaust Museum must return to Poland—but the museum has already secured a replacement. [Post]
AFI Silver Theatre announces the lineup for this year's Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival. [AFI Silver]
Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys, New Wet Kojak, etc.) guests on Radio CPR's Dissonance. [Dissonance]
Ugly Purple Sweater: the exit interview [D.C. [...]

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