(Washington, DC) – Get ready to celebrate and rediscover the vibrant creativity of Washington, DC during 202Creates month where groundbreaking artistic expression is center stage. Mayor Muriel Bowser and The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) are pleased to recognize the September 2023 Location of the Month, WOOLLY MAMMOTH THEATRE COMPANY. The Tony Award-winning Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company creates impressive theatre that highlights the stunning, challenging, and tremendous complexity of our world. For over 40 years, Woolly has maintained a high standard of artistic rigor while simultaneously daring to take risks, innovate, and push beyond perceived boundaries.
"Congratulations Woolly Mammoth for being a true pioneer in the world of performing arts! Your commitment to pushing boundaries and showcasing groundbreaking productions has made you an invaluable steppingstone for artist and a beacon of creativity in our community,” says Director LaToya Foster.
Currently co-led by Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes and Managing Director Kimberly E. Douglas, Woolly is located equidistant from the Capitol and the White House. This unique location influences Woolly’s investment in actively working towards an equitable, participatory, and creative democracy. Located at 641 D Street, NW, the dynamic 265-seat courtyard-style theater is just steps away from the Metro, museums, the National Mall, and wonderful restaurants and retail shops.
One of the few remaining theatres in the country to maintain a company of artists, Woolly serves an essential research and development role within the American theatre. Plays premiered here have gone on to productions at hundreds of theatres all over the world and have had lasting impacts on the field.
“Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is thrilled to be recognized by the DC OCTFME as the 2023 September Location of the Month! As a DC Theatre venue in Downtown DC, we welcome the opportunity for everyone to experience our space and the incredible amenities onsite to host special events and productions,” says Managing Director, Kimberly Douglas.
This transparent theatrical laboratory, designed by award-winning architect Mark McInturff and Theatre Projects Consultants, offers patrons a glimpse into the spirit of our entire operation, with glass-walled rehearsal, classroom, administrative spaces, and a spectacular two-tiered lobby. The new Woolly Mammoth is a bustling place to experience the leading edge of theater with theatergoers, artists, and students rubbing elbows at hundreds of performances every year.
Visit Woolly Mammoth throughout of Theatre Week, taking place from September 21, 2023 - October 8, 2023. Theatre Week, modeled after Restaurant Week, offers an opportunity to explore Washington, DC’s vibrant theatre scene with specially priced tickets ($20, $40 or $60) at over 25 area productions, a Kickoff Fest, and other interactive, free events with ticketing through TodayTix.
The "Location of the Month" initiative is part of the agency's mission to market and support District locales as media production locations and bring attention to the wide range of cinematically compelling locations available to film and television productions.
If you have a suggestion for a future OCTFME "Location of the Month," we would love to hear from you. If you own or manage a business, venue, or location you would like to be featured as a "Location of the Month," or if you are a filmmaker or a fan of local filmmaking with a suggestion for a unique DC location, OCTFME could feature in the future "Location of the Month" please use this nomination form and tell us all about it.
The Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment (OCTFME), an award-winning District of Columbia Government agency, leads the city’s extensive efforts to build and support a sustainable film, music, and entertainment creative economy and labor market. Additionally, OCTFME serves as the city’s cable television service provider regulator and as the customer service hub for cable subscribers.
OCTFME’s extensive portfolio includes:
- The District’s government cable access channels District Council Channel (DCC), the District of Columbia Network (DCN), and the District Knowledge Network (DKN).
- DC Radio (96.3 HD4), OCTFME’s owned and operated digital radio station, in partnership with Howard University’s WHUR.
- District of Columbia Entertainment Network (DCE), OCTFME’s 24-hour streaming platform available worldwide on ROKU, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV as well as iPhone and Android mobile devices (download the DCE Network App or at DCENetwork.com).
- The handling of all of the District’s filmmaker production needs including permits, city services, and logistical support, job placement assistance, workforce development and the DC Film, Television, and Entertainment Rebate Fund (DC Rebate Fund).
- Providing additional support to the creative community through the Creative Affairs Office (CAO) and Mayor Muriel Bowser Presents: 202Creates initiative. CAO showcases and preserves the District of Columbia’s rich creative communities throughout all 8 Wards.