Boy gets job. Boy hates job. Boy writes one-man show about hating job. One-man show becomes a huge success, leaving Boy in a panic to figure out what comes next. Following last season’s hit Help Wanted, Josh Lefkowitz returns to juggle politics, poetry and love as he attempts to answer the question “What are you working on now?"
“QUIRKY, INTROSPECTIVE…WISE, FUNNY…[the] discipline
in the performance is matched by craft in the writing” –Washington Post
“THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING…autobiographical schizophrenia. Lefkowitz proves a master of
– City Paper
“HE'S REALLY GOT IT. An exciting young performer [with] an insightful comedic sensibility”
“FRANTIC ENERGY…HUMOROUS AND TOUCHING.
Maybe you should see this…No, you definitely should.” –DailyColonial.com
Josh Lefkowitz's first full-length monologue, titled HELP WANTED: A Personal Search for Meaningful Employment at the Start of the 21st Century, has played at CENTERSTAGE (Baltimore), Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Washington, DC), Dixon Place (New York), Access Theater/Blue Coyote (New York), The Tank (New York), Single File Festival (Chicago), and the Inaugural Capital Fringe Festival (Washington, DC), as well as at several universities including Yale University and The University of Michigan. Josh was an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where he created work under the mentorship of actor/writer Eric Bogosian. He has also collaborated numerous times with performance artist Holly Hughes, including on After A Fashion, an original piece that was remounted at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in NYC. His short plays have been performed at Madcap Players (Washington, DC) and Illusion Theater (Minneapolis). As an actor, he has worked with Playwrights Horizons, NY Stage & Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Woolly Mammoth, CENTERSTAGE, Signature Theatre, Arena Stage, Olney Theatre, and others. His stories and poems have been published in various journals online and in print, and he has recorded personal essays for NPR’s All Things Considered. Josh received a Young Artist grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Avery Hopwood Award for Poetry at the University of Michigan, and was selected as one of NY’s Best Emerging Jewish Performers. Josh's second monologue — NOW WHAT? — was commissioned by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and has been workshopped at Dixon Place and The Kennedy Center. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan's Department of Theater and Drama.
Woolly Mammoth is located in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood on D Street between Oyamel and Rasika restaurants, around the corner from TicketPlace, and down the street from Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh theatre. We are two blocks north of the National Archives and National Gallery of Art and two blocks south of the Verizon Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery.
Take the Yellow or Green line to Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. Get off at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue, walk up 7th Street about a block, turn right on D Street, and you will see us.
Take the Red, Yellow, or Green lines to Gallery Place-Chinatown. Get off at the 7th and F Street exit, walk two blocks down 7th Street (toward The National Museum of Crime and Punishment), and turn left onto D Street, you will see us immediately on your left.
The 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at the corner of 7th Street and E Street. Get off of the bus, walk south on 7th Street (toward Jaleo), continue 1 block and turn left on D Street, we are immediately on your left.
The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave. Head north on 7th Street toward Indiana Ave. (you will see the Metro stop for Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter-Gallery Place). Walk about 2 blocks and turn right onto D Street, we are on the left.
Not all of these buses have the same route for both directions, so please use WMATA's Trip Planner here.
There is limited metered street parking in the Penn Quarter near Woolly Mammoth, in addition to the following parking garages:
LAZ, 325 7th St. NW (entrance is on D Street, directly across from the theatre). Open late during Woolly productions, $10 evening rate when you mention you’re going to Woolly. Mobility-impaired patrons, please be aware: LAZ shuts off its elevators on the weekends. Mobility-impaired patrons who wish to use this garage should ask the attendant to park their car in the garage for them. Other options include the Interpark garage at 616 E St. NW which offers an elevator that lets out onto 7th St. opposite The Shakespeare Theatre.
Interpark, 616 E St NW. Open until 11pm Sunday - Friday and 1am Saturday, $9/hour (maximum $20).
Interpark Liberty Place, 325 7th St. NW. Open late during Woolly productions.
Colonial Parking, 601 Pennsylvania Ave (entrance at 6th & C). Open until midnight Monday - Saturday and until 11 pm Sunday, $10 flat evening and weekend rate.*
Garage prices and hours subject to change without notice
From Virginia via I-395: When crossing the river bear left towards the 14th Street exit. Follow 14th Street, until Constitution Avenue and take a right. Turn left on 6th Street and another left onto D Street NW. (Note, earlier directions indicated the 12th Street Exit, which is currently closed for construction.)
From Virginia via I-66: Take I-66 into the District when it becomes US-50. Turn left onto 7th St NW. Turn right onto D St NW.
From Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac and points west: Reach Wisconsin Ave., NW via either Interstate 270 and River Road or Rockville Pike (which becomes Wisconsin Ave.) Remain on Wisconsin Ave. until reaching Massachusetts Ave., NW just south of the National Cathedral. Take Massachusetts all the way to 9th St. Turn right on 9th. Turn left on D St.
From Rt. 50, Baltimore and points east: Reach New York Ave., NE via either Rt. 50, I95 or the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Remain on New York Ave. all the way downtown to 6th St., NW. Turn left on 6th St. Turn right on D St.
photos by Stan Barouh
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