Maria Manuela Goyanes in the News
November 27, 2018 // Kristen Schott
"It may have been one of their first meetings, but it was as though Strathmore President and CEO Monica Jeffries Hazangeles and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes were old friends when the new leaders came together to discuss DC’s creative world."
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October 1, 2018 // Fareeha Rehman
"There won’t be an ice age at Woolly Mammoth anytime soon. The theatre company’s new artistic director, Maria Manuela Goyanes, is DC’s latest creative transplant from New York. She’s bringing a decades-long theatre career and her first-generation, Latinx-American perspective to champion Woolly’s inclusive mission and edgy productions."
September 27, 2018 // Variety Staff
"The newly appointed leader of D.C.’s venerable Woolly Mammoth and one of a wave of rising female artistic directors around the country, Goyanes has been a longtime force behind-the-scenes at the Public Theater, where she worked on such shows as Hamilton and Fun Home."
July 6, 2018 // Diep Tran
"Woolly and Goyanes feel like a perfect match: Goyanes has worked as the Public Theater in New York City for 14 years, most recently as an associate producer (over a season, she oversees production on 15-20 works in five spaces). She was also the executive producer of the now-defunct 13P playwrights collective, which world-premiered 13 plays from writers like Sarah Ruhl and Young Jean Lee."
March 8, 2018 // Peter Marks
"Catapulting Washington to the forefront of a movement to open more seats at the performing arts power table to women and people of color, Woolly Mammoth Theatre has selected Maria Manuela Goyanes as its second-ever artistic director, succeeding founder Howard Shalwitz."