SAFETY


This space on our website is being held for updates and communication around Woolly’s plans to reopen our facility.

Our guiding principles in this transition are the following:

  • We will be transparent with all of Woolly’s constituents about our decision-making process and our plans for moving forward.
  • Our learning around this epidemic is evolving and because of that, our plans will need to be iterative and flexible based on current information and guidance.  

We will share more about what it will look and feel like to be back in our space, what we are doing to mitigate the risk of exposure, as well as other considerations being taken to provide as much comfort and care as possible for artists, staff, and patrons alike.

Therefore, you can expect to see this space refreshed with updated information on August 15th & September 8th -- at the very least -- with our current actions and plans for reopening.

What you will see on those dates is as follows:

August 15th,

Our plans and procedures for keeping artists, creatives, production crew, and staff safe as they return to the work of producing live theatre.

This includes:

  1. Report out on progress in obtaining an Entertainment Venues and Multi-Purpose Facilities Waiver from the District of Columbia’s Department of Health as is required for entertainment venues under Phase 2 of ReOpen DC. If Washington, DC has entered Phase 3 and no waiver is required, we will state as much.
  2. Report out on progress in obtaining permission from Actors’ Equity Association and other relevant unions to proceed with our productions.
  3. Policies and plans for:
    • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (i.e. filtration, airflow, and humidity)
    • PPE, masks, and cloth face coverings
    • Screening (i.e. testing, temperature checks, wellness checks)
    • Hand Hygiene 
    • Reduction of “High Touch Areas” (i.e. door handles)
  4. Plans for cleaning & disinfecting our spaces, with a specific focus on:
    • Theatre
    • Lobby
    • Backstage (stage wings, dressing rooms, green room, etc)
    • Theatrical Equipment (costumes, props, scenery, etc.) 
    • Restrooms
    • Office Areas
    • Production Areas
  5. Plans to encourage physical distancing in our spaces using signage, traffic patterns, personnel, and other means, with a specific focus on:
    • How artists and production team members will work safely through the technical rehearsal process 
    • How we are limiting and monitoring personnel onsite to accommodate artistic work 
  6. Plans for canceling or modifying rehearsal and production processes due to potential or confirmed exposure.

September 8th

Our plans and procedures for keeping artists, creatives, production crew, staff, and patrons safe.

This includes the previously listed items in addition to:

  1. Update on progress in obtaining an Entertainment Venues and Multi-Purpose Facilities Waiver from the District of Columbia’s Department of Health that is required under Phase 2 of ReOpen DC. If Washington, DC has entered Phase 3 and no waiver is required, we will state as much.
  2. Update on progress in obtaining permission from Actors’ Equity Association and other relevant unions to proceed with our productions.
  3. Plans for cleaning & disinfecting our spaces, with a specific focus on:
    • Theatre
    • Backstage (the stage wings, dressing rooms, green room, etc)
    • Theatrical Equipment (costumes, props, scenery, headsets, quick change areas etc.) 
    • Office Areas
    • Staff Restrooms
    • Production Areas
    • Public Restrooms
    • Upper and Lower Lobbies
    • Box Office & Front of House Office
  4. Plans to encourage physical distancing in our space using signage, traffic patterns, personnel, and other means, with a specific focus on:
    • Patron and Front of House interaction
    • Limiting and/or eliminating in-person and high touch transactions (i.e reduced contact and/or contactless entry, digital ticketing options, digital programs, etc.)
    • Changes in procedures for artists in performance conditions
  5. Plans for canceling or modifying performances due to potential or confirmed exposure.

If you would like to provide any feedback or have any questions regarding our reopening plans please reach out to safety@woollymammoth.net or call (202) 393-3939.