Core Partner Program
During Woolly’s 20-21 season we will be launching the Connectivity Core Partner Program. These are long-term mutually beneficial relationships with organizations who share the same values around inclusion, anti-racism, social justice, and the power of art. These core partnerships will allow both parties to accomplish together what neither could do alone, resulting in opportunities for cross-sector learning and participation in Washington DC’s arts, cultural, and civic life.
Inaugural Core Partners
Howard University’s College of Fine Arts
Theatre Dept Website · Art Dept website
Howard University’s College of Fine Arts is committed to the training of knowledgeable artists, theorists, historians, and teachers in the fine and performing arts fields. Established in 1867, Howard University is a nationally accredited Historically Black University located in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest DC. In this partnership, Woolly Mammoth will supplement student’s classroom learning with practitioner experience.
- Get to know Howard University’s graduating 2020 Acting Ensemble through their website
- Meet recent alum Chinna Palmer, whose first professional show was Woolly’s production of FAIRVIEW during the 19-20 season.
- Hear from current student Jared Smith about his experience interning at Woolly Mammoth.
- Associate Professor Eric Ruffin speaks to the potential impact of this partnership on Howard University students.
N-Street Village & Theatre Lab
N-Street Website · Theatre Lab Website
This partnership brings together Woolly Mammoth, N-Street Village, and Theatre Lab as a powerful trio. Together, we will be exploring authentic relationship building through shared arts and cultural experiences.
N-Street Village empowers homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. to claim their highest quality of life. The Theatre Lab is Washington, DC’s largest and most comprehensive independent, nonprofit school for the dramatic arts.
- Hear from Schroeder Stribling, CEO of N St. Village, and The Theatre Lab co-founders Deb Gottesman and Buzz Mauro about what makes this partnership unique, and the values we share in common.
Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC) was built in 2005 as a state-of-the-art facility located in Washington, DC’s Ward 8. Combining cultural and social services, THEARC offers the opportunity for families living east of the Anacostia River to receive world-class services directly within the community.
During the 19/20 season Woolly Mammoth and THEARC partnered on the local tour of Aleshea Harris’ WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN. Joining the production run crew for the show were members of THEARC’s unique youth workforce development program—the iCAN Technical Theatre Internship—dedicated to growing the next generation of theatre professionals.
- Hear from recent program alums, Akira Belton-Edwards and Jalen Anderson, who toured with the show and THEARC’s Director of Theater Operations & Programming, Kimberly Douglas.
At 19 years old, Spit Dat is DC’s longest-running spoken word open mic. Co-hosted by Dwayne B! aka the Crochet Kingpin, and Drew Anderson, aka Droopy the Broke Baller, SPIT DAT combines world class talent with a living room vibe.
- Hear from Dwayne B! about the history between Spit Dat and Woolly.
- Droopy the Broke Baller spits some bars about our collaboration!