Our 42nd season of shows and artists

that are still ahead of their time

We cannot wait to have you back to our home in Penn Quarter, and to get back to the magic of live performance for our 2021-2022 season. That’s right we are back… to the future!

Our commitment to welcoming you back safely is unwavering. We updated our HVAC system and air filters to comply with CDC guidelines and there are numerous other protocols that we implemented in our theatre over the last year. As the city moves forward with reopening, we will solidify and communicate our attendance policies based on science-backed recommendations from health professionals and DC officials.

Let’s shake the dust off the theatre seats and learn what it means to gather again.

“With gratitude, humility, and incredible excitement, Woolly is back…to the future! We are finally bringing our most eagerly anticipated projects to the DMV that we had to put on pause because of the pandemic. From playwrights like Mike Lew and Pulitzer Prize-Winner Michael R. Jackson to creator/performers like Paola Lazaro, Toshi Reagon, and Ryan J. Haddad, these are visionaries whose art was – and is – so far ahead of it’s time that we had to create a future for them right now. Their future is bright and so is Woolly’s. And where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”

– Maria Manuela Goyanes (Artistic Director)

Teenage Dick

September 22, 2021 – October 17, 2021
By Mike Lew
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Produced in Association with Huntington Theatre Company and Pasadena Playhouse

A modern, darkly comic re-telling of Shakespeare’s RICHARD III set in the most treacherous of places– high school.


November 22, 2021 – January 2, 2022
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
Music Directed by Rona Siddiqui

Produced in association with Playwrights Horizons and Page 73 Productions

The 2020 Pulitzer-Prize winner about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical… about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical.

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Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner

February 14, 2022 – March 6, 2022
By Jasmine Lee-Jones
Directed by Milli Bhatia

When Forbes Magazine declares Kylie Jenner a “self-made” billionaire, Cleo takes to Twitter to call out white women who co-opt and profit from Black culture. Not long after Cleo’s tweets go viral with supposed support, the internet mob turns on her. Soon online discourse spills into reality, blurring the tenuous lines between internet personas and authentic relationships. Through a digital world of GIFs, memes, and #cancelculture, seven methods… offers a Gen Z analysis of Black womanhood, colorism, and the politics of social media activism.

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March 28, 2022 – April 10, 2022
By Ryan J. Haddad
Directed by Laura Savia

Presented in association with IAMA Theatre Company

Join Ryan, a gay man with both a high sex drive and cerebral palsy on a journey through gay bars, hookups, and lots of margaritas in search of romance.

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Octavia Butler’s parable of the sower

April 28 & 29, 2022
By Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon
Directed by Eric Ting

Based on the Novels Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia E. Butler

Co-Presented by Strathmore

A fully-staged opera recreating Octavia Butler’s sci-fi, Afrofuturist masterpiece live on stage.

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May 9, 2022 – June 5, 2022
By Paola Lázaro
Directed By Jess McLeod

Two fractured souls make a pact to get revenge and let loose their fury in this fearless and f–ked up adventure.

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