NSFW: A Summer of Sex and Body Positivity

all performances IN THE NSFW FESTIVAL are postponed as per cdc recommendations

Since the CDC has requested gatherings of no more than 10 people to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made the heartbreaking decision to suspend this performance of Get On Your Knees. For ticket holders, we ask you to consider donating the cost of your tickets to help support and Woolly as we face some financial uncertainties during this time. However, we understand that might not be possible for everyone, so we’ll gladly refund tickets. Our box office will be reaching out to you to process these requests, or you can email tickets@woollymammoth.net to let us know what you’d like to do. 

Thank you for your understanding and patience. To read more about our response plan and for more information about future performances, please refer to our updates page throughout the closure.

 



Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its first summer festival, #NSFW: A SUMMER OF SEX AND BODY POSITIVITY. Woolly is dedicating three weeks to embracing bodies and sexuality regardless of gender, age, or ability. Declaring, “No Shame From Woolly,” the festival features the engrossing, searing Jacqueline Novak and Ryan J. Haddad, in their celebrated autobiographical shows, and local DC drag artists #TeamHusband with the most dazzling QTBIPOC-centered drag+ shows the District has to offer. #NSFW: A SUMMER OF SEX AND BODY POSITIVITY will run from July 14 – August 2, 2020.

“With Lizzo on repeat in my headphones, I have been incredibly inspired by the cultural shift towards body and sex positivity in our culture,” says Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes. “Summer has traditionally been a time for comedy at Woolly, so let’s have our theater plug into the national conversation and marry the two with hilarity, originality, and complexity with the newly born #NSFW Festival. We will be presenting two shows and multiple special events throughout July and early August as an experiment in format and form, saturating our whole building at 641 D Street. Even at 40, Woolly knows how to be… stimulating.”

Jacqueline Novak’s GET ON YOUR KNEES and Ryan J. Haddad’s HI, ARE YOU SINGLE? will be presented simultaneously. JACQUELINE NOVAK: GET ON YOUR KNEES, a New York Times Critic’s Pick written and performed by comedian Jacqueline Novak and produced by Orange is the New Black star, Natasha Lyonne, and comedian Mike Birbiglia, details the misadventures that led Jacqueline on her quest to become the Blow Job Queen. The solo show originally played a sold-out run at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York and then transferred to the Lucille Lortel Theatre, where it received an extended run.

GET ON YOUR KNEES is paired with Ryan J. Haddad’s HI, ARE YOU SINGLE? which was recently seen at Guthrie Theater. In HI, ARE YOU SINGLE? Ryan, an actor with cerebral palsy, navigates the complexities of love and intimacy in this charming solo performance.

It wouldn’t be a summer of sex and body positivity without #TEAMHUSBAND, DC’s premiere genderqueer real fake drag throuple, who will be bringing their QTBIPOC-centered drag+ show, REST OF GAY DC DRAG SHOW, to Woolly on Friday late nights.

Want to champion sex and body positivity with us all summer? Buy a #NSFW pass for the “niiiiiice” price of $69 and see all three shows: Get On Your Knees, Hi, Are You Single? and Rest of Gay DC Drag Show. Pick your date, bring a date, celebrate!