A Strange Loop
- By Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
- Directed by Stephen Brackett, Choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly, Music Directed by Rona Siddiqui
The 2020 Pulitzer-Prize winner about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical… about a Black, queer writer writing his original musical.
Usher is a Black, queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical… about a Black, queer writer working a job he hates while writing his original musical. Michael R. Jackson’s blistering, mind-blowing, Pulitzer-Prize winning new musical follows a young artist at war with a host of demons — including the punishing thoughts in his head — in an attempt to capture and understand his own strange loop.
“When I think about all the unexpected work Woolly could do, what’s more unexpected than a Broadway-bound musical? This show is very special to me. When I was 25, and Michael R. Jackson was still in graduate school, I directed the first early readings of A STRANGE LOOP. With this project, my past is becoming my present, and, in a way, my very own strange loop. This musical centers a black queer man whose experience stands in sharp relief to the more mainstream LGBTQ progress we’ve seen over the past decade. Woolly Mammoth will break into song with what I believe to be completely Woolly material – a bold show with nerve, replete with soaring and gut-wrenching show tunes.”
- Maria Manuela Goyanes, Artistic Director