Gloria

September 3 - September 30, 2018

  • By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
  • Directed by Kip Fagan
  • Two hours, with one intermission

The squabbling editorial assistants at one of New York's most prestigious magazines are all chasing the same dream: a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30. When an ordinary day at the office suddenly becomes a living nightmare, two survivors transform the experience into career-making stories. Which one of them will get to own the truth?

In this "whip-smart satire of fear and loathing" (New York Times)—a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist—MacArthur "Genius" Branden Jacobs-Jenkins skewers the cutthroat, opportunistic culture of modern media. Gloria will mark Woolly's third production of Jacobs-Jenkins' work, after An Octoroon (2016; remounted in 2017) and Appropriate (2013).


Gloria is made possible by a generous gift from Joan & David Maxwell


WOOLLY DOES NOT OFFER ADVISORIES ABOUT SUBJECT MATTER, AS SENSITIVITIES VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTENT, PLEASE CONTACT OUR BOX OFFICE AT 202-393-3939.


"Sharply observant and playfully theatrical, this thought-provoking work continues its talented young writer's winning streak."

Hollywood Reporter

About the Playwright: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

BRANDEN JACOBS-JENKINS (Playwright) is a NYC-based playwright. His was the recipient of the 2016 MacArthur “genius” Grant, the Windham Campbell Prize, the inaugural Tennessee Williams Award and the 2017 London Evening Standard Award winner for Most Promising Playwright. His plays include Appropriate (Obie Award), An Octoroon (Obie Award), Neighbors, War and Gloria (Pulitzer Prize Finalist). He is currently under commission with The Bridge Theatre Company in London, Manhattan Theatre Club and Steppenwolf Theatre Company to name a few. Branden received his BA from Princeton University and an MA from New York University. He is also a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program at Juilliard.

About the Director: Kip Fagan

KIP FAGAN (Director) Fagan has directed several of Sheila Callaghan world premieres, including That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play (Rattlestick), Roadkill Confidential (Clubbed Thumb), Recess (The Flea), and Soak (Sanctuary Playwrights Theatre). He recently
directed Susan Soon He Stanton’s Today Is My Birthday at Sundance Theatre Lab and Erin Courtney’s I Will Be Gone at the Humana Festival. NYC: Heidi Schreck’s Grand Concourse (Playwrights Horizons); Jesse Eisenberg’s The Revisionist (starring Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave), Halley Feiffer’s How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them, Eisenberg’s Asuncion, and Heidi Schreck’s There Are No More Big Secrets (Rattlestick); Carlos Murillo’s A Thick Description of Harry Smith and Samuel D. Hunter’s Jack’s Precious Moment (Page 73); Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith’s Radio Play (P.S. 122); Ariel Stess’s I’m Pretty Fucked Up, Sheila Callaghan’s Roadkill Confidential, and Rachel Hoeffel’s Quail (Clubbed Thumb); Zayd Dohrn’s Reborning and Cory Hinkle’s Cipher (SPF); Christopher Durang’s Not a Creature Was Stirring (The Flea); Greg Keller’s
The Young Left (Cherry Lane); Sam Marks’s Nelson (Partial Comfort); Ike Holter’s Exit Strategy at Primary Stages and Philadelphia Theatre Company. Regional credits include: Alliance Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, George Street Playhouse, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Marin Theatre Company, and City Theatre, among others. Co-founder of Printer’s Devil in Seattle; affiliated artist at Clubbed Thumb.

Restaurant Partner