Spit Dat In Residence
Monthly SHOWS Starting Oct 2019
Woolly's Smith/melton Rehearsal Hall
Free Tickets Available
“We all have a goal of bringing people together by challenging their biases and perspectives, amplifying the voices of folks often unheard, and making space for all types to be. To simply be. These things make me feel joy to officially bring Spit Dat to Woolly Mammoth.”
Dwayne B!, co-host of Spit Dat
Woolly Mammoth is thrilled to partner with Spit Dat for monthly spoken word performances starting in October 2019. All performances will be free and open to the public. Please see below for more information about individual performances.
Featuring Tarica June and Bomani Armah
Monday, June 22 at 8pm // LEARN MORE
Monday, October 7 at 8pm // LEARN MORE
Presented in association with The Love Drive and The Movement Theatre Company's Production of WHAT TO SEND UP WHEN IT GOES DOWN
One for the fall
Monday, november 4 at 8pm // LEARN MORE
Monday, December 9 at 8pm // LEARN MORE
Presented in association with The Second City's SHE THE PEOPLE: THE RESISTANCE CONTINUES!
Monday, January 6 at 8pm // LEARN MORE
The "Blackity Blackity Black" Show
Monday, February 3 at 8pm // LEARN MORE
Monday, March 2 at 8pm // LEARN MORE
Presented in association with SHIPWRECK: A HISTORY PLAY ABOUT 2017
ABOUT SPIT DAT
SPIT DAT is the longest-running open mic in the nation's capital. A profoundly intimate artistic and spiritual experience which has fought to remain a safe space through nearly two decades of societal changes, Spit Dat combines world-class talent with a living room vibe. As much a "venue" as it is an "event", Spit Dat has won multiple awards for its contribution to the growth of generations of acclaimed international artists. But perhaps its most valued accolade lives in being renowned among its staunch community as no less than "Church".
DREW ANDERSON, a science teacher turned teaching artist, poet turned parodist, and marathon runner turned motivational speaker, is as hard to define as he is to ignore. Known lovingly throughout DC's performing arts world as "Droopy the Broke Baller", Drew is founder and co-host of Spit Dat, the longest-running open mic in DC. Recipient of the prestigious DC Arts and Humanities Fellowship presented by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Drew has recently merged his decade-plus of artistic acumen and educational expertise to develop Spoof School, a dynamic arts education integration residency which teaches students of all ages how to make learning fun by "making fun" of their learning.
DWAYNE B!, aka the “Crochet Kingpin” is a DC native poet, activist, breakdancer, and fashion designer. He is one of the hosts of DC’s longest running open mic series, Spit Dat, as well as Host-Captain for Busboys and Poets' 450K location. In addition to featured readings at every Busboys and Poets location, SAGAfest Iceland 2015, Spirits and Lyrics NYC and Manassas, Woolly Mammoth, and the C2EA “We Can End AIDS” march, Dwayne’s short form poetry prowess led him to win the Best Haiku Award at the 2011 National Underground Spoken-Word Poetry Awards (NUSPA). His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken-word garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, the Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post. Ultimately, his goal is to force his audience to feel. His recent collection of works, One Color Kaleidoscope, is a testament to self-definition and change. When not documenting his life through poetic meter, he can be found on the metro making scarves and hats, or singing karaoke.