The Mammoth Legacy Campaign

The Foundation for Woolly's Future

Over the past four decades, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company has pursued the audacious vision to build the art and audiences of the future.

Today, Woolly Mammoth is a critically important launching pad for pathbreaking plays that have a deep and lasting impact on the lives of hundreds of artists thousands of community members, and on theaters and audiences around the world. Woolly has earned its place at the epicenter of challenging new theater in America.

Since the theatre’s inception, visionary co-founder Howard Shalwitz has remained at Woolly’s helm as artistic director. Now, he is passing the torch to the next generation of artistic innovators, setting the stage for Woolly Mammoth to be the most radical, inclusive, and vanguard theater in the nation.

The Mammoth Legacy Campaign is a historic effort to ensure that Howard’s legacy of innovation and excellence will thrive under the inspired leadership of incoming Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes.

The Mammoth Legacy Campaign has a goal of $3 million to support two components:

Leadership Transition: Honoring Howard & Welcoming Maria

Passing the torch to a new generation of visionary artistic leadership

Our Home in Downtown DC

Securing our award-winning theater as a long-term home for artistic innovation and community dialogue

Together, these components are intended to lay a strong foundation for Woolly Mammoth’s future and build on the core values that make Woolly…well, “Woolly.”

For more information or to contribute, please call 202-312-5264 or email