WOOLLY MAMMOTH TO HOST FREE WORKSHOPS, PANELS, AND A ZOMBIE-THEMED TALK SHOW AROUND PRODUCTION OF ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN

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WOOLLY MAMMOTH TO HOST FREE WORKSHOPS, PANELS, AND A ZOMBIE-THEMED TALK SHOW AROUND PRODUCTION OF ZOMBIE: THE AMERICAN

 

(Washington, DC) Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will be inviting audiences to attend pre- and post-show “House Lights Up” events, curated by Woolly Mammoth’s Connectivity Department, that coincide with the final production of Woolly’s Season 35, Zombie: The American by Robert O’Hara, directed by Howard Shalwitz. All events are free and open to the public.

 

YOU, ME, THEM, EVERYZOMBIE!

Wednesday, June 3

Following the 8pm performance

In the Rehearsal Hall

 

Stick around after hours for a live taping of You, Me, Them, Everybody, an irreverent locally-grown talk show hosted by Brandon Wetherbee. Wetherbee welcomes members of the creative team from Zombie: The American and zombie expert Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg to the mic for an uncensored take on the undead unlike any you’ve heard before. Featuring special musical and comedy guests!

 

CONVENING OF THE ZOMBIE BRAAAIIIN TRUST

Friday, June 5 and Friday, June 12

Following the 8pm performance

In the Rehearsal Hall

 

Pick the brains of zombie experts and aficionados of the un-dead, in this (re) animated post-show discussion. Our panelists are hungry to dissect the role of zombies in this play, in our culture, and in our own basements…

 

OUT OF THE CLOSET, INTO THE OVAL: A SUMMIT ON LGBTQ POLITICS

In Collaboration with the Washington Blade

Saturday, June 6

Following the 3pm performance

In the Rehearsal Hall

 

From polls, to pundits, to the presidency: what is the state of LGBTQ political representation, and where is the nation headed? Join prominent LGBTQ community leaders for a lively discussion and happy hour exploring policy, leadership, and the path to equality.

 

Featuring: Peter Rosenstein of the Washington Blade, Earl Fowlkes, Center for Black Equity and Chair of the DNC LGBT Caucus, and more!

 

 

PENN QUARTER APOCALYPSE: A ZOMBIFICATION WORKSHOP AND SHAMBLE

In Collaboration with DC Room Escape Adventures

Sunday, June 7

5:00pm

In the Rehearsal Hall

 

The zombie professionals from DC Room Escape Adventures are coming to Woolly to turn a lucky group of normal humans into a flesh-eating legion of the undead. After a movement workshop and an expert makeup job, participants will shamble through the streets of Penn Quarter beginning at 6pm, before returning to Woolly for the 7pm performance of Zombie: The American! Special $25 tickets to the show will be available for the horde.

 

2063: A RE-IMAGINING

Saturday, June 13

Following the 3pm performance

In the Rehearsal Hall

 

An imminent civil war. The threat of African invasion. Zombies in the White House basement. This is playwright Robert O’Hara’s vision of 2063, and now we invite you to imagine how we got there. Engage in a creative brainstorm session with experts on peacekeeping, environmental protection, housing, and communications to trace this nation’s missteps, and chart the course to a different 2063.

 

More information on each of these events can be found by visiting Woolly’s website or by calling the Box Office at 202-393-3939. Tickets to Zombie: The American, which runs from May 25 to June 21, can be purchased through Woolly’s online ticket service or by calling the Box Office.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Facebook.com/WoollyMammothTC

Twitter: @WoollyMammothTC #ZombieUSA

 

ABOUT WOOLLY

Now in its 35th Season, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company continues to hold its place at the leading edge of American theatre. Acknowledged as “one of the most influential outposts for the best new American plays” (The Washington Post), and “known for its productions of innovative new plays” (The New York Times), Woolly Mammoth is a national leader in the development of new works, and one of the best known and most influential mid-sized theatres in America.

 

www.woollymammoth.net

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