Show: Current Past
WORLD PREMIERE, created and performed by Mike Daisey
Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory
March 19 April 14, 2013
Mike Daisey shows us a distinctly American vision of utopia-how we create civic spaces for ourselves in which we act out our dreams of a better world. Daisey takes us everywhere to pursue the story: from Disney World and its theme park perfection, to the drug-fueled anarchic excesses of Burning Man, from the Masonic underpinnings of our nation’s capitol, to Zuccotti Park, where in the unlikeliest place a new movement gets born. Gunplay, giant glittery dildos, police actions, and secret Freemason underwear come together to tell the history of our American dream.
By Danai Gurira
Directed by Michael John Garcés
February 11 March 10, 2013
OBIE Award-winner Danai Gurira returns to Woolly with her rich, unflinching, and compassionate new play. Set amid the colonial scramble for Southern Africa in 1895, the play follows Jekesai, a young girl who escapes a forced marriage in her native village and lands in a Westernized household where Africans are pitted against each other over the arrival of Christianity.
Created and Performed by The Pajama Men
AKA Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez
Music by Kevin Hume
December 11, 2012 January 6, 2013
Following sell-out runs in London’s West End, Albuquerque duo The Pajama Men come to Woolly with their stand-up/sketch comedy/physical theatre extravaganza, In The Middle of No One. A delightfully silly comedy thriller about love, alien abduction, and the spirit of adventure, the show captures The Pajama Men’s trademark style of blink-of-an-eye character switches and plot twists, underscored with unflinching joke telling.
WORLD PREMIERE by Mia Chung
Directed by Yury Urnov
In Association with Ma-Yi Theater Company
November 5 December 2, 2012
Two North Korean sisters -- facing starvation at the hands of a dizzyingly corrupt regime -- make a bargain with a smuggler to flee to the United States. When one of the sisters is denied passage because she is too weak to make the treacherous trans-Pacific crossing, the other sister makes a promise to race across time and space to save her.
By Kristoffer Diaz
Directed by John Vreeke
September 3 -- September 30, 2012
This 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a drop-kicking, body-slamming, balls-out theatrical happening about the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling. Tired of making other pro wrestlers look good, Macedonio “The Mace” Guerra recruits a smart-mouthed Indian kid to dethrone the current All-American champ, Chad Deity. But in wrestling, as in life, even the most idealistic freedom-fighter can be seduced by the roar of the crowd.
Please join us on Saturday August 4th, for the 8:00 PM performance of The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, followed by a one-time-only conversation with Mike Daisey and Apple, Inc. co-founder, Silicon Valley icon, and philanthropist, Steve Wozniak. Tickets for this performance and conversation start at $100.
Following his smash hit monologue, The Last Cargo Cult, Mike Daisey pulls back the curtain veiling America’s most mysterious technology icon. With a wickedly funny tale of pride, beauty, lust, and industrial design, Daisey illuminates the war -- from China to Silicon Valley -- over how we see our world, and the human price we pay for our high-tech toys.
Armageddon has hit, and all that remains is our nostalgia for a lost pop culture. In Anne Washburn’s riveting vision of post-apocalyptic America, survivors invent a new entertainment industry from the ashes of the old. With music by Obie Award-winner Michael Friedman, their enterprise gives redemptive new meaning to the pop hits and cartoon icons we can't live without.
Commissioned by The Civilians. Developed in partnership with The Civilians, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Playwrights Horizons.
Showing May 28 - July 1, 2012.
Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC): Monday, May 28th & Tuesday, May 29th, 8 PM