"Plays From Woolly Mammoth" is Broadway Play Publishing's latest new works anthology celebrating a specific American resident theatre.
The Washington DC nonprofit is known for its outrageous, edgy works. The release of the six-play anthology coincides with the 20th season of the company, whose artistic director is Howard Shalwitz.
The volume contains The Art Room by Billy Aronson, The Chinese Art of Placement by Stanley Rutherford, The Gene Pool by Christi Stewart-Brown, The Last Orbit of Billy Mars by Robert Alexander, Man Woman Dinosaur by Regina M. Porter and The Psychic Life of Savages by Amy Freed.
Woolly Mammoth's mission is "developing and producing unconventional new plays that are highly-charged emotionally, verbally and intellectually; nurturing superb Washington theatre artists; and sponsoring community arts projects that meet pressing needs in the theatre's metropolitan neighborhood."
Woolly Mammoth is at 1401 Church Street in northwest Washington DC. Other companies represented in previous anthologies by Broadway Play Publishing are Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Repertory Theatre, The Public Theater, Circle Rep and Actors Theatre of Louisville.
The foreward to the new book is by David Richards, former theatre critic of The New York Times and The Washington Post.
-- By Kenneth Jones