Stupid F##king Bird at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre


Thursday, August 14, 2014

8 p.m. ~ show

Talkback with Director Howard Shalwitz '74 immediately after the show


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (map)

641 D Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004

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Nominated for 8 Helen Hayes awards, Woolly reunites the entire cast and creative team of Stupid F##king Bird, following its runaway success in the summer of 2013.

In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.

Howard Shalwitz '74 (Director) has been the visionary force behind Woolly Mammoth for 34 seasons, steering the theatre’s adventurous play selection, guiding the development and production of dozens of new works, and building a renowned acting company. Under his leadership, Woolly Mammoth has grown from a tiny “alternative” theatre to one of the leading centers for provocative new theatre in America. Howard received the 2011 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Director for Clybourne Park, and has received multiple Helen Hayes nominations as both a director and an actor. In recent seasons, he directed the world premieres of Civilization, Fever/Dream and Big Death and Little Death, along with She Stoops to Comedy, Measure for Pleasure, and The Faculty Room.

Howard has directed for leading New York and regional companies including New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Arena Stage, Studio Arena, and Milwaukee Rep. In 2012 he was recognized as Distinguished Finalist for the Zelda Fichandler Award for Outstanding Regional Director.

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