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DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Congratulates Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company on Receiving the Doris Duke Grant

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Congratulates Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company on Receiving the Doris Duke Grant

Prestigious grant will support theatre’s ability to respond to changing conditions in the performing arts sector

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) congratulates FY 2014 grantee Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company on receiving a four-year, $800,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation.  The grant recognizes Woolly as a leader in American Theatre, and will be used to support the theatre’s long-term ability to respond to changing conditions in the performing arts sector.

“Wooly Mammoth is representative of a thriving theater community in Washington, DC, with the second leading patron attendance figures next to New York City,” said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  “Receiving the Doris Duke grant is a testament to Woolly’s artistic contribution to making Washington, DC a world-class cultural capital.”

Woolly Mammoth has received numerous awards, including two Mayor’s Arts Awards presented by DCCAH, and has received multiple grant awards from the DCCAH to support their work.

About Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Now in its 34th 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.

About the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities provides grants, professional opportunities, education enrichment, and other programs and services to individuals and nonprofit organizations in all communities within the District of Columbia. The Arts Commission is supported primarily by District government funds and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.