It's Not The Size of The Gift That Counts...


***Good news!!! The campaign has been extended, so if you accidentally procrastinated, it turns out you haven't missed your chance after all! Thanks for your support!***

Dear Friends and Family, You may know me as a friend...a lawyer...a runner...a daughter...a sister...a niece...(or even a crazy person who you met once and is now emailing you?)....but I bet you don't think of me as an actor. And despite my stellar performance as Servant #2 in our 5th grade rendition of Annie, you'd be right. But thanks to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, I can enjoy the phenomenal performances of people who ARE actors. As some of you may know, I first became involved with Woolly during my tenure with Human Rights USA when we partnered with the theatre to raise awareness about the Chuckie Taylor trial in conjunction with Woolly's outstanding performance of "Eclipsed" , a look at the lives of several women during the Liberian civil war. Since "typical" is the last word you'd use to describe Woolly, let me just say that this was classic Woolly - the show and discussion panels brought together a cross-section of our community, raised awareness of important events - at both the international and local levels - and kept the dialogue going long after the actors left the stage.

There are many things I love about Woolly - but there are two I appreciate the most:

#1 - Each one of Woolly's performances is not only entertaining, it is thought-provoking. Each show is edgy, invigorating, and totally unique to DC. And the company does a fantastic job of creating a wide variety of fora for the audience to absorb and process the issues raised before, during, and after the show.

#2 - Woolly makes theater accessible. And this I appreciate more than words can express (but I'll try). Woolly provides a number of ways for everyone to experience the theater and reaches out to communities who would benefit from the show, but might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend. In an economy where tickets to a ballgame, the movies and other events are luxuries many cannot afford, Woolly offers pay-what-you-can performances, discounts, and fun promotions that make it possible for everyone to keep theater in their lives no matter what the state of their wallet. On a more personal note, even when tightening of belts meant a long spell of being uninsured, thanks to Woolly, I didn't miss a single show last year. (And I have to wonder if that outlet helped keep me healthy - should the next health care bill include a "regular dose of theater" provision??)

I ask you now to please take a moment to help me help Woolly keep theater available to everyone. The Theatre’s 31st season is opening at the end of this month and I would love give Woolly a great boost as the season gets underway. Will you join my effort?

While last season focused on social and cultural issues, this season is a bit racier - opening with In the Next Room or the vibrator play, by Sarah Ruhl. So please consider giving ANY amount, remembering it's not the size of the gift that counts, but how you use it! ;-)

Recipients & Amounts

  • 886c339ff811567c165964c393e1a0452c346fc5 Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Nonprofit
  • Your total contribution