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No Child...

NO CHILD...

written & performed by Nilaja Sun
directed by Hal Brooks

January 21 – February 17, 2008

Appropriate for ages 14 & up.

Extra post-show discussions recently added!

 

 

 

TICKET UPDATE:

Most remaining performances are sold out. Please contact the box office directly at
202-393-3939 to purchase standing room seats for $20.

OverviewWho's whoSchedule and PricesDirections & Parking

About the Show:

Its year-long Off-Broadway success left audiences cheering – and now writer/performer Nilaja Sun brings her inspiring solo piece to DC. Reacting to No Child Left Behind, Sun transforms herself with rapid-fire precision into the teachers, students, parents and janitors who inhabit one New York City public school. Her portrait of life at Malcolm X High School highlights how one determined woman can change the lives of countless others. Radiating irresistible charm, Sun performs this timely work with unforgettable virtuosity.

“THOUGHTFUL, HIGHLY ENTERTAINING...CRACKLES
WITH COMIC TIMING...Sun is EXUBERANT”
Washington Post

“A one-woman wonder [with] KALEIDOSCOPIC
KINETIC ENERGY. For entertainment value,
Sun definitely passes the test”
DC Theatre Scene

“WONDERFULLY TALENTED...
her stage presence never falters”
DCist

“A MARVELOUS PERFORMANCE... TOUCHING & FUNNY”
The New York Times

"SENSATIONAL!  GRADE: A
BEST SOLO SHOW OF THE YEAR!"

Entertainment Weekly

Video:

Check out a clip of Nilaja Sun in No Child...

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Who's Who

PLAYWRIGHT

NILAJA SUN

NILAJA SUN (Playwright /Performer) is the solo writer and performer of the Off Broadway smash No Child..., which concluded its run at the Barrow Street Theatre in June, 2007. For her creation and performance of No Child..., Nilaja garnered a Lucille Lortel Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards (for Outstanding Solo Performance and the John Gassner Playwrighting Award for Outstanding New American Play), a Theatre World Award, an Obie Award and the piece was named Best One-Person Show at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. In her long-term relationship with Epic Theatre Ensemble, Nilaja has appeared in No Child..., Einstein's Gift, Pieces of the Throne and Time and the Conways and was also named the first Artistic Associate of Epic Theatre. Other New York credits include Huck and Holden (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Cook (INTAR), The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (Summer Play Festival) and "Law and Order: SVU." She most recently completed work on Columbia Pictures' upcoming film The International, starring Naomi Watts and Clive Owen. As a solo performer, Nilaja's projects include the critically acclaimed Blues for a Gray Sun (INTAR), La Nubia Latina, Black and Blue, Insufficient Fare, Due to the Tragic Events of… and Mixtures. A native of the Lower East Side, she is a Princess Grace Award winner and has worked as a teaching artist in NYC for nine years.

HAL BROOKS (Director) directed Nilaja Sun's Obie Award winning No Child…, which ran at the Barrow Street Theatre for over 300 performances. He also directed the acclaimed Off Broadway hit and Pulitzer Finalist Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre in London and the DR2 in NYC. Most recently, he directed the world premiere of Lee Blessing's Lonesome Hollow at the Contemporary American Theater Festival and Athol Fugard’s “MASTER HAROLD”… and the boys (Weston Playhouse). He served as the Artistic Director of the Rude Mechanicals Theater Company of New York where he directed the Off Broadway premieres of Don DeLillo's Valparaiso and Will Eno's The Flu Season (Oppy winner). Recent credits: I Am My Own Wife (Weston Playhouse), Rinne Groff's What Then (Clubbed Thumb), Six Years (Humana Festival), Intimate Apparel (Southern Rep), Benefactors (PA Center Stage), Big Wyoming (NY Stage and Film). Other New York credits: Keith Reddin's Almost Blue, Beckett's Rough for Theatre #1, Caught (Don Quixote Project). Upcoming directing endeavors include Widows by Ariel Dorfman and Lady by Craig Wright as well as the tour of No Child…. He has worked at NYTW, New Dramatists, Naked Angels, INTAR, Magic Theater, McCarter Theater, Berkeley Rep, American Conservatory Theater, Syracuse Stage and the Virginia Stage Company. Hal was a Drama League Fall Directing Fellow in 2003, is a proud member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and SSDC and is a 2007-2009 recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors.

Schedule & Prices

Post-show discussions:

  • Wednesday, January 23: Miriam Weisfeld, Woolly Mammoth dramaturg, with Nilaja Sun (performer) and Hal Brooks (director)
  • Thursday, January 24: Elissa Goetschius, Woolly Mammoth literary manager
  • Sunday, January 27 (matinee): Miriam Weisfeld, Woolly Mammoth dramaturg, with Patrick Crowley (Woolly Mammoth teaching artist)
  • Thursday, January 31: Miriam Weisfeld, Woolly Mammoth dramaturg, with Nilaja Sun
  • Saturday, February 9: Miriam Weisfeld, Woolly Mammoth dramaturg, with Sean Layne (local teaching artist, seanlayne.com)
  • Sunday, February 10 (matinee): Miriam Weisfeld, Woolly Mammoth dramaturg, with Marc Borbely (administrator, FixOurSchools.net)
  • Friday, February 15: Miriam Weisfeld, Woolly Mammoth dramaturg, with Gerald Sroufe, PhD (Director of Government Relations, American Educational Research Association)
  • January/February
    S M T W T F S

    20

     

    21

    8pm
    PWYC

    22

    8pm
    PWYC

    23

    8pm
    Meet the playwright

    24

    8pm

    25

    8pm
    Club Woolly

    26

    8pm

    27

    2pm
    DISC
    7pm

    28

     

    29

    VIP Night
    Invite only

    30

    8pm


    31

    8pm
    DISC

    1

    8pm

    2

    8pm
    DISC

    3

    2pm
    7pm

    4
    5

    6

    8pm

    7

    10:30am
    student matinee

    8pm

    8

    8pm

    9

    8pm

    10

    2pm
    DISC
    7pm

    11
    12

    13

    8pm

    14

    3pm
    student matinee

    8pm

    15

    8pm
    DISC

    16

    8pm

    17

    2pm
    7pm

    18
    19
    20
    21
    22
    23

     

     
    Section A
    Section B
    Regular run:
    Wed 8pm
    $44
    $35
    Thurs 8pm
    $44
    $35
    Fri 8pm
    $51
    $42
    Sat 8pm
    $57
    $48
    Sun 2pm
    $51
    $42
    Sun 7pm
    $44
    $35

    Key:

    PWYCPay-What-You-Can preview performances
    DISC — Post-show discussion with the artists
    * Note: We are offering two student matinee performances of No Child... For more information click here.

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Directions & Parking

Address:

641 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


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Nearby landmarks:


Woolly Mammoth is located in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood on D Street between Oyamel and Rasika restaurants, around the corner from TicketPlace, and down the street from Shakespeare Theatre Company's Lansburgh theatre. We are two blocks north of the National Archives and National Gallery of Art and two blocks south of the Verizon Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Portrait Gallery.

Metro

  • Take the Yellow or Green line to Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter. Get off at 7th Street and Indiana Avenue, walk up 7th Street about a block, turn right on D Street, and you will see us.
  • Take the Red, Yellow, or Green lines to Gallery Place-Chinatown. Get off at the 7th and F Street exit, walk two blocks down 7th Street (toward The National Museum of Crime and Punishment), and turn left onto D Street, you will see us immediately on your left.
  • Check train schedules here

Metrobus

  • The 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at the corner of 7th Street and E Street. Get off of the bus, walk south on 7th Street (toward Jaleo), continue 1 block and turn left on D Street, we are immediately on your left.
  • The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave. Head north on 7th Street toward Indiana Ave. (you will see the Metro stop for Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter-Gallery Place). Walk about 2 blocks and turn right onto D Street, we are on the left.
  • Not all of these buses have the same route for both directions, so please use WMATA's Trip Planner here.

Parking


There is limited metered street parking in the Penn Quarter near Woolly Mammoth, in addition to the following parking garages:

  • LAZ, 325 7th St. NW (entrance is on D Street, directly across from the theatre). Open late during Woolly productions, $10 evening rate when you mention you’re going to Woolly.
    Mobility-impaired patrons, please be aware: LAZ shuts off its elevators on the weekends. Mobility-impaired patrons who wish to use this garage should ask the attendant to park their car in the garage for them. Other options include the Interpark garage at 616 E St. NW which offers an elevator that lets out onto 7th St. opposite The Shakespeare Theatre.
  • Interpark, 616 E St NW. Open until 11pm Sunday - Friday and 1am Saturday, $9/hour (maximum $20).
  • Interpark Liberty Place, 325 7th St. NW. Open late during Woolly productions.
  • Colonial Parking, 601 Pennsylvania Ave (entrance at 6th & C). Open until midnight Monday - Saturday and until 11 pm Sunday, $10 flat evening and weekend rate.*

Garage prices and hours subject to change without notice

Driving Directions


From Virginia via I-395: When crossing the river bear left towards the 14th Street exit. Follow 14th Street, until Constitution Avenue and take a right. Turn left on 6th Street and another left onto D Street NW. (Note, earlier directions indicated the 12th Street Exit, which is currently closed for construction.)

From Virginia via I-66: Take I-66 into the District when it becomes US-50. Turn left onto 7th St NW. Turn right onto D St NW.

From Bethesda, Rockville, Potomac and points west: Reach Wisconsin Ave., NW via either Interstate 270 and River Road or Rockville Pike (which becomes Wisconsin Ave.) Remain on Wisconsin Ave. until reaching Massachusetts Ave., NW just south of the National Cathedral. Take Massachusetts all the way to 9th St. Turn right on 9th. Turn left on D St.

From Rt. 50, Baltimore and points east: Reach New York Ave., NE via either Rt. 50, I95 or the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Remain on New York Ave. all the way downtown to 6th St., NW. Turn left on 6th St. Turn right on D St.

 

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Nilaja Sun, photos by Carol Rosegg

 

 

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