Intro to Solo Performance w/ Nilaja Sun

Join Obie award winning playwright, actor, and teaching artist Nilaja Sun for an Intro to Solo Performance workshop, in advance of her upcoming solo show PIKE ST. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Participants will engage in writing exercises designed to (a) teach a variety of play-writing techniques, and (b) encourage them to find their artistic voice. This workshop will also include a variety of physical and vocal warm-ups in service of crafting and differentiating multiple characters.

  • Who: Free for veterans, service members, military family members, and caregivers.
  • When: Saturday, March 4th, 10AM to 1PM.
  • Where: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, 641 D St NW, Washington, DC 20004.

About The Instructor, Nilaja Sun


Nilaja Sun (Playwright / Performer) is the writer/ solo performer of the Off-Broadway play No Child..., directed by Hal Brooks. No Child… had its initial run with Epic Theatre Ensemble followed by a year long run at the Barrow Street Theatre. Awards include: Obie, Helen Hayes, Lucille Lortel, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards including the John Gassner Playwriting Award for Outstanding New American Play. NYC theatre: Public Enemy, The Commons of Pensacola, Einstein’s Gift, Huck and Holden. TV/Film: Madam Secretary, BrainDead, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Law & Order: SVU, and Louie. Pike St. was originally commissioned and produced by Epic and received its world premiere at the Abrons Arts Center.  

ABOUT Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company was founded in Washington, DC in 1980. “For the past 36 years,” wrote American Theatre magazine in 2015, “Woolly Mammoth has been bringing innovative and original plays to the local community.” Woolly's unique mission is "to ignite an explosive engagement between theater artists and the community by developing, producing, and promoting new plays that explore the edges of theatrical style and human experience and by implementing new ways to use the artistry of theater to serve the people of Greater Washington, DC."

Woolly serves an essential research and development role within the American theater. Plays premiered here have gone on to productions at more than 200 theaters in 39 states and 12 countries. This track record has established Woolly as a national leader in the development of new plays and longstanding acknowledgement as “Washington’s most daring theatre company” (New York Times, 1991).