Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company Hires New Connectivity Director and Announces Programming for MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will announce the hire of Jocelyn Prince as the theatre's new Connectivity Director.

Jocelyn will take over the theatre's innovative Connectivity department-whose goal is to create vital audiences through relationships in the greater Washington community and the cultivation of new audiences, as well as to enrich and enliven the theatergoing experience through unique experiences in the lobby, around the building, and throughout DC. Prince launches her tenure at Woolly with a comprehensive Connectivity initiative for the theatre's upcoming production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Woolly Mammoth received numerous grants to support our ground-breaking Connectivity Department. Incubated in the Innovation Lab for the Arts, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by EmcArts, Connectivity received further support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Earlier this season, Woolly Mammoth was awarded a grant through the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Continuing Innovation Program to continue Connectivity's positive growth and development. Additionally, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is a participant in the New Generations Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group-the national organization for the American theatre. The New Generations Program will fund a project to technologically-enhance Woolly's lobby throughout our 33rd Season to engage our patrons with explosive and interactive Connectivity programming.

Jocelyn Prince recently served as the Artistic Associate at The Public Theater in New York City where she produced the Public LAB Speaker Series, numerous new play readings, workshops, and audience engagement events. She also coordinated the selection process and helped facilitate the 2010 Emerging Writers Group. Dramaturgy credits include A Raisin In The Sun (Juilliard School of Drama); Black Diamond: The Years the Locusts Have Eaten (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Invisible ManRaisin and The First Breeze of Summer (Court Theatre); The MLK Project (Writers' Theatre); My Julliard, Kingdom and Eyes (eta Creative Arts Foundation); Teibele and Her Demon (European Repertory Company);Daughters of the Mock, Spunk, King of Coons, and The House that Jack Built (Congo Square Theatre Company); and Intimate Apparel and Harriet Jacobs (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Jocelyn has directed at the Bailiwick Repertory Directors Festival, The Movement Theatre Company, Around the Coyote Art Festival, and 20 Percent Theatre, and has assisted Mary Zimmerman on Mirror of the Invisible World (The Goodman Theatre), Eric Rosen on Wedding Play (About Face Theatre), and Hallie Gordon on The Bluest Eye (Steppenwolf). Jocelyn is an Artistic Associate at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago and a Co-Founding Artistic Director of NYC's The New Black Fest. Her social justice and political work includes positions with the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago and Obama for America. She holds a MA in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and has written for TimeOut ChicagoTimeOut New York, The Chicago Reporter, and African American Review.

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