Ted DeLong has been named the interim managing director of Washington, D.C.'s Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company following the departure of Emika Abe. DeLong will hold the position until the new director is named, following a national search.
DeLong comes to Woolly after a decade at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as general manager and associate producer. He has previously held positions at Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Magic Theatre, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, and AMS Planning & Research.
"I'm thrilled and deeply honored to have been entrusted to lead Woolly Mammoth alongside the brilliant Maria Manuela Goyanes for this interim period,” says DeLong. “I'm looking forward to getting to know Woolly's artists, staff, board, and community and to handing off this company in better shape than ever to the next managing director."
“During this period of transition, I’m grateful to have Ted as a thought partner and co-leader,” adds Artistic Director Goyanes. “Ted’s background is just what we need to help us continue Woolly’s momentum after A Strange Loop’s tremendous Tony Award win, advance our strategic objectives this summer, and launch our remarkable 2022-23 season.”
Tom O'Connor Consulting Group will lead the search to fill the role permanently.
Michael R. Jackson's Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Strange Loop played an extended, pre-Broadway engagement at Woolly Mammoth last year. Check out photos from the D.C. engagement below.