An Octoroon


A plantation on the brink of foreclosure. A young gentleman falling for the part-black daughter of the estate’s owner. An evil swindler plotting to buy her for himself. Meanwhile, the slaves are trying to keep things drama-free, because everybody else is acting crazy.

An Octoroon, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Obie-winning riff on a 19th century melodrama that helped shape the debate around the abolition of slavery, is an incendiary adaptation that the New York Post called “entertainingly demented.” Part period satire, part meta-theatrical middle finger, it’s a provocative challenge to America’s lasting legacy of slavery and the racial pigeonholing of 1859—and today.

Presented by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$15 - $105

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-393-3939

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 07/18/2017 - 08/06/2017
Sunday 02:00pm07:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday 08:00pm--
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 03:00pm08:00pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Jon Hudson Odom BJJ/George/M'Closky
James Konicek Playwright/Wahnotee/Lafouche
Joseph Castillo-Midyett Assistant/Pete/Paul
Kathryn Tkel Zoe
Maggie Erwin Dora
Erika Rose Dido
Jade Wheeler Grace
Jobari Parker-Namdar Br'er Rabbit/Ratts
Shannon Dorsey Minnie
Production Personnel
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Nataki Garrett
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Misha Kachman
Sound Designer
Patrick Calhoun
Movement for plays
Robb Hunter
Lighting Designer
Colin K. Bills
Christylez Bacon
Dialect: Kim James Bey


Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

Getting There

  • Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • Gallery Pl-Chinatown (Green/Yellow/Red Lines)
  • 70, 71, D1, D3, and D6 buses stop at 7th & E Streets. The P1, P2, P6, 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, and 54 buses stop at 7th Street & Pennsylvania Ave.


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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