The 2017 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission

The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission invites playwrights to propose plays inspired by a particular prompt. For this round, we asked submitters to consider the oeuvre of Caryl Churchill.

Submissions are now closed

The proposals will be read and adjudicated over the course of the fall. We plan to award the commission(s) by the end of 2017.

The $15,000 commission — which might be split between writers if the panel so elects — will be paid out in three installments every six months, with the first installment following the signing of a contract. Send questions to ryan[at]