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  • ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 DIRECTING FELLOWS

    We are excited to introduce you to the incoming cohort of Directing Fellows: Tara Ahmadinejad, Sarah Blush and Kate Eminger. 

     

    This fall they’ll develop plays by Sarah Einspanier, Amina Henry and Bryna Turner with student actors from Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and in January we’ll present those plays with professional casts at our fourth-annual WINTERWORKS.

     

    Read more about the directors and the program HERE.

  • THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT A GREAT SUMMERWORKS

    We are exceptionally proud of the work we put out over the last seven weeks. Thank you to the over 150 artists, staff and interns who made it happen, and to the over 3,300 people who came to see a show this summer.

     

    We were also excited to introduce you to the plays of our early-career writers’ group throughout the festival, as well as the work of Chris Brown (Summerworks’s Master Electrician of many years) whose drawings of the East Village filled the lobby gallery. (Check out his work HERE and contact him to buy something!)

  • Thank you to everyone who made it out for Winterworks

    Winterworks 2018 was a great success–over the course of five days we squeezed nearly 300 people in to see the work of our Directing Fellows Sarah Hughes, Lily Riopelle and Taylor Reynolds. Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to the incredible company of over 30 artists who made it happen

  • Cute Activist starts this week!

    We’re associate producing Milo Cramer’s CUTE ACTIVIST at the Bushwick Starr, directed by Morgan Green and featuring a cast of friends–David Greenspan, Deepali Gupta, Annie Henk, Elizabeth Kenny, Ronald Peet, and Madeline Wise. Performances start this week and tickets are scarce! Get yours HERE

  • The 2017 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission goes to Angela Hanks and Gabrielle Reisman!

    We received a record number of submissions for this year’s Biennial Commission – thank you to everyone who sent in a proposal! The panel elected to split the prize between Angela and Gabrielle, and to award three finalists–Gracie Gardner, Paul Cameron Hardy and Daniel Glenn–$1,000 and a workshop

D Deb Debbie Deborah The auspicious opening production of Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks. …Jerry Lieblich’s dizzyingly clever new play…Directed with deceptively easygoing agility by Lee Sunday Evans…Invigorating stagecraft…Five cast members…melt and morph before our eyes with a splendidly assured lack of assurance.”

CRITIC’S PICK!
Ben Brantley, The New York Times

D Deb Debbie Deborah boasts moments of slippery gorgeousness, some of which have to be seen to be believed….another expertly produced Clubbed Thumb Summerworks show, crafted exquisitely to showcase a script…Lieblich has managed the ultimate bit of theatrical prestidigitation. Shazam, folks! Out of nowhere, he appears on the scene.”
FOUR STARS. CRITIC’S PICK!
Helen Shaw, Time Out NY

D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH
written by Jerry Lieblich
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
set by Brett J. Banakis
costumes by David Hyman
lights by Eric Southern
sound by Brandon Wolcott
production stage manager Kevin Clutz

with Kate Benson, Brooke Bloom, Nick Choksi, Geoff Sobelle, and Stacey Yen

May 20 – May 30, 2015
Opening night: Saturday, May 23rd

Stacey Yen in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

Nick Choksi, Stacey Yen, Geoff Sobelle, Kate Benson, and Brooke Bloom in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

Brooke Bloom, Geoff Sobelle, Nick Choksi, and Stacey Yen in in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

Nick Choksi and Stacey Yen in in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

Brooke Bloom and Nick Choksi in in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

Geoff Sobelle and Stacey Yen in in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

Stacey Yen, Brooke Bloom, and Nick Choksi in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

Brooke Bloom in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

Brooke Bloom and Nick Choksi in D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH. Photo by Elke Young.

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