to everyone who celebrated Pam MacKinnon with us at our gala this past Monday, and to everyone who couldn’t be there but contributed to the event–it was a huge success and we were touched and honored by the outpour of support
Announcing Summerworks 2018
Our 23rd Annual Mini-Season of new work will feature: TIN CAT SHOES by Trish Harnetiaux, directed by Knud Adams; WILDER GONE by Angela Hanks; and PLANO by Will Arbery, directed by Taylor Reynolds. Read more and get your festival pass HERE
Applications for the 2018/19 Directing Fellowship are now closed
Thank you to the many directors who applied to next season’s fellowship. We will conduct an interview process over the coming months, and the selected fellows will be announced this summer
Our dear friend Pam MacKinnon will be the next Artistic Director of the esteemed American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco–a thrilling next step for her and a big win for the West Coast. So, save the date because on Monday April 30th we’re sending her off in style, and honoring her incredible legacy here in New York at the fabulous Etsy Headquarters in DUMBO. There will be some truly special guests in attendance to bid Pam farewell on the next phase of her career. More details coming soon
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
Two Summerworks plays named TOP TEN
Sara Holdren of New York Magazine’s Vulture named Alex Borinsky’s OF GOVERNMENT and Heidi Schreck’s WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME in her Top Ten shows of the year! Read more about Heidi and Alex’s Summerworks experience HERE
A Superlab with writers' group alum Will Arbery
We’re Superlab-ing Will’s play EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING, directed by Dustin Wills, and featuring Ned Eisenberg, Keira Naughton, Larry Powell and Rachel Sachnoff. Join us Friday Dec 15 at 3pm at Playwrights Horizons to hear what they’ve been up to
SUPERLAB is back!
The first Superlab of the season is Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play. Come listen with us – Friday Oct 27 at 2pm at Playwrights Horizons
Announcing the 17/18 Early-Career Writers' Group
The fifth round of our writers’ group is underway, with eight playwrights we’re excited about: Charly Simpson, Abby Rosebrock, Ren Dara Santiago, William Glick, Chloé Hayat, Jordan Baum, Katie Hathaway and Daaimah Mubashshir
Institutional support for Clubbed Thumb is generously provided by:
• The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York Theater Program • The Arkay Foundation • The Axe-Houghton Foundation • The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation • The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation • The Department of Cultural Affairs • The Howard Gilman Foundation • The Jerome Robbins Foundation • The John Golden Fund • The Lucille Lortel Foundation • Mental Insight Foundation • The National Endowment for the Arts • New York Community Trust • New York State Council on the Arts • Off Broadway Angels • The Rockefeller Brothers Fund • The Richenthal Foundation • SEG Voices • The Shiva Foundation • The Shubert Foundation • The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust • The Tow Foundation • The Venturous Theater Fund