What's Happening!

  • Winterworks runs January 17 - 21

    You’re invited to Winterworks–aka the presentations of our 2017/18 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellows: Sarah Hughes, Taylor Reynolds and Lily Riopelle, directing newly commissioned plays by Xavier Galva, Will Arbery and MJ Kaufman. Read more about the directors and the program, and RSVP for Winterworks HERE

  • 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

  • Celebrate ALL the holidays with us again this year!

    Join us at our annual holiday party and we’ll make sure you’re filled with gløgg, gingerbread and plenty of holiday cheer. Tue, Dec 19th Starting at 5:30pm, 440 Lafayette St, Fourth Floor. It’s free to attend — RSVP HERE

  • 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

Script Submissions

Clubbed Thumb develops and produces plays that are funny, strange and provocative. If you’ve not seen our work, look through our production history and read some of the plays we have produced (in our anthology or published elsewhere) before submitting.

Beyond our aesthetic criteria, Clubbed Thumb will only accept play submissions that fall within these basic guidelines:

  • Unproduced in New York City
  • Running time of 90 min or less
  • Intermissionless
  • Includes substantial and challenging roles for women
  • Has at least three characters
  • Do not re-submit plays we have responded to; only submit one play at a time


To submit a play, fill out the form and upload a PDF below. Additionally, provide a synopsis, your familiarity with Clubbed Thumb, and why you believe this play is a good fit for us.

Finally, we are a small organization and it can take some time to get through submissions. Thank you for your patience.

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