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

MOB_ClubbedThumb_Ad CRITICS’ PICK!!. “A rollicking history pageant…brought to infectiously vivid life…Rendered in a carefully exaggerated style that both teases and cozies up to the clichés of the archetypal hero adventurer.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“The very best thing about Men on Boats, and there are many contenders for this title, is watching an ensemble of stellar female performers traverse the tricky terrain of American westward expansion…a smart, funny, poignant meditation on gender and historical memory, speaking as convincingly to our own time as any drama set in the present day.” – Miriam Felton-Dansky, Village Voice

FOUR STARS! Simply the best acting ensemble Off Broadway. ” – David Cote, Time Out NY

Playwrights Horizons & Clubbed Thumb Present
MEN ON BOATS
by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by Will Davis
set by Arnulfo Maldonado
costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter
lights by Solomon Weisbard
sound by Jane Shaw
production stage manager Erin Gioia Albrecht

with Jocelyn Bioh, Hannah Cabell, Danielle Davenport,Danaya Esperanza, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Birgit Huppuch, Elizabeth Kenny, Layla Khoshnoudi, Kelly McAndrew, and Kristen Sieh.

July 20 – August 21
Opening night: Monday, August 1, 2016

Men On Boats was originally produced by Clubbed Thumb in Summerworks 2015.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.

MEN ON BOATS. Photo by Elke Young.