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

SUMMERWORKS 1997

Waco, Texas, Mon Amour

A house in Texas. A daughter who is pure evil. A negotiator for The Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms. We’re gonna burn, baby.

by Karl Gajdusek
directed by Karl Gajdusek

With Lars Hanson, Elizabeth Juviler, Dennis Fox, Billie James, Dan Illian, Kate Malin and Bob Caccomo
Sets by Vince Mazeau
Costumes by Karen Flood
Lights by Jay Worthington

July 16 – August 3, 1997

Pricked

Lust, nostalgia, and despair: a homecoming play.

by Erin Courtney
directed by Maria Striar

With Carol Holmes, James Urbaniak, Meg MacCary and Jan Munroe
Sets by Erik Fenstad Langdalen
Costumes by Glen Eden Einbinder
Lights by Matthew Smith

July 17 – 19, 1997

Tiny

In a series of heartbreakingly hilarious short scenes, we follow Tiny — a semi-celebrity clown and game show host — as his career implodes in Los Angeles. Faced with increasingly awful failures and embarrassments, will Tiny manage to hold on to his desperate illusion of stardom?

by Bridget Carpenter
directed by Jim Gaylord

June 24 – 26, 1997

Dead Wait

by Carson Kreitzer
directed by Randy White