What's Happening!


    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.


    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


Underground Goddess

written & performed by Abigail Gampel
With Frank Dowd, Kenny Mellman and C.M. Gampel
Stage Manager Christina Prestia
Sound by Viktoras Vaituzis
Lights by Jay Worthington

June 6 – 15, 1998

Dirty Little Secrets

by Jeffrey M. Jones
directed by Page Burkholder

With Karri Jinkins, Meg MacCary, Jennifer Costello and Trevor A. Williams
Lights by Jay Worthington

June 13 – 15, 1998

Summer Play

by Erin Courtney
directed by Pam MacKinnon

With Meg MacCary, Maria Striar, Trevor A. Williams, Dan Illian, Lars Hanson, Alison Tatlock and Kate Hampton
Sets by Matthew Smith
Costumes by Cristina Ruales-Desrosiers
Lights by Mark Barton

July 7 – 19, 1998

Sex (aka Wieners and Boobs)

by Joe LoTruglio, Michael Showalter, and David Wain
directed by a cast of thousands

With Shari Albert, Ian Helfer, Nina Hellman, Todd Holoubek, Joe LoTruglio, Zak Orth, Peter Salett, Michael Showalter and David Wain
Produced by Tori Chickering
Music Composed and Performed by Peter Salett
Choreography by Cynthia Bueschel
Lights by Jay Zaretsky
Projected Images by Kirsten Brannen

Nothing Human Disgusts Me

written & performed
by Jan Munroe