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  • THANKS FOR COMING TO INDEED, FRIEND!

    Thank you to the many people who made it out to our workshop production of INDEED, FRIEND! by Eliza Bent, directed by Knud Adams, a co-production with Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Click HERE to check out some photos from the show

  • ANNOUNCING A NEW OPEN-APPLICATION COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITY FOR WRITERS OF COLOR

    Like our Biennial Commission, this application asks that writers respond to a series of prompts with a proposal for a full-length play, which will be read without the readers’ knowledge of the writer’s identity. One or more writers will be awarded (or will share) a $15,000 commission. Read more and submit HERE

  • THE REST I MAKE UP RETURNS TO MOMA

    Lovers of Maria Irene Fornes should check out Michelle Memran’s documentary on her life and work, The Rest I Make Up, running at MoMA August 23rd through 29th. Details HERE

  • ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 DIRECTING FELLOWS

    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.

  • THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT A GREAT SUMMERWORKS

    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!)

  • 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

SUMMERWORKS 1998

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