What's Happening!

  • THIS WEEK WE'RE WORKSHOPPING TWO COMMISSIONS

    We’re delighted to have nearly 20 artists in the building this week working on two of our current commissions. We’ll have a presentation of each, but seating is very limited – let us know if you can join and we’ll send along the info

    The Woman’s Party by Rinne Groff, directed by GT Upchurch — Friday, Dec 7th at 1:00pm.  and Spindle Shuttle Needle by Gab Reisman, directed by Tamilla Woodard — Saturday, Dec 8th at 3:30pmRSVP to joan@clubbedthumb.org

  • CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH CLUBBED THUMB

    Join us as we celebrate all we’ve done in 2018! There’ll be a big pot of gløgg, dancing around the tree, our signature strange and unusual traditions — and who knows, YOU might be the Troll King this year. It’s free – but do RSVP so we know how large of a marzipan pig to make

  • SUPERLAB RETURNS

    We’re back in Superlab this week, working on We Are Radios, by Chana Porter, with composer Ted Hearne, directed by Adam Greenfield and featuring Bill Buell, Tomás Cruz, Gregg Mozgala, Alex Flores, Kristine Haruna Lee and Annette O’Toole. Join us on Friday, Oct 12th at 3pm to hear the play —
    RSVP to joan@clubbedthumb.org

  • QUINN CORBIN JOINS THE CLUBBED THUMB STAFF AS ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR

    We first met Quinn many years ago, when she was working as a literary agent for Gersh; in fact it was she who sent us a play by and urged us to meet with a talented young playwright named Jaclyn Backhaus. Since then, Quinn has been building her skills with fundraising and events, as well as reading plays and adjudicating awards for institutions across the country–and so comes to us with the perfect mix of experiences we were looking for. She’s great, we’re lucky to have her on our team, and we can’t wait for you to get to know her at an upcoming event.

  • MEET THE 2018/2019 EARLY-CAREER WRITERS' GROUP

    We’re excited to introduce you to (and get to know ourselves) eight writers, nominated by our mid-career alumni community, who will meet over the coming season – culminating in presentations of their work during Summerworks. They are: Alexander Paris, April Ranger, Emma Goidel, Lily Akerman, Lizzie Stern, Sanaz Toossi, T. Adamson and Zhu Yi – learn more about them HERE

  • 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

  • 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.

Freakshow

A group of traveling freak show performers who reveal a deep humanity underneath their crowd-drawing deformities.

by Carson Kreitzer
directed by Pam MacKinnon

With Meg MacCary, Shawn Fagan, Frank Dowd, Steven Rattazzi, Lisa Rothe, David Wilcox and Carla Harting
Sets by Hallie Zieselman
Costumes by Jeannette McDougall
Lights by DM Wood

June 3 – 20, 1999

Freakshow pictured: Frank Dowd, David Wilcox, Steven Rattazzi; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: Carla Harting, Shawn Fagan, Frank Dowd; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: Meg MacCary, Steven Rattazzi; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: Frank Dowd, Lisa Rothe, Meg MacCary, Carla Harting, Steven Rattazzi, Shawn Fagan; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: David Wilcox, Meg MacCary, Lisa Rothe; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: Carla Harting, Steven Rattazzi; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: Carla Harting, Shawn Fagan; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: Shawn Fagan; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: Meg MacCary; photo by: Scott Adkins
Freakshow pictured: Frank Dowd, Steven Rattazzi; photo by: Scott Adkins