What's Happening!

  • PLANO IS UP AND RUNNING!!

    Congratulations to the incredible team of artists who worked tirelessly to re-mount (and revise) last summer’s production of Plano. Reviews are in and it’s a hit (see Sara Holdren’s HERE; Helen Shaw’s HERE and Zachary Stewart’s HERE – just to name a few). Four weeks of performances remain, but tickets are moving fast -get yours HERE

  • HAPPY OPENING TO HEIDI SCHRECK AND THE WHOLE CONSTITUTION TEAM

    We’re thrilled to be above-the-title on a Broadway show for the first time, and doubly thrilled it is with our much beloved production from Summerworks 2017, What The Constitution Means to Me. Running now for a limited time at the Helen Hayes Theater – tickets and info HERE

  • SUPERLAB: FEATURING ANGELA HANKS

    This week we’re giving Angela Hanks’s 2017 Biennial Commission Bodies they Ritual the Superlab treatment. Join us on Friday, March 15 at 3pm to hear the play, directed by Jeremy Bloom

  • ANNOUNCING SUMMERWORKS 2019

    Our 24th Annual Mini-Season of New Plays! Featuring: Lunch Bunch by Sarah Einspanier, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad; You Never Touched the Dirt by Zhu Yi, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll; and King Philip’s Head Is Still On That Pike Just Down The Road by Daniel Glenn, directed by Caitlin Ryan O’Connell. Read more and get your pass HERE

  • JOIN US FOR SUPERLAB

    This week we’re working on Daniel Glenn’s King Philip’s Head is Still on That Pike Just Down the Road, directed by Caitlin Ryan O’Connell – join us on Tuesday, February 19th at 3pm to hear the play. RSVP to joan@clubbedthumb.org

  • SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL CLUBBED THUMB GALA: Monday, April 22nd, 2019

    CHANGING THE STORY: Honoring Heidi Schreck, Jaclyn Backhaus and Sarah DeLappe, and celebrating their feminist disruption of the American Theater. More details to come

  • WINTERWORKS 2019 HAS COME TO AN END

    Thank you to the 35 artists and nearly 400 audience members who supported the work of our18/19 Directing Fellows: Tara Ahmadinejad, Sarah Blush and Kate Eminger. It was a great six months with these directors, and we look forward to a long relationship with each of them. Read more about them, and the program, HERE

  • Playwright Vivian Barnes has been awarded our 2018 open-application commission!

    We just met Vivian at our holiday party, and didn’t think we had read her work—-or were about to give her $10,000! We look forward to getting to know her and working together over the next few years.

     

    The panel–which included Jaclyn Backhaus, Migdalia Cruz, April Matthis, and CT’s Michael Bulger and Maria Striar–read 140 anonymous proposals, selecting Vivian’s for the grand prize, and awarding five finalists $1,000 each: Kori AlstonPhillip HowzeDeneen Reynolds-KnottRuth Tang and Andrea Thome.

     

    12 semi-finalists were also named: John J Caswell, Jr., Preston Choi, Daniella De Jesus, Noah Diaz, Georgina Escobar, Deepali Gupta, Kristine Haruna Lee, Daniel K. Isaac, Julia Izumi, Garrett Kim, Johnny Lloyd and Maia Matsushita. Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who applied!

  • 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

SUMMERWORKS 2000

Medea Eats

 
by Adam Bock
directed by Pam MacKinnon
 
With Gary Brownlee, Lars Hanson, Seth Herzog, Gretchen Lee Krich, Meg MacCary, Rizwan Manji, Kimberly Ross, Maria Striar, John Wellmann and Mather Zickel
 
Sets by Matthew Anderson
Costumes by Liza Siegler
Lights by DM Wood
Sound by Reed Robins
 
Medea’s fabulous dinner party is ruined when her tycoon husband brings home yet another new date.
 
June 8 – 24, 2000

The Doctor of Last Resort

 
by Rachel Sheinkin
directed by Elizabeth Stevens
 
With Peter J. Crosby, Nicole Halmos, Ian Helfer, Ali Marsh and Erich Strom
 
Sets by Daniel Meeker
Costumes by Louisa Thompson
Lights by Daniel Meeker
Sound by Matthew Ezold
 
A para-psychiatrist, his wry receptionist and an overly emphatic patient find that one person’s sickness is another person’s cure.
 
June 15-16, 2000

Beach

 
by Ann Marie Healy
directed by Shawn Fagan
 
With C. Andrew Bauer, Jeremy Schwartz, Josh Conklin, Austin Jones, Larissa Kiel, Natasha Price, Sara Sommervold and Matt Wiens
 
Sets by Ethan Crenson
Costumes by Meredith Palin
Lights by Michael O’Connor
 
Catch Flip, Gigi, and their pals during their summer of lust and betrayal.
 
June 22 – 24, 2000

Downwinders

 
by Erin Courtney
directed by Maria Striar
 
With John McAdams, Meg MacCary, Jenny Penny Curry, Austin Jones, Ian Helfer, Robert Alexander Owens, Jeremy Schwartz, Mark Shanahan, Andre Canty, Gary Brownlee and Mather Zickel
 
Sets by Andrew Cavanaugh Holland
Costumes by Jeannette McDougall
Lights by Randy Glickman
Sound by Jason Fitzgerald
 
Action — Speed — Excitement
 
October 26 – November 18, 2000
 
at Walkerspace

Inky

 
by Rinne Groff
directed by Emma Griffin
 
a co-production with SALT
 
With Maria Striar, Maria Porter, Mahlon Stewart and Camila Jones
 
Sets by Louisa Thompson
Costumes by Meredith Palin
Lights by Mark Barton
Sound by Noah Scalin
 
When it came to fighting, they were the greatest. Now the new nanny has got ’em on the ropes.
 
January 20 – February 12, 2000
 
at Altered Stages