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


Medea Eats

Medea’s fabulous dinner party is ruined when her tycoon husband brings home yet another new date.

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

June 8-24, 2000

The Doctor of Last Resort

A para-psychiatrist, his wry receptionist and an overly emphatic patient find that one person’s sickness is another persons cure.

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

June 15-16, 2000


Catch Flip, Gigi, and their pals during their summer of lust and betrayal.

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

June 22-24, 2000


Action — Speed — Excitement

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

October 26 – November 18, 2000
at Walkerspace


When it came to fighting, they were the greatest. Now the new nanny has got ’em on the ropes.

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

January 20 – February 12, 2000
at Altered Stages