What's Happening!

  • 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.

  • 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 2000

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

Beach

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

Downwinders

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

Inky

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