What's Happening!

  • 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!)

  • 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

SPRINGWORKS 2003

Design Your Kitchen

Design Your Kitchen weaves together the narratives of an adolescent aspiring Henny Youngman, a romantically doomed Italian-American couple, and the slacker employees of a dubious goverment agency, culminating in a search for fullfillment at a kitchen remodeling expo.

by Kate E. Ryan
directed by Robert Davenport

With Jeremy Alan Richards, Annie McNamara, Vin Knight, Gail Dennison, Abigail Lopez, Lawrence Jansen, Natasha Price, Harrison Hogan, Deron Bos and Tricia McAlpin
Sets by Andrew Cavanaugh Holland
Costumes by Liam O’Brien
Lights by Les Dickert
Sound by Michael Newman

April 14 – 17, 2003

Somewhere Someplace Else

A married mid-western woman comes to visit her sister in New York City, in the Smallest Apartment in the World. And stays. And stays. Ronnie, Jeanine, and
the people who pass through their lives search the big city for pockets of hope, a glimpse of purpose, and a little privacy.

by Ann Marie Healy
directed by Annie Dorsen

With Mara Stephens, Laura Heisler, Ryan Shogren, Andrew Weems and Todd Cerveris
Sets by David Korins
Costumes by Junghyun Georgia Lee
Lights by Ben Stanton
Sound by Fitz Patton

April 11 – May 3, 2003

Late: A Cowboy Song

Mary finds respite from the endless series of holidays with her broke husband by drinking soup at the local Chinese restaurant with Red, a high school girlfriend who has become a Pittsburgh cowboy.

by Sarah Ruhl
directed by Debbie Saivetz

With Carla Harting, Addie Johnson and Mather Zickel
Sets by Andromache Chalfant
Costumes by Eric Hall
Lights by Steve O’Shea
Sound by Bray Poor
Music by Michael Escamilla

April 21 – 24, 2003

The Typographer’s Dream

In which a typographer, a stenographer and a geographer obsess about their professions, their identities, and Canada, over dinner and several bottles of wine.

by Adam Bock
directed by Drew Barr

With Kate Hampton, Meg MacCary and Dan Snook
Sets by David Morris
Costumes by Kim Gill
Lights by Juliet Chia

February 1 – 23, 2003