What's Happening!

  • THANK YOU

    to everyone who celebrated Pam MacKinnon with us at our gala this past Monday, and to everyone who couldn’t be there but contributed to the event–it was a huge success and we were touched and honored by the outpour of support

    Check out some photos of the event on facebook–and there’s still time to contribute to the 18/19 Directing Fellowship HERE

  • Announcing Summerworks 2018

    Our 23rd Annual Mini-Season of new work will feature: TIN CAT SHOES by Trish Harnetiaux, directed by Knud Adams; WILDER GONE by Angela Hanks; and PLANO by Will Arbery, directed by Taylor Reynolds. Read more and get your festival pass HERE

  • Applications for the 2018/19 Directing Fellowship are now closed

    Thank you to the many directors who applied to next season’s fellowship. We will conduct an interview process over the coming months, and the selected fellows will be announced this summer

  • Congratulations Pam!

    Our dear friend Pam MacKinnon will be the next Artistic Director of the esteemed American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco–a thrilling next step for her and a big win for the West Coast. So, save the date because on Monday April 30th we’re sending her off in style, and honoring her incredible legacy here in New York at the fabulous Etsy Headquarters in DUMBO. There will be some truly special guests in attendance to bid Pam farewell on the next phase of her career. More details coming soon

  • 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

  • Two Summerworks plays named TOP TEN

    Sara Holdren of New York Magazine’s Vulture named Alex Borinsky’s OF GOVERNMENT and Heidi Schreck’s WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME in her Top Ten shows of the year! Read more about Heidi and Alex’s Summerworks experience HERE

  • A Superlab with writers' group alum Will Arbery

    We’re Superlab-ing Will’s play EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING, directed by Dustin Wills, and featuring Ned Eisenberg, Keira Naughton, Larry Powell and Rachel Sachnoff. Join us Friday Dec 15 at 3pm at Playwrights Horizons to hear what they’ve been up to

  • SUPERLAB is back!

    The first Superlab of the season is Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play. Come listen with us – Friday Oct 27 at 2pm at Playwrights Horizons

  • Announcing the 17/18 Early-Career Writers' Group

    The fifth round of our writers’ group is underway, with eight playwrights we’re excited about: Charly Simpson, Abby Rosebrock, Ren Dara Santiago, William Glick, Chloé Hayat, Jordan Baum, Katie Hathaway and Daaimah Mubashshir

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