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

SUMMERWORKS 2004

Of a White Christmas

In which a woman becomes an architect and builds a dream house, but only in her dreams.

by Rinne Groff
directed by Trip Cullman

With Derek Lucci, Meg MacCary, Ken Marks, Susan Pourfar
Sets by Robin Vest
Costumes by Alejo Vietti
Lights by Paul Whitaker
Composer Joe Popp
Sound/Additional Music by Fitz Patton

June 6 – 12, 2004

Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake)

In which a young girl asks for seven Very Strange Objects for Christmas, and her perpetually perplexed mother complies.

by Sheila Callaghan
directed by Katie Pearl

With David Brooks, Flora Diaz, Effie Johnson, Anne McNamara, Michael Stumm
Sets by Andrew Cavanaugh Holland
Costumes by Jessica Gaffney
Lights by Garin Marschall
Composer/Sound by Sxip Shirey

June 13 – 19, 2004

Those Who Can, Do

In which an idealistic young woman embarks on a hilarious and sinister journey into the perils of the American education system.

by Brighde Mullins
directed by Maria Mileaf

With Brienin Bryant, Patricia Buckley, Pamela Gray, Irene McDonnell, Maria Striar 
Sets by Timothy R. Mackabee
Costumes by Trillian
Lights by Josh Epstein
Sound by Jeremy J. Lee

June 20 – 26, 2004

Demon Baby

In Demon Baby, an American couple, Art and Wren, move to London for his work. While he’s away she is spurred to extreme and peculiar behavior by her Anxiety — which shows up, sits on her chest, and gives devilish advice.

by Erin Courtney
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

With Glenn Fleshler, Gibson Frazier, Nina Hellman, Leo Kittay, Polly Lee, Patrick McNulty, Heidi Schreck, Mark Shanahan
Sets by David Evans Morris
Costumes by Kirche Leigh Zeile
Lights by Garin Marschall
Sound by Michael Newman

January 9 – 31, 2004