What's Happening!

  • YOU'RE INVITED TO THE WOMAN'S PARTY

    Originally scheduled for Summerworks 2020, The Woman’s Party by Rinne B. Groff has been adapted into a three-party video series directed by Tara Ahmadinejad, which will begin airing April 22nd. It’s free to watch, but registration is required – you can do that HERE

  • ANNOUNCING WINTERWORKS 2021: NEW BEGINNINGS

    We’ve spent the last four months in conversation with the eight Directing Fellows, discussing craft, process and our industry (among other things). We are thrilled to now introduce you to their work, as they present short performances, each taking different shapes and experienced on different platforms, but working from the same set of prompts.

    Some projects will be open to all, and some will be experienced by very few audience members – and everything is free to attend. We hope you’ll be intrigued to join us for one or many. We’ll roll out updates regularly – so stay tuned! CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

  • EAT YOUR FEELINGS - three short videos about taking care of ourselves and each other

    Over the past few months we’ve been commissioning Clubbed Thumb artists to make short videos while we wait for theaters to re-open. We’re pleased to bring you the first installment of this initiative, a series created by Directing Fellowship alumnae Kate HopkinsKate Eminger and Caitlin Sullivan.

     

    It began as a chance to check-in with various CT artists during the pandemic – but quickly became a much deeper investigation of our community, of how we rely on one another, and how we might rebuild and reimagine a better future. This first episode features actress, playwright and good friend Crystal Finn cooking with her daughter Delphina (follow along from home with the recipe on the left).


    The series also features an organization which started in March to address food insecurity in New York – EV Loves NYC. Their work is crucial and ongoing, and we hope the videos inspire you to spread the word about what they do, volunteer and donate. They need our help.

    Click here to learn more & donate to EV Loves NYC

     

    And stay tuned for two more episodes, featuring Chinaza Uche & Caitlin Zoz and Mel Ng – as well as more commissioned work from a variety of Clubbed Thumb artists, coming soon to CT/TV!

  • Clubbed Thumb & Brown University Virtual Reading Series, December 7th and 9th

    We’re proud to partner with Brown University’s MFA Playwriting Program this fall to bring you readings of two recent graduates’ plays:

    On the Y-Axis by Lucas Baisch, directed by Josiah Davis
    The Executrix by Emma Horwitz, directed by Sarah Blush

    December 7th and 9th at 4pm and 7pm EST – RSVP HERE

  • We are pleased to announce the 2020/21 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellows

    We struggled mightily to recalibrate this program in light of the many forces the last 7 months have brought to bear. This year’s iteration will take a very different shape than in years past, and we’re delighted to go on this journey of discovery with an expanded group of eight fellows: Leonie Bell, Nana Dakin, Michaela Escarcega, Estefanía Fadul, Rachel Gita Karp, Arpita Mukherjee, Keenan Oliphant and Joan Sergay and four mentors: Anne Kauffman, Daniel Aukin, Niegel Smith and Laurie Woolery. Read more about them HERE

  • Congratulations to the 2020 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission winners, finalists and semifinalists

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Biennial Commission: Francesca Pazniokas and Jacob Perkins and to the 10 finalists and semifinalists also awarded this year. Read more HERE

  • What the Constitution Means to Me streaming on Amazon Prime, starting October 16th

    Though the national tour is on hold, you can still catch Heidi Schreck’s beloved play (which originated in Summerworks 2017) before the election.

    Filmed during their last week on Broadway, and directed for the screen by Marielle Heller, What the Constitution Means to Me will stream on Amazon Prime beginning October 16th.

  • Meet the next Early-Career Writers' Group

    We’re excited to get to know these eight writers over the course of the coming year, and to welcome them into the Clubbed Thumb fold: Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Allyson Dwyer, Nazareth Hassan, Johnny Lloyd, Cristina Luzárraga, Kathy Ng, Hanna Novak & Ruth Tang.

    They’ll be sharing their work (by Zoom for now) over the next eight months (and we hope to share it with you after that). Learn more about them HERE.

SUMMERWORKS 2006

I Have Loved Strangers

by Anne Washburn
directed by Johanna McKeon

With Jeff Biehl, Elliotte Crowell, Laura Flanagan, Jennifer R. Morris, James Stanley, Jay Smith, T. Ryder Smith

Sets by Michael Carnahan
Costumes by Carol Ann Pelletier
Lights by Driscoll Otto
Sound by Emily Wright
Choreography by Karinne Keithley

In which true prophets, false prophets, and non-prophets battle for the salvation of ancient New York.

June 4 – 10, 2006

Alice the Magnet

by Erin Courtney
directed by Pam MacKinnon

With Cohlie Brocato, Maria Dizzia, Sheri Graubert, Quentin Maré

Sets by Sue Rees
Costumes by Kirche Leigh Zeile
Lights by Dans Maree Sheehan
Sound by Jeremy J. Lee

In which an influential self-improvement guru suddenly finds herself the one who needs help.

June 11 – 17, 2006

Quail

by Rachel Hoeffel
directed by Kip Fagan

With Gerry Bamman, Zuleyma Guevara, Elizabeth Meriwether, Benjamin Pelteson, Everett Quinton

Sets by David Evans Morris
Costumes by Jessica Pabst
Lights by Garin Marschall
Original Music/Sound Design by Eric Shim

In which a paranoid paralegal negotiates loss, cigarette smoke, and sex in the supply closet.

June 18 – 24, 2006

TAKE 5 

(16 five-minute playlets based on the last half-decade)

Featuring the works of David Adjmi, Scott Adkins, Deron Bos, Andy Bragen, Kirsten Greenidge, Jason Grote, Kristin Kosmas, Julie Marie Myatt, Kristen Palmer, Molly Rice, Sonya Sobieski, Adam Szymkowicz, Alison Tatlock, Chris Wells, Gary Winter, and Anna Ziegler.

Direction by Scott Adkins, Sarah Benson, Samuel Buggeln, Mallory Catlett, Shana Gold, Maria Goyanes, Josh Hecht, Kristin Kosmas, Lou Morena, Brooke O’Harra, Katie Pearl, Mike Shapiro, Sarah Sunde, Chris Wells, Miriam Weiner, and Paul Willis.

These past five years have included more change than most, but in the shadow of all the Time Magazine-sized events are equally interesting stories, from the papers as well as from our own lives. People lose all their hair, paper fortunes are lost, waves of diet programs sweep the nation, seemingly ubiquitous celebrities disappear from view, extreme weather cycles shift. Come to the Ohio by 8pm on the 31st for this special (and we mean that in a slightly mysterious way) presentation, and help us usher in our 11th festival of new work. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 8pm

What Then

by Rinne Groff
directed by Hal Brooks

With Andrew Dolan, Meg MacCary, Piter Marek, Merritt Wever

Sets by Jo Winiarski
Costumes by Kirche Leigh Zeile
Lights by Kirk Bookman
Sound by Jill BC DuBoff

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

January 7 – 28, 2006