What's Happening!

  • Winterworks runs January 17 - 21

    You’re invited to Winterworks–aka the presentations of our 2017/18 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellows: Sarah Hughes, Taylor Reynolds and Lily Riopelle, directing newly commissioned plays by Xavier Galva, Will Arbery and MJ Kaufman. Read more about the directors and the program, and RSVP for Winterworks HERE

  • 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

  • Celebrate ALL the holidays with us again this year!

    Join us at our annual holiday party and we’ll make sure you’re filled with gløgg, gingerbread and plenty of holiday cheer. Tue, Dec 19th Starting at 5:30pm, 440 Lafayette St, Fourth Floor. It’s free to attend — RSVP HERE

  • 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

SUMMERWORKS 2006

I Have Loved Strangers

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

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

June 4 – 10, 2006

Alice the Magnet

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

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

June 11 – 17, 2006

Quail

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

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

June 18 – 24, 2006

Take 5

clubbed thumb theater summer works 2006

We ring in the festival on Wednesday, May 31st at 8pm with TAKE 5, featuring 16 five-minute playlets based on the last half-decade.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 8pm
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.

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.

What Then

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

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

January 7 – 28, 2006