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 2008

Gentleman Caller

In which that damn war just keeps going on and on, and three scrappy gals sit and wait and wonder: When will he call?

by Ann Marie Healy
directed by Brooke O’Harra

With Hannah Cabell, Beth Hoyt, Meg MacCary, and Hubert Point-Du Jour
Production Design by Peter Ksander
Costumes by Tara Webb
Sound by Ian Antonio and Russell Greenberg

June 8 – 14, 2008

Vendetta Chrome

In which Vendetta, a late bloomer at a Victorian girls’ school, must save her friends and her family from a legacy of trouble — and it’s all in the dance moves.

by Sally Oswald
directed by Alexis Poledouris

With Jeanine Serralles, Tracee Chimo, Lisa Rafaela Clair, Rebecca Hart, Caroline Tamas, Ariana Venturi, Sam Breslin Wright, Jenny Seastone Stern, Ginger Eckert
Sets by Jason Simms
Costumes by Jessica Pabst
Lights by Gina Scherr
Sound by Joe Varca
Choreography by Tracy Bersley

June 15 – 21, 2008

Slavey

In which Robert and Nora, a couple on the rise, get a big promotion, a bigger house, and a brand new slave.

by Sigrid Gilmer
directed by Robert O’Hara

With Spencer Scott Barros, Glenn Cruz, Amanda Duarte, Tim Frank, Hasani Issa, Jocelyn Kuritsky, Edward Nattenberg, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Gita Reddy, Paco Tolson
Sets by Caleb Levengood
Costumes by Clint Ramos
Lights by Raquel Davis
Sound by Daniel Odham

June 22 – 28, 2008

Amazons and Their Men

The Frau used to make beautiful films for a fascist government. Now she’s trying to direct a film that’s simply beautiful. The Frau casts herself in the lead role of the Amazon queen Penthesilea, who falls for Achilles on the battlefield of the Trojan War. But when her actors start disappearing, it becomes difficult for the Frau to ignore the real war outside her sound stage. Inspired by the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl.

by Jordan Harrison
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

With Gio Perez, Heidi Schreck, Brian Sgambati, and Rebecca Wisocky
Sets by Sue Rees
Lights by Garin Marschall
Costumes by Kirche Leigh Zeile
Sound by Leah Gelpe

January 5-26, 2008
Previews January 3 and 4