What's Happening!


    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.


    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



In which two thirteen-year-old boys stuck in the ‘burbs in the ’80s stumble upon punk rock and it’s hot and fast and angry and ALIVE like nothing they’ve ever seen or sniffed before.

by Gregory Moss
directed by Davis McCallum

With Alex Anfanger, Matt Burns, Carie Kawa, Michael Zegen
Sets by Lee Savage
Lights by Miranda K Hardy
Costumes by Chloe Chapin
Sound by Dave Malloy
Puppets by Kathleen Kennedy Tobin

June 6-13, 2009

Precious Little

In which a pregnant linguist finds unexpected comfort sitting at the cage of a strange, compelling gorilla.

by Madeleine George
directed by Hal Brooks

With Emily Ackerman, Randy Danson, Kelly McCreary
Sets by Alexis Distler
Lights by Lucrecia Briceno
Costumes by Becky Lasky
Original Music and Sound Design by The Broken Chord Collective

June 14-20, 2009


In which a group of physically disabled fundraisers convenes at Dunkin’ Donuts to celebrate, detox, squabble, flirt, and become a family … or not.

by Kristin Newbom
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

With Birgit Huppuch, Greg Keller, Christina Kirk, Andrew Weems, Debargo Sanyal
Sets by Sue Rees
Lights by Garin Marschall
Costumes by Kirche Leigh Zeile
Sound and Video by Leah Gelpe Salamon

June 21-27, 2009