What's Happening!

  • SUPERLAB RETURNS

    We’re back in Superlab this week, working on We Are Radios, by Chana Porter, with composer Ted Hearne, directed by Adam Greenfield and featuring Bill Buell, Tomás Cruz, Gregg Mozgala, Alex Flores, Kristine Haruna Lee and Annette O’Toole. Join us on Friday, Oct 12th at 3pm to hear the play —
    RSVP to joan@clubbedthumb.org

  • QUINN CORBIN JOINS THE CLUBBED THUMB STAFF AS ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR

    We first met Quinn many years ago, when she was working as a literary agent for Gersh; in fact it was she who sent us a play by and urged us to meet with a talented young playwright named Jaclyn Backhaus. Since then, Quinn has been building her skills with fundraising and events, as well as reading plays and adjudicating awards for institutions across the country–and so comes to us with the perfect mix of experiences we were looking for. She’s great, we’re lucky to have her on our team, and we can’t wait for you to get to know her at an upcoming event.

  • MEET THE 2018/2019 EARLY-CAREER WRITERS' GROUP

    We’re excited to introduce you to (and get to know ourselves) eight writers, nominated by our mid-career alumni community, who will meet over the coming season – culminating in presentations of their work during Summerworks. They are: Alexander Paris, April Ranger, Emma Goidel, Lily Akerman, Lizzie Stern, Sanaz Toossi, T. Adamson and Zhu Yi – learn more about them HERE

  • THANKS FOR COMING TO INDEED, FRIEND!

    Thank you to the many people who made it out to our workshop production of INDEED, FRIEND! by Eliza Bent, directed by Knud Adams, a co-production with Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Click HERE to check out some photos from the show

  • ANNOUNCING A NEW OPEN-APPLICATION COMMISSIONING OPPORTUNITY FOR WRITERS OF COLOR

    Like our Biennial Commission, this application asks that writers respond to a series of prompts with a proposal for a full-length play, which will be read without the readers’ knowledge of the writer’s identity. One or more writers will be awarded (or will share) a $15,000 commission. Read more and submit HERE

  • 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!)

  • 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 2011

Enfrascada

In which Alicia tries to make time go backward, ensnarling her expressive friends, their conjurers, and a lot of jars.

By Tanya Saracho
Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Sets by Steven C. Kemp
Costumes by Emily DeAngelis
Lights by Christian DeAngelis
Sound by Jana Hoglund
Stage Manager Mary Spadoni
With Flora Diaz, Annie Henk, Anna Lamadrid, Jessica Pimentel, Christina Pumariega

June 5-11, 2011

Our Lot
In which three siblings clear out their dead step-dad’s trash. Or is it their legacy? And who gets the haunted van?

By Kristin Newbom and W. David Hancock
Directed by May Adrales
Sets by Timothy Mackabee
Costumes by Alixandra Gage Englund
Lights by Gina Scherr
Sound by Ryan Maeker
Stage Manager Lizzy Lee
With Joanna P. Adler, Nathan Hinton, Mariann Mayberry, Paul Niebanck

June 12-18, 2011

Civilization (All You Can Eat)

In which ambitious gurus, entertainers, wage slaves and a giant pig let their appetites get the better of them.

By Jason Grote
Directed by Seth Bockley
Sets by Laura Jellinek
Costumes by Jessica Pabst
Lights by Raquel Davis
Sound by Shane Rettig
Choreography by Dan Safer
Stage Manager Sunneva Stapleton
With Jeff Biehl, Reyna de Courcy, Melissa Miller, Andres Munar, Melle Powers, Elizabeth Rich, Tony Torn

June 19-25, 2011