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  • 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

  • THE REST I MAKE UP RETURNS TO MOMA

    Lovers of Maria Irene Fornes should check out Michelle Memran’s documentary on her life and work, The Rest I Make Up, running at MoMA August 23rd through 29th. Details 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 2012

Takarazuka!!!

by Susan Soon He Stanton
directed by Lear deBessonet

Sets Mimi Lien
Costumes Paul Carey
Lights Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design/Musical Direction Dave Malloy
Choreography Tracy Bersley 
Stage Manager Megan Schwarz Dickert

with Jennifer IkedaBrooke Ishibashi, Paul JuhnGlenn Kubota, and Angela Lin

May 26- June 4th

Motel Cherry

By Peggy Stafford
Directed by Meghan Finn
Sets by Daniel Zimmerman
Costumes by Tilly Grimes
Lights by Brian Aldous
Sound by Shane Rettig
Stage Manager Travis Brendle
with Noe​l Allain, Francis Benhamou, Eboni Booth, Steven Boyer, Boo Killebrew, Linda Marie Larson, DJ Mendel, Mike Shapiro, and Monique Vukovic

June 21-June 30

Luther

By Ethan Lipton

Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

Sets by Arnulfo Maldonado

Costumes by Jessica Pabst

Lights by Lucrecia Briceno

Sound by Brandon Wolcott

Stage Manager Mary Spadoni

with John Ellison Conlee, Crystal Finn, Gibson Frazier, Kelly Mares, Bobby Moreno, and Pete Simpson

June 8-June 17