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 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