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


by Clare Barron
directed by Portia Krieger
set design by Daniel Zimmerman
costume design by Sarah Laux
lighting design by Derek Wright
sound design by Brandon Wolcott
project design by Bart Cortright
stage manager Lisa McGinn
assistant costumer designer Sarah Gosnell

featuring Danny WolohanDanielle SkraastadIsmenia MendesSusannah Flood and Caitlin O’Connell

May 24-June 2

In which a freak storm knocks down all the trees in town and a prodigal daughter is taught a new way to pray. But the weird weather’s not over yet.

In which a freak storm knocks down all the trees in town and a prodigal daughter is taught a new way to pray. But the weird weather’s not over yet.

– Time Out New York, Baby Screams Miracle

by Jen Silverman
directed by Mike Donahue
set designer Jason Simms
costumer designer Kaye Voyce
lighting designer Burke Brown
sound designer Stowe Nelson
fight direction J. Allen Suddeth
stage manager Devorah Jaffe
assistant costume designer Sarah Gosnell
featuring Gerry Bamman, Christopher Ryan Grant, Bobby Moreno, Chris Myers, Chinasa Ogbuagu and Jeanine Serralles

June 7-16

In which the Creedy brothers trickle home from the war but knock knock! There’s someone at the door looking for payback and your place at the table.

by Gregory S. Moss
directed by Adam Greenfield
set design by David Evans Morris
costume design by Sydney Maresca
lighting design by Gina Scherr
sound design by Shane Rettig
projection design by Bart Cortright
choreography by Nicole Beerman
stage manager Sunny Stapleton
assistant costume designer Audrey Nauman
assistant set designer Kate McCrea
featuring David Wilson Barnes, Bill Buell, Crystal Finn, Rebecca Henderson and Gabe King
June 20-29

In which two Masshole siblings, amid a Hollywood vortex of strip malls and scientologists, square off over how to live like a grown-up.