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 2014

41-DERFUL

written & directed by Jenny Schwartz
set by Arnulfo Maldonado
costumes by Tilly Grimes
lights by Matt Frey
sound by Brandon Wolcott
associate director Knud Adams
stage manager Anne Huston

with Griffin FreyNathan Lee GrahamAnnie McNamaraand Paul Thureen

May 30 – June 8, 2014

I’M PRETTY FUCKED UP
written by Ariel Stess
directed by Kip Fagan
set by Andromache Chalfant
costumes by Jessica Pabst
lights by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew
sound by Daniel Kluger
stage manager Ellen Goldberg

with Lauren AnnunziataSeth ClaytonAlexander FloresBen HollandsworthAna NogueiraBonnie WhiteDanny Wolohan and Colleen Werthmann

“Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks Festival fields another tremendous production–exquisitely cast, cleverly designed and directed with warmth and ease.” – Helen Shaw, Time Out NY

 

June 13 – June 22, 2014

16 WORDS OR LESS
written by Peggy Stafford
directed by Portia Krieger
set by Daniel Zimmerman
costumes by Sydney Maresca
lights by Mike Inwood
sound by Stowe Nelson
stage manager Danielle Teague-Daniels

with Crystal FinnDonnetta Lavinia GraysNeal HuffMia KatigbakCaitlin O’ConnellJessica Rothe and Clayton Dean Smith

June 26 – July 5, 2014