What's Happening!

  • THANK YOU

    to everyone who celebrated Pam MacKinnon with us at our gala this past Monday, and to everyone who couldn’t be there but contributed to the event–it was a huge success and we were touched and honored by the outpour of support

    Check out some photos of the event on facebook–and there’s still time to contribute to the 18/19 Directing Fellowship HERE

  • Announcing Summerworks 2018

    Our 23rd Annual Mini-Season of new work will feature: TIN CAT SHOES by Trish Harnetiaux, directed by Knud Adams; WILDER GONE by Angela Hanks; and PLANO by Will Arbery, directed by Taylor Reynolds. Read more and get your festival pass HERE

  • Applications for the 2018/19 Directing Fellowship are now closed

    Thank you to the many directors who applied to next season’s fellowship. We will conduct an interview process over the coming months, and the selected fellows will be announced this summer

  • Congratulations Pam!

    Our dear friend Pam MacKinnon will be the next Artistic Director of the esteemed American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco–a thrilling next step for her and a big win for the West Coast. So, save the date because on Monday April 30th we’re sending her off in style, and honoring her incredible legacy here in New York at the fabulous Etsy Headquarters in DUMBO. There will be some truly special guests in attendance to bid Pam farewell on the next phase of her career. More details coming soon

  • 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

  • Two Summerworks plays named TOP TEN

    Sara Holdren of New York Magazine’s Vulture named Alex Borinsky’s OF GOVERNMENT and Heidi Schreck’s WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME in her Top Ten shows of the year! Read more about Heidi and Alex’s Summerworks experience HERE

  • A Superlab with writers' group alum Will Arbery

    We’re Superlab-ing Will’s play EVANSTON SALT COSTS CLIMBING, directed by Dustin Wills, and featuring Ned Eisenberg, Keira Naughton, Larry Powell and Rachel Sachnoff. Join us Friday Dec 15 at 3pm at Playwrights Horizons to hear what they’ve been up to

  • SUPERLAB is back!

    The first Superlab of the season is Larissa FastHorse’s The Thanksgiving Play. Come listen with us – Friday Oct 27 at 2pm at Playwrights Horizons

  • Announcing the 17/18 Early-Career Writers' Group

    The fifth round of our writers’ group is underway, with eight playwrights we’re excited about: Charly Simpson, Abby Rosebrock, Ren Dara Santiago, William Glick, Chloé Hayat, Jordan Baum, Katie Hathaway and Daaimah Mubashshir

SUMMERWORKS 2015

at The Wild Project 195 E. 3rd St. (between Ave. A & B)

D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH

written by Jerry Lieblich
directed by Lee Sunday Evans
set by Brett J. Banakis
costumes by David Hyman
lights by Eric Southern
sound by Brandon Wolcott
production stage manager Kevin Clutz

with Kate BensonBrooke BloomNick ChoksiGeoff Sobelle, and Stacey Yen

“The auspicious opening production of Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks. …Jerry Lieblich’s dizzyingly clever new play…Directed with deceptively easygoing agility by Lee Sunday Evans…Invigorating stagecraft…Five cast members…melt and morph before our eyes with a splendidly assured lack of assurance.”

CRITIC’S PICK!
– Ben BrantleyThe New York Times

“D Deb Debbie Deborah boasts moments of slippery gorgeousness, some of which have to be seen to be believed….another expertly produced Clubbed Thumb Summerworks show, crafted exquisitely to showcase a script…Lieblich has managed the ultimate bit of theatrical prestidigitation. Shazam, folks! Out of nowhere, he appears on the scene.”
FOUR STARS. CRITIC’S PICK!
– Helen ShawTime Out NY

 

May 20 – May 30, 2015

CARD AND GIFT

written by Kate E. Ryan
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
set by Daniel Zimmerman
costumes by Jessica Pabst
lights by Les Dickert
sound by Leah Gelpe
production stage manager Lisa McGinn

with Ella DershowitzLaura EstermanMia KatigbakConnie Ray, and Scott Sowers

In Kate E. Ryan’s “self-effacingly oddball” Card and Gift, “naturalism melts softly into surrealism.”
– Ben BrantleyThe New York Times

“A modern La Brea tar pit, trapping various species of American woman so that a scientifically curious audience can examine them at leisure…incompetent Shana…unworldly Annette…[and] Lila…an artist no longer making but reluctant to be forgotten.”
– Helen ShawTime Out NY

June 4 – June 14, 2015

MEN ON BOATS

written by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by Will Davis
set by Arnulfo Maldonado
costumes by Ásta Bennie Hostetter
lights by Solomon Weisbard
sound by Jane Shaw
production stage manager Sunny Stapleton

with Jess BarbagalloBecca BlackwellHannah CabellDanielle DavenportDanaya EsperanzaDonnetta Lavinia GraysBirgit HuppuchLayla KhoshnoudiKelly McAndrew, and Kristen Sieh

You will surely want to spend time with the hearty title characters of Men on Boats. …A rollicking history pageant…Backhaus’s lively script…brought to infectiously vivid life [by] Will Davis’s highly ingenious direction … The cast, the director and the design team…delightfully recreate the rhythms, rush and terror of life on the water…Rendered in a carefully exaggerated style that both teases and cozies up to the clichés of the archetypal hero adventurer.”
CRITIC’S PICK! – Ben BrantleyThe New York Times

 

June 19 – June 29, 2015

THE WOLVES

Playwrights Horizons Theater School & Clubbed Thumb present
a workshop production of

THE WOLVES
by Sarah DeLappe
directed by Lila Neugebauer

featuring Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Allegra Leal, Allie Leonard, Kelly McAndrew, Amanda Phelan, Susannah Perkins, Frankie Placidi, Deb Trotchine and Sangi Varsano.

set & props by Frankie Olivia, costumes by Machel Ross, lights by Korey-Elizabeth Rushing-Parker, sound by Dan Rider, stage manager Ilana Khanin, asst stage manager Ana M Verde, asst costume designer Tessa Lee, asst producer Taylor Edelhart

September 7 – 11, 2015
at The Robert Moss Theater, 440 Lafayette Street