What's Happening!

  • 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

  • The 2017 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission is now open for submissions!

    Attention playwrights: send us your idea for our next commission! The CT Biennial Commission comes with $15,000 plus two years of development support. See the prompt and submit your idea HERE

  • Meet the new Directing Fellows

    We’re pleased to introduce you to the 2017/18 Clubbed Thumb Directing Fellows: Sarah Hughes, Taylor Reynolds and Lily Riopelle. This fall they’ll work on newly commissioned plays by playwrights Xavier Galva, Will Arbery and MJ Kaufman with student actors from Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and in January we’ll present those plays with professional casts at our third-annual WINTERWORKS. Read more about the directors and the program HERE

  • THANK YOU!!!

    A giant THANK YOU to the many many artists, production and technical staff, interns, volunteers, and audiences who made Summerworks 2017 an incredible success. We are immensely proud of this season, and are already getting excited for the fall. Stay tuned for information on our next Biennial Commission; the third iteration of our Directing Fellowship, and so much more – coming soon!

Summerworks 2017

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

Tickets $25 | Students: $20 | Festival Pass $60

THE WORLD MY MAMA RAISED

written by Ariel Stess

directed by Kip Fagan

with: Jordan Baum, Ben Beckley, Reyna de Courcy, Ethan Dubin, Zoë Geltman, Mike Iveson, Annie McNamara, Ronald Peet, Madeline Wise and Danny Wolohan

Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (costume design), Eric Southern (lighting design), Palmer Hefferan (sound design), Ilana Olken (production stage manager)

Violet has a new frenemy with benefits. Henry is being released from prison with only his church clothes and some bus fare. Violet’s dad is learning how to read. And… the school day is nearly over, but it’s only 10 AM.

May 20th – May 30th, 2017

Of Government

written by Alex Borinsky

directed by Jeremy Bloom

with: Emily Davis, Beth Dixon, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Beth Griffith, Mia Katigbak, Keilly McQuail, Melle Powers, Socorro Santiago and Stacey Yen.

Carolyn Mraz (scenic design), Heather McDevitt Barton (costume design), Seth Reiser (lighting design), Leah Gelpe (sound design), Joe White (composer) Fatimah Amill (production stage manager)

The adventures of Barb the Teacher, Deb the Seeker, Heidi the Helper, Tawny the Addict and a host of others. With songs! Presented by Miss Marjorie Blain, her students, and members of the community. Light refreshments will be provided.

June 5th – June 15th, 2017

commissioned by and co-produced with True Love Productions

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION
MEANS TO ME

written by Heidi Schreck

directed by Oliver Butler

with: Heidi Schreck, Danny Wolohan and Rosdely Ciprian.

Rachel Hauck (scenic design), Michael Krass (costume design), Jennifer Schriever (lighting design), Sinan Refik Zafar (sound design), Ashley-Rose Galligan (production stage manager)

It’s 1989 and Heidi is trying to earn enough money to go to college by giving speeches about the Constitution in American Legion Halls across the country. When she loses the first round to Becky Dobbins because her speech isn’t personal enough, she decides to go deep. Starting with her great great grandmother, a mail-order bride who died of “melancholia,” she traces the effects of a single sentence of the Ninth Amendment on generations of women in her family – and on the violent men they married.

June 21st – July 1st, 2017