General Submission Policy

DUE TO OVERWHELMING NUMBER OF SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY PLAYS AT THIS TIME. Please check back in a few months to see if we are accepting scripts again. 


Clubbed Thumb will accept submissions that fall within the following guidelines:

  • Unproduced in New York City
  • Running time: 90 min or under.
  • Intermissionless
  • Must feature substantial and challenging roles for both men and women
  • At least a 3 character cast
  • Clubbed Thumb produces plays that are funny, strange, and provocative. Please check out our history area to get a feeling for our sensibility and a selected chronology.

Please do not send scripts that fall outside these guidelines.




The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission was created to encourage the writing of plays that in addition to our other guidelines consider the relationships between truth, power, history, and personal responsibility. For each commission, Clubbed Thumb will ask a question or pose a theme to serve as a jumping-off point for this examination.