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

What Then

January 7 – 28, 2006

“Hal Brooks expertly directs his talented cast of four in a superior example of ensemble work.”
– Karl Levett, Backstage, 01/18/06
What Then by Rinne Groff

What Then

by Rinne Groff,
directed by Hal Brooks

Summerworks 2006

May 31 – June 24
at The Ohio Theatre

“Directed with precision by Pam MacKinnon, the cast [of “Alice the Magnet”] mimes every last recess of messy ambiguity, exploiting the premise that nothing, save perhaps a direction of a magnetic compass, has a true polar opposite.”
– Terri Galvin, nytheatre.com, 06/11/06
I Have Loved Strangers by Anne Washburn

I Have Loved Strangers

by Anne Washburn,
directed by Johanna McKeon

Alice the Magnet by Erin Courtney

Alice the Magnet

by Erin Courtney,
directed by Pam MacKinnon

Quail by Rachel Hoeffel


by Rachel Hoeffel,
directed by Kip Fagan

Opening Night Event:
Wednesday, May 31 — Take 5 »»