What's Happening!

  • SUMMERWORKS STARTS NOW!

    Our 23rd Annual Summerworks is underway – running May 19 through June 30 at the Wild Project – CLICK HERE for details on the shows, as well as the schedule for our Early-Career Writers’ Group reading series

  • 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

Script Submissions

Clubbed Thumb develops and produces plays that are funny, strange and provocative. If you’ve not seen our work, look through our production history and read some of the plays we have produced (in our anthology or published elsewhere) before submitting.

Beyond our aesthetic criteria, Clubbed Thumb will only accept play submissions that fall within these basic guidelines:

  • Unproduced in New York City
  • Running time of 90 min or less
  • Intermissionless
  • Includes substantial and challenging roles for women
  • Has at least three characters
  • Do not re-submit plays we have responded to; only submit one play at a time


To submit a play, fill out the form and upload a PDF below. Additionally, provide a synopsis, your familiarity with Clubbed Thumb, and why you believe this play is a good fit for us.

Finally, we are a small organization and it can take some time to get through submissions. Thank you for your patience.

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