past performance

SUMMERWORKS 2017

Our 22nd Season!

showtimes & tickets:

May 20 - July 1

featuring three brand new plays:


THE WORLD MY MAMA RAISED
written by Ariel Stess
directed by Kip Fagan
May 20 – 30 @ 8pm
(No show May 24)

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.

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

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


OF GOVERNMENT
written by Alex Borinsky
directed by Jeremy Bloom
June 5 – 15 @ 8pm
(No show June 11th)

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.

Featuring: Emily Davis, Beth Dixon, Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Beth Griffith, Mia Katigbak, Keilly McQuail, Ana Nogueira, Socorro Santiago and Stacey Yen.

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


a co-production with True Love Productions
WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
written by Heidi Schreck
directed by Oliver Butler
June 21 – July 1 @ 8pm
(No show June 27th)
June 29 @ 4pm

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.

Rachel Hauck (set design), Michael Krass (costume design), Jennifer Schriever (light design), Sinan Zafar (sound design), Heather Robb (composer), David Neumann (choreographer), Ashley-Rose Galligan (production stage manager)

With: Heidi Schreck, Danny Wolohan and Rosdely Ciprian


Plus free afternoon readings of plays by Clubbed Thumb's Early-Career Writers' Group:

A NEW PLAY
by Jess Barbagallo
directed by Tina Satter
Tuesday, June 13th at 3pm

SAMUEL
by Alexis Roblan
directed by Jess Chayes
Wednesday, June 14th at 3pm

THE BEACONS
by Georgina Escobar
directed by Kristy Dodson
Thursday, June 15th at 3pm

UNTITLED BABY PLAY
by Nina Braddock
directed by Caitlin Ryan O'Connell
Monday, June 26th at 1pm

GOOD LATIMER
by Angela Hanks
directed by Pam MacKinnon
Monday, June 26th at 3:30pm
(Please note the schedule change!)

1492
by Dennis A. Allen II
directed by Benjamin Kamine
Tuesday, June 27th at 3pm

A NEW PLAY
by Paul Cameron Hardy
directed by Sarah Cameron Hughes
Wednesday, June 28th at 3pm

MOTHER'S SON
by Dominic Finocchiaro
directed by Margot Bordelon
Thursday, June 29th at 1:30pm

All readings at The Wild Project.


Clubbed Thumb commissions, develops and produces funny, strange and provocative new plays by living American writers. Clubbed Thumb is a groundbreaker, with a precise curatorial vision and a remarkable track record for launching artists’ careers; and an incubator, nurturing plays, collaborations, and above all artists, through thoughtfully deployed resources, opportunities, mentorship and hospitality.

Clubbed Thumb’s plays vary in style and content, but are always 90 minutes or under. They feature substantial and challenging roles for both men and women, are questioning, formally inventive, theatrical, and exhibit a sense of humor. Since its founding in 1996, the company has presented nearly 100 productions, and has been awarded 5 Obies, including the Ross Wetzsteon award for sustained excellence.

upcoming performances

East Village Queer Film Festival (EVQ)

August 21-26
per asoera ad astra

August 27
Cherry Picking 17: Hive Mind

August 28-29
Jane Johnson for the Stay at Home Shopper

August 31-September 2
9/5/FIVE/105

September 5
In a Little Room

September 9 - 24
Star Wars...Entirely from Memory

September 14-16 &
21-23
Outside Paducah: The Wars at Home

September 26-October 15

performance archives

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