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SUMMERWORKS 2017

Our 22nd Season!

showtimes & tickets:

May 20 - July 1

Festival Passes are available from $49-$250

Tickets available at Ovationtix or call 866.811.4111.

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)

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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)

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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)

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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:

Friday, June 9th
Good Latimer by Angela Hanks

Tuesday, June 13th
A new play by Jess Barbagallo

Wednesday, June 14th
Samuel by Alexis Roblan

Thursday, June 15th
A new play by Georgina Escobar

Monday, June 26th
Untitled Baby Play by Nina Braddock

Thursday, June 27th
1492 by Dennis A. Allen II

Wednesday, June 28th
A New Play by Paul Cameron Hardy

Thursday, June 29th
A New Play by Dominic Finocchiaro

All readings at 3pm at The Wild Project.

FREE! But an RSVP is helpful. Save your seat HERE.


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

FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL

July 10-23
Theatre Throwdown
Amelia Earhart Day Edition

July 24
Chris Duffy's You Get A Spoon!

July 27
Seasoned: World Premiere

July 29
New York No Limits Film Series: Short Film Event

August 17
the Current Sessions: Volume VII: On Resistance

August 18 & 20
East Village Queer Film Festival (EVQ)

August 21-26
Cherry Picking 17: Hive Mind

August 28-29
Resistance

August 2017
In a Little Room

September 9 - 24

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