Clubbed Thumb is a downtown theater company in New York City that commissions, develops, and produces "funny, strange, and provocative new plays by living American writers." Since its founding in 1996, the company has earned four OBIES and presented plays in every form of development, including over 70 full productions. The company is well known for its annual Summerworks festival each June. The 2009 festival showcased new work by Gregory Moss, Madeleine George, and Kristin Newbom.
Past productions include work by Wallace Shawn, Mac Wellman, Charles Mee, Sarah Ruhl, Adam Bock, Gina Gionfriddo, Rinne Groff, Sheila Callaghan, Lisa D'Amour, Anne Washburn, Erin Courtney, Karl Gajdusek and others. The company also produces biennial Mainstage productions and an annual "bootcamp" for playwrights, and has released a volume of produced plays, Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb, published through Playscripts, Inc. and edited by Erin Detrick and Producing Artistic Director Maria Striar.
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