Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks New Plays Festival, Offering Works By Jenny Schwartz, Ariel Stess and Peggy Stafford, Kicks Off May 30

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30 May 2014

Ariel Stess
Ariel Stess

Clubbed Thumb's annual Summerworks festival of new plays begins May 30 at The Wild Project. 

The 19th season of Summerworks, which continues through July 5, features 41-Derful, written and directed by Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun); I'm Pretty Fu**ed Up by Ariel Stess (The Only Girl in the Hot Tub, Mother Milk), directed by Kip Fagan; and 16 Words Or Less by Peggy Stafford (Motel Cherry), directed by Portia Krieger. 

In 41-Derful, "two jaded co-workers discover their own version of civic responsibly in the shadow of a disgraced politician's public meltdown."

"Three teenagers ditch school to drive through the mountains of New Mexico, while back on campus an addled security guard faces his demons" in I'm Pretty Fu**ed Up.

"A lone and over-helpful flower shop clerk tries to contain the challenges of her customers' lives, but can't do the same for herself" in 16 Words Or Less.



Summerworks 2014 also features various free events, including a collaborative piece and individual readings written by Clubbed Thumb's Early-Career Writers' Group, which comprises Jaclyn Backhaus, Adam Blodgett, Tasha M Gordon-Solmon, Ken Greller, MJ Kaufman, Dan Regelski and Ariel Stess. 

Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks has previously presented new works by Sarah Ruhl, Anne Washburn, Gina Gionfriddo, Ethan Lipton, Adam Bock, Rinne Groff, Jordan Harrison, Sheila Callaghan, Jason Grote, Sam Hunter and Lisa D'Amour.

The Wild Project is located at 195 E. 3rd St. in Manhattan.

Visit clubbedthumb.org for more information.