Clubbed Thumb Offers New Commission for Writers of Color | Playbill

Industry News Clubbed Thumb Offers New Commission for Writers of Color Submissions are now open for the $15,000 commission.
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Applications are now open for a new commissioning initiative for writers of color from Obie Award-winning theatre company Clubbed Thumb. The open-application submissions will be read blind by a panel of artists and Clubbed Thumb staff, with the selected proposal receiving a $15,000 commission (two winners may split the award if the panel so elects).

Submissions are now being accepted at through 11:59 PM on October 8. The new initiative is made possible with the support of the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Having recently wrapped another season of SummerWorks, Clubbed Thumb is also gearing up for a workshop production of Eliza Bent's play Indeed, Friend! in the fall. Presented in collaboration with the Playwrights Horizons Theater School, the production will be directed by SummerWorks alum Knud Adams (Tin Cat Shoes), and will run September 12–15 in the Robert Moss Theater at Playwrights Downtown.

Get to know the theatre (and theatremakers) behind Clubbed Thumb’s SummerWorks season here.

Clubbed Thumb has also announced that the next season's directing fellows will be Tara Ahmadinejad, Sarah Blush, and Kate Eminger.

Clubbed Thumb is led by Producing Artistic Director Maria Striar and Associate Artistic Director Michael Bulger. For more information visit

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