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Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb - Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb

Adam Bock, Sheila Callaghan, Ann Marie Healy, Lisa D'Amour, Rinne Groff, Carson Kreitzer, Erin Courtney, Erin Detrick, Maria Striar

Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

ISBN: 9780970904621

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Dramatic Comedy

This anthology includes seven plays produced by Clubbed Thumb, the Obie Award-winning downtown New York City theater company that burst onto the new play scene in 1996. Edgy and thought-provoking, each play is funny, strange, and provocative in surprising, widely varying ways -- including an apartment that both adores and despises its inhabitants in Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), a metropolitan housewife who senses that something is watching her in 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, and a group of traveling freak show performers who reveal a deep humanity underneath their crowd-drawing deformities in Freakshow, among other uniquely inventive stories. For over a decade, Clubbed Thumb has had its finger firmly planted on the pulse of new work, and these plays prove it.
Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Adam Bock’s plays include Phaedra (Shotgun Players), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nomination), book for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with music by Todd Almond (Yale Rep), The Flowers (About Face Theatre), The Receptionist (MTC, 2008 Outer Critics nomination, Best Plays of 2007-2008, The Evidence Room with Megan Mullally), The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons, 2008 Outer ... view full profile

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the ... view full profile

Ann Marie Healy

Ann Marie Healy

Ann Marie Healy's play Dearest Eugenia Haggis received a workshop production with Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks 2005 as well as a development reading with The Cape Cod Theater Project. Her two latest plays (When He Gets That Way and Have You Seen Steve Steven) were recently developed through the support of Soho Rep and MCC's Playwrights Coalition. Now That's What I Call A Storm was produced by Edge ... view full profile

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Lisa D'Amour

Lisa D'Amour

Lisa D'Amour is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist. With Katie Pearl, she is co-artistic director of PearlDamour, a company that makes collaborative, often site-specific performances. PearlDamour's work has been presented at PS122, HERE Arts Center and the Walker Arts Center and The Kitchen, among others. They received an OBIE award in 2003 for Nita & Zita, a collaboration with Katie ... view full profile

Rinne Groff

Rinne Groff

Rinne Groff is a playwright and performer. Her plays, including Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Inky, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, and The Ruby Sunrise, have been produced by the Public Theater, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, Target Margin, Clubbed Thumb, and Andy's Summer Playhouse, among others. Ms. Groff is a founding member of Elevator Repair ... view full profile

Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer's The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer won the Lois and Richard Rosenthal New Play Prize, the American Theatre Critics' Steinberg New Play Citation, the Barrie Stavis Award, and is published in Smith and Kraus' New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2004 and by Dramatic Publishing. Self Defense, or death of some salesmen has been produced in Providence, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, ... view full profile

Erin Courtney

Erin Courtney

Erin Courtney's plays have been produced or developed by Clubbed Thumb (Demon Baby, Pricked, Summer Play, Downwinders), The Public Theater (Demon Baby), The Vineyard and BRIC (Alice The Magnet), The Flea (Mother's Couch), The Actors Theater of Louisville (Owls), and Soho Rep (Quiver And Twitch). She has been a fellow at the MacDowell colony, a recipient of a NYSCA grant and a MAP Fund grant from ... view full profile

Erin Detrick

Erin Detrick has served as dramaturg and assistant-dramaturg on a wide range of projects during literary internships at New Dramatists, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Freelance dramaturgy credits include The Glass Menagerie at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and A Bright Room Called Day at the Cleveland Public Theatre, as well as a variety of workshop ... view full profile

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