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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Call for plays

Clubbed Thumb is accepting proposals for the third Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission! The winner will receive a $15,000 commission to write and develop a play based upon Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission Guidelines. Playwrights are invited to submit a description and a writing sample of the play they propose to write.

DETAILS: The Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission was created to encourage the writing of plays that consider the relationships between truth, power, history, and personal responsibility. For each commission, Clubbed Thumb asks a question or poses a theme to serve as a jumping-off point for this examination. Please use the theme as inspiration. The result need not be immediately recognizable as a product of the initial examination. The theme for year 2009-20010 is “The Crisis of Confidence Speech.”

Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission Guidelines:
* Running time: between 1 hr. and 1:30 hr.
* Intermissionless.
* Must have a reasonable representation of women, both in quantity and quality of roles.
* At least 3 characters - we prefer medium sized ensemble casts.
* Clubbed Thumb produces plays that are funny, strange, and provocative. The presence of a sense of humor is strongly encouraged. We are attracted to plays that take place in a heterogeneous and dynamic world.

Please check out to get a feeling for our sensibility and a selected chronology.

How to apply: Register at
a.Submit an application packet including
b.Application cover page
c.Letter of intent no more than 500 words
d.Your résumé
e.10 page sample scene of the play you propose to write. This sample need not be from the beginning of the play or all one scene.
f.Stamped, self-addressed post card if you want to receive acknowledgement of receipt

Go to website to download application packet. As the adjudication process is blind, please DO NOT put your name on Letter of Intent or Writing Sample. Your application should include ONLY the above materials and be mailed to:

Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission
388 Second Avenue
Suite 529
New York, NY 10010

This address is only for Biennial Commission applications. Biennial Commission questions can be addressed to For other correspondence, visit or call us at (212) 802-8007.

Applicants may be contacted and asked to supply completed scripts of other plays they've written, references, or other materials or information.


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