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'Clubbed Thumb's 2005 Summerworks' at the Ohio Theatre



Clubbed Thumb Theatre Company present their 10th annual summer festival of new plays, 'Summerworks 2005'. The entire festival takes place at The Ohio Theatre beginning with the festival opening night artstar party on the 4 May 2005 at 8pm and ending with their last mainstage production on the 28 May 2005.

Tickets are $15/ $12 for students for mainstage productions. All other events are FREE!

Summerworks nurtures new plays in different ways, by presenting two Boot Camp development workshops, three mainstage productions and, special to this year�s 10th year anniversary, an evening of past playwrights� short pieces around the theme of �10� at the opening night party. Participating playwrights include Lisa D'Amour, Brooke Berman, Rachel Sheinkin, Bridget Carpenter, Jeff Jones, Karl Gajdusek, Joe Lo Truglio, Brighde Mullins, Ann Marie Healy, Sheila Callaghan, Jan Munroe, Kate E. Ryan, and more.

This year�s three mainstage productions are:

One Hundred Aspects of the Moonb by Ethan Lipton and directed by Emma Griffin.
Inspired by the work of 19th-century woodblock-printmaker Yoshitoshi, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon is a very sad comedy about the regularly scheduled failings of humanity. Deep-seeded resentment, lousy communication and misplaced love and violence ensue.

Madame Killer, by Honour Kane with Diana Kane and directed by Wier Harman.
A Gothic noir about Ann Lohman who, upon her death in 1978, was a paradigm of capitalism, worth millions�but she had secrets. This fair doctor owned a black book filled with incriminating evidence about all the women she serviced over the years, striking fear in both rich and poor if this information ever got out!

Dearest Eugenia Haggis, by Ann Marie Healy and directed by Melissa Kievman.
Dearest Eugenia Haggis is a heartbreaking and extremely funny tale of three misfits scrambling for the scraps of love in the frozen outskirts.

This year the FREE reading series will be combined with the New Play Boot Camp, a weeklong workshop where Clubbed Thumb provides a playwright developing a play with a director and actors and they all develop the play together.

The first Boot Camp reading will be of 'Everything You Have' by Anna Zeigler on the 11 May at 8pm.

The second will be 'Iggy Woo' by Alice Tuan on the 25 May at 8pm.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS:

Ethan Lipton�s plays include 'Meat' (Drama-Logue Award) and 'Hope on the Range'. He was a part of Clubbed Thumb�s Boot Camp program in 2004 and was a writer in residence with New York Stage and Film in 2003. Ethan has performed with Elevator Repair Service and Uber Dance Theater.

Honour Kane�s plays have been produced by the Public Theatre New Works, Sydney's Annual Mardi Gras Arts Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, BACA Downtown, New Georges, The Theatre Outlet in Allentown, PA, and Ireland's Inishbofin Arts Festival.

Ann Marie Healy's play 'Now That's What I Call a Storm' was produced by Edge Theater Company last spring. 'Somwehere Someplace Else' was produced in 2003 with Clubbed Thumb in New York and with Frontera/Hyde Park in Austin (winner of two 2002-2003 Austin Critics Table Awards).

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