Clubbed Thumb commissions, develops and produces funny, strange and provocative new plays. Since its founding in 1996, the company has earned five Obies including the Ross Wetzsteon Award for sustained artistic excellence and has presented plays in every form of development, including over 80 full productions. Clubbed Thumb is a groundbreaker, with an unparalleled track record for finding emerging artists and producing innovative plays; a matchmaker, cultivating relationships between theater artists; and an incubator, nurturing artists and their work, from first read-through to fully mounted production. Accolades awarded to writers first championed and premiered by Clubbed Thumb include a MacArthur Award, a Tony Award, several Susan Smith Blackburn, Whiting, Guggenheim and Obie Awards, the Pulitzer short-list, the Rosenthal New Play Prize, and the National Theatre Critic's Steinberg Citation. In 2007 Playscripts published "Funny, Strange, Provocative: Seven Plays from Clubbed Thumb."