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For Writers

Development Opportunities


PIC is a collective of empowered theater artists centering stories that challenge the status quo through a highly collaborative, unique play development process. PIC artists (actor-dramaturgs, directors, stage managers, designers, and more) work with the incoming local writer(s) to identify the most beneficial next steps in the development of their piece: a customized approach tailored to their specific needs. We are dedicated to building long-term collaborative relationships with all artists we work with, providing a safe space to experiment with new ideas and concepts on an ongoing basis. 

PIC artists work closely with the incoming writer to determine the best path forward for their specific piece. Worksessions could take the form of:

  • a single full table read with time for discussion and feedback

  • a one-time look at and reworking of select scenes 

  • getting the piece up on its feet with actors

  • a 9-month residency deep-dive where the writer has a chance to make changes based off of worksessions and then bring the new draft back again

  • an improvisational process to help with further character development

  • a public facing presentation to see how the work sits with a larger audience

We work closely with the incoming writer to determine the right fit for casting, the best approach for worksessions, and the most beneficial group of artist-advisors to aid in the feedback process.

2024 Offerings

We are no longer accepting new submissions for this year.

In 2024, PIC will be holding free, monthly PIC PIPS (Plays In Progress Series) at

The Workroom (33 Hawley St, Northampton) featuring readings of new work in front of an audience. The full-length readings will be followed by a developmental discussion between the playwright and audience. 

PIC is pausing mini-residencies and full residencies for 2024 but will continue them in 2025.


In addition to our 2024 PIC PIPS, we will 1-2 salons featuring presentations of 5-10 minute excerpts of a work-in-progress to an audience and receive feedback through our PIC curated process with the audience. Salon pieces can be music, poetry, dance, plays, etc. For playwrights, we ask that writers attempt to gather their own cast for these presentations, but if assistance with casting is needed we may be able to help with advance notice. Our salon submissions are currently closed, but please join our mailing list if you'd like to be notified when they reopen. We plan to resume our quarterly roving salons in 2025.

Open Mic

Some open mic events are in the works for 2024. Check back here and join our mailing list to stay up to date.

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