For Writers


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

  • deep-dive development over a longer period of time 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.


We prioritize stories that promote community dialogue and share a perspective that is not given its due space on stage nearly enough. At this time we are currently seeking rolling submissions of full length and short plays and musicals from creators located in the New England area (within a three hour drive of Northampton, MA) who are interested in developing lasting working relationships with our collective of artists. To be eligible for development with PIC, your piece must be unpublished and actively seeking development opportunities. You do not have to have a fully completed draft to be considered. Please review our "Mission" and "Values" to get a sense of the stories we are interested in telling. Have a piece you'd like to contribute?