HOW WE CAN HELP
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 To be eligible for development with PIC, your piece must be unpublished and actively seeking development opportunities.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?
In addition to our private worksessions, we also host a monthly salon where writers can present 5-10 minute excerpts of a work-in-progress to an audience and receive feedback through our PIC curated process from our panel of artists as well the audience. 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. Click the button below to submit a selection for a future salon.
We leave space at the end of each PIC Salon for open mic presentations. Similar to the salon presentations, these will be performed for an audience. However, no feedback will be given and you do not need to submit in advance. Anyone attending the salon is welcome to present a 5 minute work in progress as part of the Open MIC.