A FREE curated public showcase of brand new works-in-progress and feedback discussion with the presenting artists + a public open mic where anyone is welcome to present original works of 5 minutes or less.These gatherings are a great opportunity to not only see our development process in action, but engage in conversation with PIC artists and serve as the first audience for new works. PLUS all attendees are invited to participate in the open mic.
In 2024, PIC will be holding a 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. Save the date for the following Sundays for these readings. More information about each play is coming soon.
Please use the downstairs doors, nearest to the courtyard. Outside doors will be open at 7:15 and will be locked at 7:45 so please arrive promptly.
March 3 7:30-10pm Mox Nox by Patrick Gabridge
In a world of magical realism and rising water, two sisters are reunited at their family home. Mira had to weather her mother’s death alone, and holds every childhood slight so close that she is literally burning from the inside, as her wife, Amanda, attempts to soothe her. Sister Deedee has returned to bring her fiance, Pike, to higher ground, even as her memory is vanishing faster and faster. In a slowly drowning world, everyone is searching for higher ground. A play of lyrical magic and visual surprise, with characters who desperately need love and dry land.
Featuring Kyle Boatright, Tracy Einstein, Linda Tardif, and Gabe Levey. Stage directions read by Gabriel CiFuentes. Direction and discussion moderation by Brianna Sloane.
APRIL 7 7:30-10pm Paradise Wrought by Jasmine Goodspeed
MAY 5 7:30-10pm This is Half a Play by Pedro Eiras
JUNE 2 7:30-10pm Adults by Maizy Scarpa
OCT 6 7:30-10pm Mother by Fig Lefevre
NOV 3 7:30-10pm The Sarahs by Anna Fox
DEC 1 7:30-10pm Jigsaw Harbor by Peter Kennedy
In addition to our 2024 PIC PIPS, we will also continue to host our multi-disciplinary roving salons where creators of all sorts can present 5-10 minute excerpts of a work-in-progress (scenes, songs, poems, dances, videos etc) to an audience and receive feedback through our PIC curated process from our panel of artists as well the audience. Learn more and submit here.
Present a Piece
Are you interested in presenting a work-in-progress as part of a future salon? We are now accepting submissions for 2024. We'd love to have you!
If you have a play, scene, musical, song, poem, dance, or any other piece of performance art that you would like to present to a live audience, you've come to the right place. Presenters share roughly 10 minutes or less of their works-in-progress followed by 10-15 minutes dedicated to feedback and dialogue about the piece.
This program is made possible with support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Northampton Arts Council, Florence Bank, Nina Dabek and Peggy Shannon, and the Workroom Cooperative, a pilot program of A.P.E. We are so grateful for their support.
Play Incubation Collective
P.O. Box 1435
Easthampton, MA 01027