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You're invited to The Salon, a gathering of playwrights, directors, and actors that helps to shape theatrical works-in-progress. 

Curated by Pipeline-Collective’s Producing Artistic Directors David Ian Lee and Karen Sternberg, and facilitated in partnership with independent artist Benji Kern, The Salon supports the development of new work and local artists, as part of Pipeline-Collective’s mission to empower theatremakers to tell their stories. Each three-hour session is designed to not only benefit playwrights, but to bring together all collaborators in a crucible of time and creativity, exploring new relationships and furthering the development of new, visceral theatrical work.

At The Salon, playwrights can maintain the momentum of their writing and hear pages aloud at regular intervals – a critical component of new play development – while directors and actors can work “on their feet,” investigating new texts and partnerships in a model more accommodating than the constraints of an audition or the product-based needs of a rehearsal hall.

Launched in-person in February 2019, The Salon shifted to an online format in March 2020. Sessions have been doubled from twice monthly to the first and third Monday and Tuesday of every month. Now, The Salon features many Nashville-based artists as well as theatremakers from across the country. Works created at The Salon have seen further development and production locally and regionally, and The Salon has been recognized at national theatre conferences. 

The Salon is a free program and is welcoming of artists from all backgrounds. Join us!