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A quick update: The Salon is taking a summer hiatus! We'll be back with session #145 in September 2023. If you haven't yet, sign up for our mailing list and we'll begin sending you Salon information in August.



You're invited to join The Salon, a one-of-a-kind 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, 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 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. Now, The Salon features many Nashville-based artists as well as theatremakers from around the world. 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 hosts two sessions every month, each first and third Monday.


The Salon is a free program and is welcoming of artists from all backgrounds. Collaborators can come and go as they please, though once you join our family of creatives we look forward to seeing you as often as is convenient.


Join us! 

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