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On Tuesday, December 21st we'll celebrate our 100th session of The Salon!


Since February of 2019, we've collaborated with over 350 actors, directors, and writers in the development of 200 new works -- and over 2000 creative opportunities!


If you've attended even one session of The Salon, you're part of a worldwide community. On December 21st, please visit the Salon Show Board to receive a Zoom link to the presentation and feedback portions of our 100th session -- to be followed by a toast, in celebration of you! 

If you're not yet a Salon collaborator, we invite you to join us. The Salon is 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. 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!

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