[NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS- APRIL 20, 2022]- Play Incubation Collective, a Northampton-based theater collaborative group, plans to host their “Spring Salon” on April 27th, 2022. It will be held at CitySpace, 43 Main St. in Easthampton, Massachusetts, from 7:30-9:30 pm and features artists from all over a 1 hour radius of Northampton MA.

The Salon will be a showcase of new works by Anne Undeland, Emma Ayres, and Ellie Brigida, with the opportunity for these artists to receive feedback after their presentations. Following the scheduled pieces, all audience members will be invited to participate in an open mic event, presenting any original works under 5 minutes long. 

The fall 2021 Salon was held at Park Hill Orchard in Easthampton, MA. It was a beautiful evening of celebrating new works by a roaring fire on a chilly New England night “The salon is the perfect opportunity to serve local artists as they develop their works-in-progress, invite the audience to be THE FIRST to experience these works, and come together in celebration and support of local, own-voices storytelling and our vibrant arts community,” says PIC Co-Founder, Rachel F. Hirsch. PIC is looking forward to welcoming another live audience on the 27th.

The Salon is free to attend, but there is a suggested donation of $5 for those that are in a position to give financial support. PIC hopes to welcome both new and old community members to the audience. More information and tickets can be found at www.playincubation.org/salon

This event is made possible in part by a generous grant front Mass Cultural Council, as well as support from CitySpace.

About PIC

PIC is a hub for new play development based in Western Mass. PIC’s mission is two fold:

-To provide long-term opportunities to develop new plays that challenge the status quo

-To build a collaborative network of local theater artists and supporters

We aim to revolutionize the process of theater-making, as well as the experience of theater-going, and we believe the key to this transformation is a radical investment in our local creative economy. We provide meaningful opportunities for under-resourced artists in the Connecticut River Valley to engage in process-driven work. By creating bridges connecting the varied communities in our region we are able to produce locally sourced theater that is by and for all people in our community. In order to create a more sustainable and equitable theater landscape, PIC provides a number of access points for artists of all ages to get involved including free works-in-progress salons, workshops, mini-residencies, full residencies, and summer programs for youth artists.

About CitySpace

CitySpace is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that serves to restore, preserve and manage Easthampton Old Town Hall as a vital center for the arts in Easthampton and Western Massachusetts. Old Town Hall, built in 1869, is an historic building centrally located in downtown Easthampton in the Main Street Historic District. Read more about them at cityspaceeasthampton.org

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