Ink Spot Readings: PIGEON HOUSE

BCA LaunchPad Resident, Fresh Ink, is proud to present the return of Ink Spot Readings: PIGEON HOUSE by Kara Hadden


The Ink Spot staged reading series is a platform to showcase new work in progress and provide an opportunity for playwrights to partner with a director and dramaturg for some focused development on their play. These pay-what-you-want, script-in-hand readings also allow each playwright to hear their text aloud and with an audience — often for the very first time!

The audience is a crucial component for scripts at this phase of the development process, and each reading will be followed by a guided conversation about the play. We hope you join us to participate directly in the new work development process and help shape how these plays grow!



Saturday, February 4 | 8pm
Sunday, February 5 | 2pm


Approximate length

2 hours


Masks are required.


By Kara Hadden

Two Lindas, endless rumors, queer undergrads, oh my! I’ve a feeling we’re not in 1899 Louisiana anymore. No wait. I’ve a feeling we’re not in book club anymore. Or are we…? Bring out the Trader Joe’s appetizers, ladies, and pour yourself another glass of sauv blanc. A sort-of adaptation of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, Pigeon House explores the ways that wealthy suburban womanhood begins and ends lives.


Kara Hadden (she/her) is a playwright and poet from Southborough, MA whose writing explores queer femininity, self-invention, mental illness, and faith—among, of course, other things… Kara’s poems have been published at Soft Punk Mag and awarded the Bullock Prize via the Academy of American Poets. Her plays have been developed at STUDIO’62 in affiliation with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Yale College, and Williams; they have been supported by Yale’s Seymour Lustman Fellowship, Williams’ Robert G. Wilmers Fellowship, and the Dunbar Writing Prize. Kara studies Theatre and History at Williams College, and she could not be more excited to be working with Fresh Ink this season.