The cornerstone of our work as The Collective begins at our Monday working sessions. Each week members present work and introduce the group to new and emerging writers and projects in various stages of development. Tapping into the pool of talented and trained actors that are the foundation of The Collective, writers are able to see and hear their work come alive, sometimes for the first time. Our actors get to work on such readings, and also present work to their peers for monologue and audition preparation and scenework of their own choosing. Some of our members begin to bring in pieces they themselves have written. The result is always a productive evening--- our network grows, we get to work, and we inspire and support each other.