The Ashland Community Theater will hold a writer/actor collaborative Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Ashland VFW Theater, 311 Pleasant St. The collaborative will feature theater group members discussing their latest production, “Nearly News,” a comedy focusing on the happenings at a local news station in Massachusetts scheduled to be performed this spring. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the show’s theme and characters, explore scene concepts, and read through and evolve existing scripts. Individuals with a performance idea or completed script, or simply those interested in learning more about the theater group’s process for approaching original, collaborative works, are invited to attend. For more information and to RSVP, visit the theater’s website at www.ashlandcommunitytheater.comRachel Lebeaux can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.