Daily PlayLab readings are the foundation of the GPTC.  Twenty PlayLabs are held throughout the Conference week with two staged readings running simultaneously. Playwrights receive feedback on their work from a panel of GPTC Guest Artists, as well as other local and national theatre artists and the general public.

2019 PlayLab selections


Alma Baya
by Edward Einhorn – New York, NY

Art & Class
by Matthew Ivan Bennett – Salt Lake City, UT

The Best We Could (A Family Tragedy)
by Emily Feldman – New York, NY

Black Creek Risin
by LaDarrion Williams – North Hollywood, CA

by Ian August – Lawrenceville, NJ

Cave Canem
By A. Emmanuel Leadon – Dallas, TX

The Lake And The Mill
By EllaRose Chary – New York, NY

By Alexandra Espinoza – Philadelphia, PA

Monkey In The Shade
by Steven Haworth – Garrison, NY

Old Wounds
by Ian Cohen – New York, NY

The People In The Cabin
by Nancy Bell – St. Louis, MO

Queen Of Sad Mischance
by John Minigan – Framingham, MA

by Andrew Rosendorf – Minneapolis, MN

The Resurrectionist
by Ryan Stevens – Los Angeles, CA

Uncle Tom’s Nephews
by Josiah Thomas Turner – Stevens Point, WI

by Amy Berryman – New York, NY

by Whitney Rowland – Minneapolis, MN

When The Tsunami Knows Your Name
by Emma Stanton – Chicago, IL

by Laura Leininger-Campbell – Omaha, NE

by Matt Minnicino – New York, NY