Thanks to everyone who made the

15th GPTC New Play Conference such a wonderful week!

Feedback from 2021 PlayLab Playwrights –

Thank YOU all! It’s been a wonderful week, so lovely to refill my heart and mind with play worlds and art.

The reading of Practice House is/was stellar. I’m grateful for the whole experience!

 Rachael Carnes


thank you so much! deeply grateful to you both for welcoming me into this process and community.

natyna bean


As a playwright working on a new play, it’s so vital to be in a space with thoughtful, sensitive people who get theater. Great Plains provides such a space. Whether it was in rehearsal with my talented crew of Omaha collaborators, in discussion with a professional dramaturg, in workshops with a collection of leading literary voices, in the audience for the work of my diverse peers, or receiving feedback following my own play’s reading, I was learning and growing as a writer. I so appreciated being in such a space for a week and I know my work was made better for it.

Daniel Hirsch


All the thanks should flow from me. I thought the reading was wonderfully insightful. I look forward to returning to the page with the notes I received.

Vincent Terrell Durham


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