GPTC is the kind of new play incubator that considers the whole playwright. From fostering an environment of trust to encouraging exciting artistic collaborations, this unique development process is filled with respect, care, and generosity—the perfect storm for pushing forward new work.

Tina Esper – PlayLab Playwright

Send us your play!


Thanks for checking out the GPTC New Play Conference. We would love to read your play!

Below are a few details to help you decide if you’d like to send your work to us.


This year’s conference will take place from May 28th – June 3rd (2023).

The conference takes place in Omaha, Nebraska.

*Playwrights who are accepted to the conference are required to attend the full week of the conference.


The application process is anonymous. None of the readers who review and select the plays will know who wrote them.

There is a $10 application fee. The fee helps to pay a part of the reader’s stipends.

Selected playwrights are provided with travel, hotel, most meals, local transportation, and a $750 stipend.

Accepted plays will be assigned a local director and cast. They will also be assigned a dramaturg and designer from our national team.

Plays may be one acts or full length, but no shorter than thirty pages in length. Plays may not have had a professional production. Playwrights may send only one play per year. Plays that were sent to us in previous years may be sent in again. No musicals or plays for young audiences are accepted.

Playwrights who are accepted to the conference agree to give full support to their fellow playwrights throughout the week.

The application window to send us your play closes on October 15th.

Are you ready to send us your play?

Click here to go to the application page!