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.


GPTC 2021 PlayLabs (alphabetized by playwright last name):


and the meek

by Natyna Bean (Brooklyn, NY)

What Happened While Hero Was Dead

by Meghan Brown (Los Angeles, CA)

Practice House

by Rachael Carnes (Eugene, OR)

The Fertile River

by Vincent Terrell Durham (Van Nuys, CA)

Book of Hours

by Jessica Fechtor (San Francisco, CA)

How to Bruise Gracefully

by Brittany Fisher (Richmond, VA)

Happiest Family on the Block

by Edith Freni (Los Angeles, CA)


by Evalena Friedman (Chicago, IL)

Human Resources

by Daniel Hirsch (Los Angeles, CA)

Soup Chickens

by Jaime Jaget (Brooklyn, NY)

The Hall of Final Ruin

by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos (Lafayette, IN)

Where the Lovelight Gleams

by Kyle J. McCloskey (Los Angeles, CA)


by Francisco Mendoza (Brooklyn, NY)

BurnBabyBurn: An American Dream

by a.k. payne (New Haven, CT)

The Killing Fields

by Anya Pearson (Portland, OR)

Welcome to the Tree Museum

by Robert Plowman (Kitchener, Ontario Canada)

Austin’s Home

by Jesse Alana Robkin (Chicago, IL)

Enda and Oona

by Sophie Weisskoff (Brooklyn, NY)


by Ashley Rose Wellman (Benicia, CA)