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Company One Playlab

In December of 2017, I received an email from Francisca Da Silveira, the Literary Manager of Company One (C1) Theatre stating that I had been accepted into their Season 19 Playlab Unit Program. The timing couldn’t have been better, as I had just finished a run with Fresh Ink Theatre’s Ink Spot play development series and was hungry for a continuation of the mentorship I received from that program. Fresh Ink whet my appetite for working closely with a director, in this case, Josh Glenn-Kaden and dramaturg Marissa Friedman, in preparing my script for a public staged reading of my full-length play, The Token Fallopians of Middleton Heights.

PlayLab master class
PlayLab Master Class

Company One Theatre’s PlayLab is an incubator of new work for writers of varied experience levels and backgrounds. The program aims to provide professional and artistic development that aligns with C1’s mission of nurturing civically-engaged artists and creating a more equitable city through a combination of personalized dramaturgy, group workshops, and professional development classes.

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Hortense Gerardo
Hortense Gerardo

 is a writer and anthropologist who creates interactive movement installation art. She is a Company One Theatre Playlab Unit alumna (2018). She is currently Artist in Residence at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and Associate Professor at Lasell College. For more info see: and follow her on Twitter: @hfgerardo.