P.C. Verrone is a playwright, novelist, theatrical artist, and storyteller born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Harvard University in 2018. His short plays include Eve and The Son Also Rises (Blank Theater's Young Playwrights Festival), The Tamale Man and Slow Your Roll (Native Voices Short Play Festival). His full-length plays include Calamus (The Custom Made Theater Co.’s Undiscovered Works), Crocodile Day (Urbanite Theater, AlterTheatre’s Arts Learning Project), and Bad Medicine (Native Voices Festival of New Plays). His four-part series A Queer History of American Food, which explores LGBTQ+ history through iconic American dishes, was produced by Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage in 2021 and is available on their Community Stories website.
His writing has garnered numerous awards, including First Place in Flash Fiction in the 2021 Bridport Prize and Finalist placements in American Blues Theatre’s Blue Ink Award, the Yale Young Storytellers Competition, and B Street Theater’s New Comedies Festival. His novel was selected as the winner of the Black Creatives Fund Revisions Workshop, a collaboration between We Need Diverse Books and Penguin Random House.
He is currently a 2021-22 Many Voices Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center and the inaugural Generation Now Fellow with Children’s Theatre Company and the Generation Now partnership of theatres.
When he isn't writing, he enjoys supporting local drag artists, exploring nature, and baking with his fiancé.
CROCODILE DAY, my Native reimagining of Peter Pan, was published by Playscripts and is now available to purchase and license.
P.C. Verrone's play BAD MEDICINE will be featured in Native Voices at the Autry’s 28th Festival of New Plays with readings at the Autry and La Jolla Playhouse.
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) is excited to announce the two winners of the inaugural Revisions Workshop: Trae Hawkins (Middle Grade and Young Adult Category) and P.C. Verrone (Adult Category). Both winners’ manuscripts will be considered for publication at Penguin Random House.
The Revisions Workshop is one of three initiatives within WNDB’s Black Creatives Fund, which launched in early 2021 to support Black writers and illustrators. Penguin Random House was the inaugural sponsor of the fund in the 2021 calendar year.