3Girls Theatre Company is putting “women’s work onstage . . . where it belongs.” Surveys tell us that the small percentage of works by women playwrights produced in mainstream American theatre is roughly the same today as it was a century ago. We at 3Girls Theatre aren’t interested in debating the politics of this problem. We’re just interested in solving it!
Our not-for-profit group has a singular mission: to create theatre experiences that let the voices of women and girls to be heard, loud and clear. Founded in 2011 by San Francisco playwrights Suze Allen, AJ Baker and Lee Brady, we are a company of women playwrights in the truest sense of the word: co-conspirators, partners, enthusiastic supporters of one another’s work. Women artists are still an astonishingly under-served (and under-heard) community, even in 21st century America, where the possibilities should be endless. We started 3GT to ensure our work — and the work of our collaborators — gets the high quality development and production it deserves, giving audiences the chance to see just what happens when the female perspective makes it to the stage! Our programs include annual Festivals, Staged Reading Series, Theatre Lab workshops and GirlWrights youth theatre programs. Join us on our journey! Be a Company volunteer or apply for a student internship. Sign up to get email updates from this site and on Facebook. And keep up with all of the latest and greatest news about 3GT right here.
Welcome and thank you to our long-time supporters Beth Allen and Carol Cassara! We look forward to sharing the new play development experience with all of you. Join now and you can still sign up to see HENRIETTA ENGLISH next Sunday! Joining is easy as clicking this link.
All of us at 3GT (girls and boys!) wish you a sweet day filled with love . . . .and chocolate!
Lots of cool stuff to report this month:
- Members are discovering that this 3GT Salon Staged Reading Series thing is totally addictive! Neither rain, nor cold, nor too much brunch could stop our 3GT Club Members from coming out in full force last Sunday (February 9) to enjoy our second event in the series, a developmental reading of Suze Allen’s delightful comedy-in-progress, FLASH! Everyone was fully engaged in the process as director Jenna Welch led cast members Sally Dana, Michael Bellino and Zeke Bellino through a staged rehearsal that featured a little bit of improv (thanks to house dog Zuni), a little bit of experimentation, and a whole lot of hilarity.
Sally Dana and Michael Bellino in Suze Allen’s FLASH!
- Credit where credit is due! We couldn’t be more appreciative of our marvelous hosts, 3GT Associate Producers Glenda and Henry Corning, who opened their gorgeous Meadowsweet Dairy venue in Marin to us for an afternoon of theatre and conversation. Thanks also to Trader Joe’s for donating the delicious refreshments for the event. And a big shout-out to awesome volunteer Will Carduner, who cheerfully directed traffic in the rain!
Zeke Bellino in Suze Allen’s FLASH!
- Podcasts are us! 3GT Club Members tell us they really enjoyed our special podcast conversation with Patricia Milton about her take on the January reading of MOMENTS OF TRUTH. For those who couldn’t make the reading in person, it was a fascinating way to get some insight into how the playwright viewed this part of the process. The next de-briefing interview, with Suze Allen, will be made available to our 3GT Club Members at the end of the month. Also, 3GT Club Members should keep their eyes open for our February 23 E-letter, with all the inside scoop on March’s reading: Lee Brady’s HENRIETTA ENGLISH, a new play (loosely) inspired by Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. That reading will take place in an intimate Pacific Heights residence, so make sure to get your RSVP in as soon as you get the invitation.
Playwright Suze Allen enjoys the reading of FLASH!
- We also have great news about our July 7-13 Summer Festival! In addition to our finalist presentations, we have a whole series of special events in the works that we’ll be telling you about during the next few months. First up: we’re thrilled to announce that 3GT is partnering with the San Francisco chapter of Swords To Plowshares, the national nonprofit organization for “veterans helping veterans,” to present a benefit reading of Robin Bradford’s LOW HANGING FRUIT. The play, a moving exploration of the plight of a group of homeless woman veterans in Los Angeles, will be produced by Zephyr Theatre in LA next fall. Our benefit event will include a reading, panel discussion and reception with the playwright and members of STS, as well as an exhibit of art by women veterans. Lots more information to come, but put SATURDAY JULY 12 on your calendar now for an evening that will be provocative, entertaining and for not just one, but two good causes!
Are we having fun yet? You bet we are!!!! If you’re already a 3GT Club Member, we hope to see you at the next reading. And if you’re not a Member yet, it’s never too late to show your support and join in!