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 — hovering at somewhere between 12-18%, depending on the year. 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! 3GT programs include our annual Festivals, Staged Reading Series, educational outreach programs and special member Projects that invite script submissions and participation from our larger community . 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.
What an incredible week this has been! New play readings, discussions, parties. Full houses. Enthusiastic audiences and phenomenal casts and directors. Outreach to other community groups. And all in the service of putting new work by women playwrights on stage, where it belongs. It’s been exhausting, exhilarating, exciting. . . . a total blast. If you made it to any of our events, you know what we’re talking about. And if not you have one more chance to find out!
Our closing performance is at 2 pm today: a final staged reading of Robin Bradford’s powerful new play about homeless women veterans, LOW HANGING FRUIT , immediately followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the play with members of the cast and representatives from our collaborating organization, Swords to Plowshares. Audience members called Saturday night’s sold-out performance “touching”. . . “incredible”. . .”moving” . . . “amazing.”
Cast members and playwright Robin Bradford discuss LOW HANGING FRUIT with the audience after the reading
This is the play’s last reading in the Bay Area before its world premiere at Zephyr Theatre in Los Angeles next September. We have just a few seats left for the Sunday matinee. Reserve here now, or check in with Will at the box office thirty minutes before the show to claim any open seats. The Lobby opens at 1:30 pm so audience members can check in, enjoy refreshments, and view our exhibit of art work by women veterans. Then join us afterwards for a discussion and closing party with the Company.
The week has gone by so quickly! A sold-out house had a rollicking good time last night at the debut performance of LEZ WRITES!, an evening of short, funny pieces by lesbian writers and performers curated by Margery Kreitman. The show included original pieces by Margery and J. Anthea, Erin Blackwell, L. Zephyr, Zoe Burkowski, Zona Sage, Bev Jo, Charlotte Higgins, Maureen Bogues and Molly Kelly.
Margery Kretiman greets a sold out crowd at LezWrites!
Tonight we look forward to fascinating evening of theater, discussion and celebration honoring our women veterans. The powerful new play LOW HANGING FRUIT by Robin Bradford will have a staged reading at 8 pm, immediately followed by a discussion of the issues raised by the play with members of the cast and women veterans from our collaborating organization, Swords to Plowshares. Before the reading, we invite everyone to join us for hors d’oeuvres and bubbly at a reception honoring the artists who contributed work reflecting the experience of their military service to our annual 3GT Art Show.
Artist Starlyn Lara with her work
The Lobby opens at 7:00 pm so audience members can check in, view the art exhibit, and meet and toast our artists. The house opens at 7:45. Seating for tonight’s performance is very limited!!! If you haven’t signed up yet, click here to see if any reservations are still available. If not, you may check in with Will at the box office an hour before the show to put your name on a waiting list for no-shows.
If you are closed out tonight, don’t despair! We still have seats available for tomorrow’s matinee at 2 pm.
See you at the theatre!
That was the question everyone was pondering at Thick House last night. Our third staged reading of the Salon Series Play-Off was Lee Brady’s “comedy of bad manners,” HENRIETTA ENGLISH, directed by Andrea Gordon. Executive Producer Carol Fregly joined an enthusiastic audience to follow Henrietta’s adventures via the terrific performances of cast members Amber Crane, Howard Johnson, Jr*., Maureen Coyne, Kim Richards*, Paul Stout, Charles Dean*, Lorri Holt*, Dennis McIntyre*.
Members of the cast of HENRIETTA ENGLISH take a bow
Join us for the debut of LezWRITES! a new 3GT project devoted to encouraging and presenting readings of short works by Bay Area lesbian playwrights (and other lesbian writer-performers). LezWRITES! is curated by well-known lesbian monologist, 3GT Resident Playwright Margery Kreitman. Tonight’s performance includes eleven short pieces, followed by a debut party at the theatre.
The Lobby opens at 7:30 pm so audience members can check in, enjoy refreshments and view our art exhibit before the house opens at 7:45. If you haven’t reserved seats yet, click here to see if any reservations are still available. Otherwise, just check in with Will at the box office 30 minutes before the show to claim any remaining seats.
See you at the theatre!