Welcome to 3Girls Theatre Company!

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 FestivalsStaged 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.

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Update from the Artistic Director: August

It’s hard to believe that August has already come to town!   San Francisco is teeming with happy tourists, locals are off to the coast, and we hope that all of you are happily deep in a mid-summer nights’ dream.

Here at 3GT, we’ve been catching our breath after our high-intensity week of theater at the New Works Festival in July.  It was such a pleasure to meet so many of you– 3GT Club members and new audience members all– at Thick House.   If you were there, you already know that every reading event was packed –from Monday to Sunday–and a great time was had by all.  If you couldn’t make it in person this year, check out our 2014 New Works Festival page for summaries and pix.    And mark your 2015 calendars for next July!

Congratulations to our drawing winners:    Seven lucky Festival audience members won memberships in 3GT Club for the next year.  A warm welcome to Stephanie Miller, Matthew Goslawski, Sylvia Kratins,  Bill McGuire, Anna Gade,  Patricia Cotter and Ana Rubke.   We look forward to seeing all of you at the 2015 Salon Series starting in January.

Margery Kretiman greets sold out crowd at LezWrites!

Resident Playwright Margery Kretiman greets sold out crowd at the debut of LezWrites on July 11

Just around the corner

This fall, 3GT expands our program to support individual Special Projects designed and curated by our Resident Playwrights.   The 3GT Special Projects program is intended to give our Resident Playwrights opportunities to collaborate with other female playwrights and artists,  while giving 3GT a chance to partner with like-minded theater companies (in SF and beyond).   We’re excited to reach out and share our mission with as many members of the community as possible!

On September 20, Robin Bradford’s play LOW HANGING FRUIT  (which had two marvelous staged readings/discussion nights at the Festival) opens at the Zephyr Theatre in LA, and runs through October 26.  3GT will be coordinating at least one night in LA as a special event for our San Francisco fans — stay tuned for details and dates.

On September 28, Margery Kreitman will present the second performance in our LezWrites! project, which debuted at the July Festival.  Watch your email for ticket and sign-up information next month.    Note that submissions are accepted all year on a rolling basis (next date will be February 2015).   Eligibility and information  here.

Lots more to report in September.  Until then, enjoy the rest of the summer!

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TODAY IS CLOSING DAY FOR 3GT NEW WORKS FEST!

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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

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.

 

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CLOSING WEEKEND FOR 3GT NEW WORKS FEST!

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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 sold out crowd at LezWrites!

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!

 

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