On Bay Area stages . . . and beyond

We’re very proud of the accomplishments of our 3GT Playwrights, Associate Artists and friends.   We’re delighted  to support them as they and their work appear on other stages around the Bay Area (and beyond!).   Please join us to support the work of these outstanding theatre professionals.  Here’s what’s going on right now:

3GT PLAYWRIGHTS’ WORK ON STAGE IN 2014

PATRICIA MILTON and LEE BRADY (Resident Playwrights).    Reading of short plays by Bay Area playwrights on April 8 at 8 pm  as part of the New Reader Series at City Lights Theatre  in San Jose.

CAROLINE ALTMAN (Associate Artist/GirlWrights).   Production of WHISKERS!, a family musical.  Based on the beloved children’s classic, The Velveteen Rabbit,  WHISKERS! is celebrating its 20th year of performances in San Francisco in 2014.  The show runs  weekends from February 8 – March 2 at the Children’s Creativity Museum in Yerba Buena Gardens. For more information about the show, click here.

ROBIN BRADFORD (Resident Playwright):   LOW HANGING FRUIT  will have a staged reading on February 17, 2014 (under the direction of Lee Sankowich) at the Zephyr Theatre in LA.   Full production is anticipated in the fall.  The play had its first public reading at the Magic Theatre on November 18.

SUSAN JACKSON (2014 SSRS Selection Panelist):   Reading of SAMARITAN, a full length play.   Sunday, March 16th at 7 pm at the Pear Avenue Theatre in Mountain View.  Tickets are  $10.   Call 650-254-1148 or email Diane at aceastar@pacbell.net  to reserve your seat.

RECENT PRODUCTION CREDITS (2013)

PATRICIA MILTON (Resident Playwright):    Two one-minute plays in the Playwrights Foundation 2013 Bay Area One Minute Play Festival.   Saturday December 14 @ 8 pm and Sunday December 15 @ 3 pm and 8 on at Thick House on Potrero Hill in San Francisco.

LEE BRADY and MARGERY KREITMAN (Resident Playwrights):  Readings of short holiday plays presented by the Monday Night Group.  Thursday December 19 @ 7:30 pm at the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco.

LYNNE KAUFMAN (Alumna Playwright) Staged reading of  romantic comedy “William Blake in Hollywood” at Mill Valley Public Library, Tuesday, December 10th at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

PATRICIA MILTON (Resident Playwright):  Development reading of   THE WAR AT HOME, at the SF Main Library, November 10, 1 pm.  Her one act play, LOSING IT, also had a reading by Playwrights Center of SF on October 28. LOSING IT (in its previous incarnation at the Olympians Festival) garnered a rave review in the Huffington Post last year.

LEE BRADY (Resident Playwright)RANDOM ACTS OF LOVE opened at the Fringe Festival in September 2013.

MARGERY KREITMAN AND LEE BRADY (Resident Playwrights):   Short scenes and monologs presented as part of SUMMER SHORTS at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley on August 17.

PAST PRODUCTION CREDITS (2011-2012)

LOUIS PARNELL3GT Board member and Associate Artist Louis Parnell (Manny Diamond in AJ Baker’s THE RIGHT THING) appeared in BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE at SF Playhouse  December 4 – January 19,  450 Post Street, SF.

SUZE ALLEN3GT  Resident Playwright Suze Allen had a staged reading of her short play, DRY ROT, as part of the Dramatists’ Guild San Francisco Footlights Series on May 7 @ 7 pm.  SF Playhouse Stage #2, 533 Sutter Street, SF.

MARIE SHELL: 3GT Associate Artist Marie Shell (Coralyn in Lee Brady’s WHAT ABOUT BEN?) appeared  in Moises Kaufman’s 33 Variations, with TheatreWorks , October 3-28.

CATHERINE CASTELLANOS:  3GT Associate Artist Catherine Castellanos (Zell Gardner in AJ Baker’s THE RIGHT THING, March 2012) was Caliban in THE TEMPEST at Cal Shakes, May 30 – June 24, 100 Gateway Blvd., Orinda.

LYNNE KAUFMAN:  3GT Associate Playwright Lynne Kaufman’s full length play THE GREATER GOOD, a political drama, had  a staged reading at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley on May 30 at 7:30 pm as part of the Playwrights’ Lab reading series.

MARY KNOLL:  3GT Associate Playwright Mary Knoll’s one-woman comedy (with music and hula hooping,!) TO BE MERRY was presented at this year’s SF Fringe FestivalSeptember  5-16 at the Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF.  TO BE MERRY had its first staged reading at our 2012 Celebration of Women’s History Month — check out a video here.

MARGERY KREITMAN:  3GT Associate Playwright Margery Kreitman performed her solo piece, PAYDAY AT PUKALANI , at the Maui Fringe Festival May 25-27, followed by a performance  on June 12 at StageWerx, 446 Valencia St., San Francisco.  

LOL LEVY3GT Associate Artist Lol Levy (Dave Heller in AJ Baker’s THE RIGHT THING) read Renny in Suze Allen’s DRY ROT at SF Playhouse Stage #2, 533 Sutter Street, SF, May 7

PATRICIA MILTON: 3GT Associate Playwright Patricia Milton had a reading of her new one-act comedy, Demeter: In the Silence of Tangerine Groves, December 13 at 8 pm at the Exit Theatre, San Francisco, as part of the San Francisco Olympians Festival. It got a smashing review in the Huffington Post. Patricia also had two microplays, The Bereaved and Flash Cards, in the One-Minute Play Festival, produced by the Playwrights Foundation. December 15 – December 16, in San Francisco.  Wily West Productions  premiered Patricia’s  full length play,  BELIEVERSAugust 2-August 25 at  StageWerx, SF. It was nominated for six Broadway World SF Theatre Awards!

LOUIS PARNELL:  3GT Board member and Associate Artist Louis Parnell (Manny Diamond in AJ Baker’s THE RIGHT THING) directed REUNION at SF Playhouse Stage 2,  June 6- June 30,  533 Sutter, SF.