3GT Founding Member and Producing Artistic Director Alisa (AJ) Baker has had a varied career in the arts as a writer, producer and visual artist, but in recent years she’s focused her creative energy on playwriting and theatrical production. Her first full-length play, GLICKMAN’S THIRD ACT, a semi-finalist in the 2011 Bay Area Playwrights Festival competition, was developed by the Playwrights Center of San Francisco during 2010-2011, receiving staged readings at both Meadowsweet Dairy in Corte Madera (2010) and Brava! for Women in the Arts in San Francisco (2011). Her play THE RIGHT THING was initially staged as a co-production of 3GT and Dramatists’ Guild at SF Playhouse in 2011, and then had its world premiere in March 2012 as the headline production of 3GT’s inaugural Celebration Of Women’s History Month at Thick House in San Francisco. AJ also served as Executive Producer for the Festival in both 2012 and 2013, overseeing the production of 15 plays at all points in the development process: development readings, staged readings, and full productions. AJ is an ongoing participant in the Will Dunne Dramatic Writing Workshops and a past member of the Board of Directors of PlayGround. From 2007-2008, she produced and directed the popular monthly nightclub event, Talk Show Live: San Francisco. When she’s not writing, AJ is a partner with the San Francisco law firm of Levine & Baker LLP.
The Honorable Patrice “Pat” McElroy is a hearing judge and the Assistant Supervising Judge of the State Bar Court of California. Judge McElroy currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of UC Hastings College of Law and the board of Lawyer Referral Service Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF). She is a tireless and honored defender of childrens’ rights in the community, and has been a board member of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, the Community Alliance for Special Education, the San Francisco Child Abuse Council and the Children’s Mental Health Policy Board. From 1997 – 2000, she was the Executive Director of the Bay Area Association of Advocates for Children. She is a member of the Dependency Review Panel of the BASF and of the Northern California Association of Counsel for Children. From 1998 until her initial appointment to the State Bar Court in 2001, Judge McElroy represented children in her private practice Prior to that time, she was a staff attorney for the National Center for Youth Law and a Principal Trial Attorney for the Office of Public Defender in San Francisco. A Bay Area native, Judge McElroy received her law degree from Hastings and her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley. In addition to all of her work for the legal community, she is a passionate supporter of the arts and a charter supporter of 3Girls Theatre Company.
Louis Parnell has worked extensively as an actor and director with numerous companies in the Bay Area including American Conservatory Theatre, Campo Santo, CCT, Center Repertory, CentralWorks, The Magic, Marin Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, TheatreWorks, Thick Description and Traveling Jewish Theatre; as well as with many smaller nomadic companies. He most recently appeared as Freud in 3GT’s production of THE COUCH. Recent work includes 3GT’s world premiere of THE RIGHT THING, TJT’s productions of DEAD MOTHER and DEATH OF A SALESMAN, and BELL, BOOK & CANDLE, CABARET, CORONADO, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FANTASTICKS and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST all at the SF Playhouse. Other favorite acting performances include leading roles in ART, AFTER THE FALL, ANGELS IN AMERICA, THE BOYS IN THE BAND, IT HAD TO BE YOU, SPEED-THE-PLOW and TALLEY’S FOLLY. Favorite directing gigs include AMERICAN BUFFALO, DEATHTRAP, FOUR DOGS AND A BONE, HURLYBURLY, PRIVATE EYES, RECKLESS and REUNION. He has been honored with 11 BATCC nominations for acting or directing (4 wins) and 5 DramaLogue and Dean Goodman Choice Awards. He has also performed in numerous film, television and commercial roles including TRAUMA, NASH BRIDGES, AMERICA’S MOST WANTED and the PBS documentary RALPH ELLISON: AN AMERICAN LIFE which was an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006. He is on the Board of Directors of the SF Playhouse, was a founding member of Genesius Theatre Company and the Actors Theatre of SF, and is a proud member of Playground at Berkeley Rep, SAG, AFTRA and AEA.