We’re thrilled to work with a dynamic team of behind-the-scenes artists who help make the magic happen all year. 3GT would be just a theory without the enthusiasm and dedication of our staff of professionals and volunteers.
MICHAEL BELLINO (TECHNICAL CONSULTANT)
Michael Bellino is a Bay Area actor, director, and designer. His most recent work as an actor was in the San Jose Stage Co. production of ON THE WATERFRONT, earlier this year. And he is proud to have been part of Thick Description’s 20th Anniversary season in Octavio Solis’ EL OTRO, and Oliver Mayer’s BLADE TO THE HEAT. He has performed, directed and designed for many local theatres including Magic Theatre, Eureka Theatre, Oakland Ensemble, Pour Boys, and the upstart Bindlestiff Productions, to name a few. He was also Jackson Speer in Solis’ GIBRALTAR, a California Premier, in a co-production with Thick Description and San Jose Stage Co. Michael served as Technical Director for our 2012 CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH at Thick House, and in 2o13 he’s our Festival Production Manager.
CHRISTINE CLAUDEL (ASSOCIATE PRODUCER)
Christine Claudel has worked with nonprofit organizations in fundraising and brings a passion for our mission of putting “women’s work…onstage where it belongs” to her role. Christine graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Journalism. She has contributed to arts and culture magazines as a copy writer and greatly enjoyed her work writing grants. As a Bay Area theatre supporter, Christine is continually invigorated by all the talent encountered in our community. She is thrilled to be joining 3 Girls Theatre for what she sees as a dynamic intersection of growth and opportunity for women’s voices in American theatre.
RACHEL LEIBMAN (ART DIRECTOR)
Collage artist Rachel Leibman recently moved from the east coast to San Francisco, where she works from her studio in Bernal Heights. She uses small pieces of paper as her palette and “paints” colorful, detailed and elaborate pictures. The collages are composed of images of ancient illuminated manuscripts, petroglyphs, totems, tapestries and urban graffiti. Leibman incorporates manuscripts of different religions, languages and styles into each collage. The collages pay homage to those who came before and celebrate the uniqueness of our varied heritages. At the same time, they illuminate the human interconnectedness and cultural melding that defines our global society. This cultural amalgamation characterizes her secular and humanistic worldview. Leibman has exhibited her collages in many solo and group shows in New York City and New Jersey including the Monmouth Museum, the Morris Museum, Arts Guild New Jersey, the George Segal Gallery, and Broome Street Gallery in Soho.
SUSANNAH MASON (PRODUCTION MANAGER)
Spiraleena has been theatrically engaged ever since she scored the role of the little mermaid in a girl scout play at age 9. In addition to her evolving work as 3GT’s resident production manager, Spiraleena can be found doing stage makeup design for The Marsh Youth Theater, (SIDDHARTHA, NARNIA, THE MAGIC FLUTE), the Chitresh Das Dance Company (SITA HARAN) and The Reclaiming Spiral Dance (dancers and chorus, make-up). In May 2011, she did make-up for hundreds of dancers in the Indian classic epic tale of THE RAMAYANA for Chhandam School of Kathak Dance. In March 2012, Spiraleena stage managed THE RIGHT THING and WHAT ABOUT BEN? during 3GT’s MARCH 2012 CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH festival at Thick House. She served as Costume Designer for our 2012 HOLIDAY SHOWCASE and in 2013, she is our Festival Costume Designer for CWHM.
JIM NORRENA (PHOTOGRAPHER)
Bay Area native Jim Norrena wears many hats: He’s the web editor and content manager at California College of the Arts (where by fall 2012 he’ll have earned his MFA in creative writing); he teaches professional proofreading at Media Alliance; serves on the boards of Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco (PCSF), Bay Area Editors’ Forum (BAEF), and the Mary Sidney Society (MSS), a nonprofit whose mission statement is to prove a woman wrote the works attributed to William Shakespeare(!); he also is in love with photography; and, above all else, he’s a dyed-in-the-wool theater fan who is just now getting his playwriting hands dirty. Jim loves 3GT- and 3GT loves him!