3GT Resident Playwright, Co-founder and 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 full-length plays include: GLICKMAN’S THIRD ACT (semi-finalist , 2011 Bay Area Playwrights Festival; staged readings ,Brava! for Women in the Arts (2011), PCSF (2010, 2011), Meadowsweet Dairy (2010)); THE RIGHT THING ( world premiere 2012, Thick House); THE ANNIVERSARY EFFECT (semi-finalist, 2015 Bay Area Playwrights’ Festival; finalist, 2014 3GT New Works Festival; finalist, Capital Repertory’s 2014 NEXT ACT! New Play Summit (Albany, NY). Her most recent play, ENTANGLEMENT (winner, 2015 New Works Festival; staged readings: SF Playhouse (2015), 3GT (2015)) had its world premiere in November 2016.
As Artistic Director of 3Girls Theatre, AJ has served as Executive Producer for five 3GT New Works Festivals and eight full productions, overseeing the presentation of more than 40 plays at all stages in the development process since 2012. She’s a proud member of Dramatists’ Guild, 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 practices law, plays with her cats and eavesdrops for material in the cafes of North Beach.