3GT Associate Artist and Board Member Louis Parnell has worked extensively as an actor and director with numerous companies in the Bay Area, including American Conservatory Theatre, Campo Santo, Center Repertory, CentralWorks, The Magic, Marin Theatre Company, SF Playhouse, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Thick Description and Traveling Jewish Theatre; as well as with many smaller nomadic companies. In 2018, he appeared in the SF Playhouse production of BORN YESTERDAY, and will also direct and act in 3GT’s world premiere production of DISRUPTION. For 3GT, Louis has appeared in leading roles in ENTANGLEMENT, THE COUCH and THE RIGHT THING. His long list of Bay Area acting credits includes leading and featured roles in: SF Playhouse’s productions of THE NETHER, INTO THE WOODS, ART, BELL, BOOK & CANDLE, CABARET, CORONADO, MAN OF LA MANCHA, THE FANTASTICKS and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST. Other roles at local theaters include 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 ENTANGLEMENT, LOW HANGING FRUIT, MOMENTS OF TRUTH, 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. He is a long-time Board member at 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.