3GirlsTheatre Company develops, promotes and presents new plays by women playwrights.
After ten years of "putting women's work onstage, where it belongs" it's time to celebrate! We're kicking off our second decade by saying YES! to as many readings, workshops, scratch works and productions by 3GT women theatre-makers as possible. Happy 10th Anniversary 3GT!
We're the Change!
Fewer than 30% of plays produced annually by American mainstream theatre are written by women. 3GT is dedicated to challenging the status quo!
3GT was founded in 2011 for the express purpose of challenging the cultural bias that favors men’s voices over women’s on stage. At that time, fewer than 20% of plays produced by the American mainstream theatre establishment in any given year were written by women. Although change was afoot, in 2017 industry watchdog Theatre Communications Group noted “when it comes to the status of female playwrights in the American theatre, the long arc of history is bending toward parity-but so slowly, almost imperceptibly, that you’d be forgiven for despairing.” But recent data is more optimistic. Despite the Dramatists Guild’s findings that as of 2018, national production of plays by women overall is still languishing below 30% , TCG says the percentage of new plays by women getting production “has leapt breathtakingly in recent years.” 3GT is a part of that leap!
3GT started with a single project, the Salon Reading Series: monthly staged readings of new plays written by a small cohort of seasoned Bay Area women playwrights “in their prime.”
Under the leadership of Executive Artistic Director and Founding Playwright AJ Baker, 3GT has grown into a company that offers development opportunities to an ever-expanding group of women theatre-makers who reflect the uniqueness and diversity of our region. Our programs now include readings, works-in-progress, full productions and a New Works Festival drawn from five development projects: the Salon Series, GirlWrights, LezWritesBTQ, 3GT Innovators, and 3GT Investigates. These projects develop new plays written by Bay Area women for both traditional and experimental theatre, empower young women and girls, and nurture LBTQ playwrights. Hundreds of Bay Area theatre-makers who share our vision – across ages, perspectives and genders –now collaborate each year with 3GT to “put women’s work onstage, where it belongs.”