3GT Innovators Series presents work-in-progress or "scratch" performances of experimental work by women theatre-makers to an audience that is notoriously difficult to reach: young Bay Area “techies” and professionals. By connecting artists who are reimagining what theatre is and can be with their peers across industries throughout the City, 3GT hopes to spark new kinds of artistic collaboration and bring in new audiences for edgy work by women theatre-makers.
Our wild and eccentric City on the Bay has always been a beacon for artist, writers, creative risk takers, dreamers of all kinds. 3GT supports women playwrights who are experimenting with the form, content, and utility of theatre, and we mean to keep it that way! In 2017, we created our 3GT Innovators Series to create space and provide the resources necessary for experimenting with the theatrical medium. Postdramatic, immersive, devised, nonlinear, mixed media. . . We want to put it on stage, and in front of new audiences, where it belongs!
You! We invite women-identified and gender nonconforming theatre-makers to apply year-round to 3GT Innovators’ development program. 3GT provides artistic and financial support to help creators move from concept to production with work that challenges formal convention and pushes thematic boundaries. Artists of color are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration. To apply, please complete the online application form by clicking here. For questions and inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The US in the U.S. Ensemble grew out of a Social Justice theatre project created by Professor A. Fajilan at California State University East Bay. In the Fall of 2016, "CSUFerguson" premiered with a cast of 15 multidisciplinary students seeking to put a “face on the faceless hoodie.” Following Theatre of the Oppressed philosophy, all of Us in the U.S.'s shows involve audience participation. They are devised from the ensemble and/or collaborations with other artists.
PROJECT: WRITE MYSELF FREE
US in the U.S. is dedicated to rebel against media and tradition telling us who we are and how to act. The country especially, focuses on creating identities for us rather than allowing us to create our own. Writing helps release tension because we store our blocked emotions and thoughts in our bodies and sometimes don't even know it there. We've developed protective habits so we can do go out into the world without feeling vulnerable; at the cost of our mental & physical healthy.
Queer Cat Productions creates playful, perspective-queering, boundary-pushing theatre and immersive experiences at the intersection of theater, games, and storytelling that are committed to curiosity about evolving forms.
PROJECT: THE GAY DIVORCE PLAY (2019)
The Gay Divorce Play an interactive living room theater ritual of a queer marriage dissolution party. TJ and Luz have invited you, their friends, to celebrate their divorce. And you said you would come…
Liar Liar Theater Collective
Liar Liar collective reinterprets Classical narratives through feminist lenses, utilizing unconventional methods of storytelling that recenter feminine voices and revolutionize the theatrical experience.
PROJECT: TWO COINS FOR THE FERRYMAN (2019, 2018)
Two Coins for the Ferryman is an immersive theatrical experience that sends six audience members on individual, heroic quests through the Greek underworld.
Cynthia Ling Lee instigates postcolonial, queer, and feminist-of-color interventions in the field of Asian diasporic performance. Her interdisciplinary performance work has been presented at major theaters and alternative venues throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. Cynthia is an assistant professor of theater arts at UC Santa Cruz and a member of the Post Natyam Collective, a transnational, web-based coalition of dance artists whose work triangulates between art-making, activism, and theory. Learn more about Cynthia on her website.
PROJECT: LOST CHINATOWNS (2018) Lost Chinatowns, was selected for the inaugural 3GT Innovators Series in 2017 and presented at the 2018 New Works Festival. The project is a multimedia dance-theater work exploring the destruction, lost vibrancy, and historical erasure of Santa Cruz’s Chinatowns from 1860-1955. Santa Cruz, now known as the ultra-liberal “leftmost” city of the US, was once the center of virulent anti-Chinese racism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lost Chinatowns aims to connect the historical othering of Asian bodies and current xenophobic regimes in the era of Trump as an act of interracial solidarity between communities of color.
Bowstring Collective featured devisers Emma Shelton, Jena McRae, Siobhan Marie Doherty, Jaime Lee Hart, Molly Benson, Lexie Papedo, Margery Fairchild, and Gabrielle Patacsil. The ensemble collectively weaved personal experiences and family histories into multi-disciplinary performances in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bowstring created rich, immersive stories that blended music, dance, theater, technology, and comedy to explore the evolution of womanhood over generations.
PROJECT: STEAM (2018) Bowstring's fantastical and non-linear STEAM was inspired by the true story of three teenage siblings in the 1850’s who, to save the family farm, toured the country by steam train as dancers.