Writing, development, and performance opportunities for emerging LBTQ+ women-identified, nonbinary, and queer playwrights and artists living in the Bay Area
LezWritesBTQ is a unique development and performance program for emerging lesbian, bi, transgender, and gender non-conforming women-identified queer theatre-makers. Our LBTQ+ playwrights and solo-performers create work that speaks directly to lesbian and queer artists and audiences, with an emphasis on women of color, people with disabilities, and other communities traditionally underrepresented in theatre.
When 3GT playwright Margery Kreitman created LezWrites in 2013, it was the only program of its kind in the Bay Area dedicated exclusively to serving LBTQ+ dramatists. In 2019, LezWritesBTQ took our legacy program to a new level under the direction of Tina D'Elia, offering LBTQ+ playwrights and solo performers script development and performance opportunities throughout the year.
Apply to be a LezWritesBTQ Cohort!
The annual window for applying to the LezWritesBTQ Cohort program opens May 1 and closes July 31. To learn more about the selection process and eligibility, click here. For questions about the application or program, email Program Director Tina D'Elia.
“LezWritesBTQ is vital and necessary! The program is radically different than mainstream theatre… LezWritesBTQ speaks to many of us across generations and
celebrates LBTQ+/NB cultures”
– MARY GUZMAN, PLAYWRIGHT / DIRECTOR
3GT Kreitman Fellow
"What an exciting time for us to expand to have more opportunities for Queer and Trans women’s work to be promoted, produced, developed, and valued on stage."