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.
LezWritesBTQ Digital Salons are happening throughout the year both online and in-person. Most classes and readings are online with some limited-capacity live readings. For more information about the LezWritesBTQ program, contact Program Director Tina D’Elia.
Apply to be a LezWritesBTQ Cohort!
The annual window for applying to the LezWritesBTQ Cohort program opens June 1 and closes Aug 5. 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
LezWritesBTQ Writing Workshops
Throughout 2022, LezWritesBTQ will be hosting multi-week writing classes with 3GT Legacy, Margery Kreitman, culminating in a COVID-safe public reading via Zoom. We invite you to join us in keeping the queer creativity rolling!
New Classes will be announced in 2023!
Classes are held on Zoom each Wednesday from 11:00am-1:00pm. The class will culminate in a public Zoom reading.
For information about class dates and times, or to observe a reading, please click here to contact Program Coordinator, Zoe Chien
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."
"I created LezWrites! because there were no existing venues producing solo theatrical works or developing works in progress that reflected the LBTQ experience."