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LezWritesBTQ

Writing, development, and performance opportunities for emerging LBTQ+ women-identified, nonbinary, and queer playwrights and artists living in the Bay Area

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Who:

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.

What:

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.

Where:

While stages are dark, LezWritesBTQ Digital Salons are happening throughout the year. For more information about the LezWritesBTQ program, contact Program Director Tina D’Elia.

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LezWritesBTQ Writing Workshops

Throughout 2021, 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!

“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

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Tina D'Elia

Program 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."

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Margery Kreitman

Founding Curator

"I created LezWrites! because there were no existing venues producing solo theatrical works or developing works in progress that reflected the LBTQ experience."

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VIDEO CHANNEL

Take a look at LezWritesBTQ's journey in putting queer voices center stage!