Salon Reading Series

& Brady Fellows Program

Original works-in-progress by our award-winning cohort of emerging women playwrights

in their prime



3GT’s legacy staged reading program, the Salon Reading Series, was created specifically to present the work of women dramatists who take a nontraditional path to professional theatre-making. Emerging playwrights over 40 all too often find their development opportunities frustrated because “emerging” translates to “20-something” in the eyes of theatre producers. 3GT is one of the only companies nationwide to provide dedicated development and production support for women writers in this highly marginalized age group.



Each year, the Company invites emerging Bay Area women playwrights 40+ to apply for a slot in our Salon Series cohort by becoming a Brady Fellow. Our Brady Fellows Program offers artistic support, commitment and community to women theatre-makers "in their prime" who share 3GT's passion for bringing stories told by women to the stage. We provide each Brady Fellow with a professional team and resources, including a dramaturg, director and cast. We support their new play through drafts to a staged reading for a live audience, a springboard for further development.



While stages are dark, 3GT is fully engaged in developing new work by our current cohort of Salon Series artists. Once it's safe to invite audiences back to the theatre, our free monthly staged readings will resume at the landmark Phoenix Theatre located in the San Francisco's vibrant Union Square cultural district. To get notified as soon as the Salon Series goes public once again,  sign up for our mailing list

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3GT Salon Reading Series

At the Phoenix Theatre San Francisco
Ev'ryday Family by Meja Pannell-Tyehimba                November 14, 2021

Violette by Karen Caronna                                                December 12, 2021

Neptune / Salus by Elizabeth Flanagan                             January 9, 2022

Kudzu 2012 by Tracy Baxter                                                 February 13, 2022

Clara by Linda Ayres- Frederick                                               March 13, 2022

Today I Live by Susan-Jane Harrison                                        April 10, 2022

Burden Down by Liz Gjelten                                                         May 15, 2022

The Trees by Kristy Lin Billuni                                                     June 12, 2022

Lee Brady  3GT Co-Founder

3GT’s legacy development program is named in honor of our beloved co-founder, Lee Brady.  Lee's celebrated 50+ year career as a playwright, critic, teacher and all-around theatre guru continues to inspire us every day .


Apply to be a Brady Fellow!

Annually, we invite submissions for the Brady Fellow program in the spring and announce new Fellows at the end of August.   To learn more about the selection process and eligibility, click here.
The annual window for Brady Fellows opens February 1st and closes April 30th.  For questions about the application or program, email Literary Director Pamela Hollings.
Application Period for 2022 has ended

“Readings are the best way figure out what’s wrong with a play. Hearing the words out loud in front of an engaged Salon Series audience brings them to life and shows what’s missing. . . There’s just no substitute to get your script to the next level.” 




Literary Director &

Resident Dramaturg

Pamela Hollings is an Australian theatre-maker and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area currently working with 3Girls Theatre, foolsFURY Theater, and The Yat/Bentley Centre for Performance.


3GT thanks the San Francisco Arts Commission and California Arts Council for their generous support of the Salon Reading Series Program


Salon Series


Check out videos from a decade of 3GT productions that were developed through the Salon Series!