Only 12-18% of new plays produced by the American mainstream theatre establishment in any year are written by women — an incredible statistic made even more so by the fact that this low percentage is roughly the same today as it was a century ago. We at 3Girls Theatre aren’t interested in debating the politics of this problem. We’re just interested in solving it!
Since our founding in 2011 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre company, 3GT has worked to address this problem by creating theatre experiences that let the voices of women and girls be heard, loud and clear. 3GT’s annual programs include our Festival, Salon Reading Series, and full productions, as well as our educational programs and outreach projects that invite script submissions and participation from our larger community. These programs develop new playwrights, empower young woman and girls, and nurture LBT playwrights.