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Friday, June 30, 2017


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"Radical Hope and The New Resistance"

LEZWRITES! is a project of 3Girls Theatre Company that produces readings and performances of short works by lesbian, bi and trans playwrights of all races, ethnicities, and ages. This year's selections will be curated by a literary panel including 3GT Resident Playwright and Producer, Margery Kreitman, and playwright and Associate Producer, Mercilee Jenkins, published in The Best American Short Plays 2014-2015, and two special guest curators: Tina D’Elia, an award-winning casting director and solo performer whose shows include The Rita Hayworth of this Generation; and Thao P. Nguyen, author/performer of Fortunate Daughter, named one of the Top 10 Bay Area Plays of 2013.

Calling for short works for the stage by Lez, Bi, and Trans writers. Seeking submissions from women of ALL AGES, RACES, ETHNICITIES, and RELIGIONS. WOMEN OF COLOR STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! We welcome submissions from across the country and around the world. We love it if you are a writer who is comfortable performing her own work. If not, please send us your piece anyway, and we will find a qualified actor(s).

"Radical Hope and The New Resistance"

We are seeking 5-8 minute HUMOROUS pieces, related to the Festival Theme as it relates to your Lez, Bi, or Trans experience. You may want to focus on the Festival Theme and one or more of the following topics: work, dating, sex, intimacy, marriage, divorce, family, parenting, gender, race, health, aging, community, generational differences, and/or body image.

Immigration/deportation; climate change; activist burnout; bathroom politics; Planned Parenthood; the future of free education, sexual harassment and sexual abuse; electoral politics; queer feminism today; equal political representation for women, and any others you may feel inspired to write on.

Your submission can be a personal essay, flash memoir, monologue, slam poetry, two or three character short play or scene, creative non-fiction, or a song.

$50 for writers or writer/performers and $25 for scene actors.

We will be doing a reading/performance on Sunday, August 20th at 7:15pm at Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco 94107). It is a great venue with lots of street parking. Please make sure you are available on the day of the reading to attend a run-through rehearsal in the afternoon.

Submission by email only to:
with “LezWrites! 2017” in the email subject line.

Please attach your scripts to your email in MS Word or PDF. Please number the pages. Please include all contact information on the cover page only: name, email address, phone number(s), and whether or not you accept texts.

Midnight, July 15, 2017
Questions? Email Associate Producer:
Mercilee Jenkins,

LezWrites! is a project of 3Girls Theatre Company whose mission is to develop, produce and promote new plays written by women playwrights. For more info visit

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