Living Life. Writing. Learning Sustenance.
3GT presents a staged reading
written by Jennifer Lynne Roberts
directed by Jacinta Sutphin
Sunday, October 14 at 2PM
Phoenix Theatre, SF
The Arentz sisters–polar opposite twins Elinor and Beth, and attention-starved Layne–reunite for their childhood friend Jess’s wake. While Beth crusades to halt the imminent demolition of an historic hotel in town where, as children, she and Elinor found an abandoned Jess and both witnessed something that created a gulf between them, Elinor opens up her home to an unexpected guest whose presence forces the women to confront the fallibility of memory, the possibility of the extraordinary, and examine what it means to embrace the past, or to let it go, when it comes to family, love and sacrifice.
My latest interview is with artist Jeff Snell. Snell’s solo exhibition “Stacks of Facts” is running through Sept. 20 at Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia.
Read our interview here.
ReproRights! is opening at B8 Theatre October 12, 2018 and runs through October 27. The pieces included in the production are selections from each year that ReproRights! has been presenting work centered on reproductive rights and bodily autonomy, spanning from 2012 to 2017. Two of the pieces are my short plays, Factory Farm: A Documentary (2012) and It Farcely Seems Possible (2015).
I couldn't be happier to have these plays presented at B8 Theatre. B8 has a long tradition of staging quality productions. It's a dream come true for me to working with them and their support of ReproRights! has been incredible.
Directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto.
2292 Concord Blvd.
Rachel Bublitz, Megan Cohen, Elizabeth Flanagan, Nicole Jost, Lola Miller-Henline, Lorraine Midanik, Jeanie Ngo, Evelyn Jean Pine, Madeline Puccioni, Jennifer Lynne Roberts, and Naomi Westerman.
I've been working with Nia Fairweather, Linda Girón, and 3Girls Theatre Company for the last couple of months to help launch a new investigative theater project centered on immigrant women's reproductive rights while in US detention centers.
Fact-based drama has been a tool of theater practitioners since the Ancient Greeks. Throughout time, the form has shifted and the style reshaped to adapt to the needs of the era in which it was reflecting.
3GT Investigates takes a contemporary, collaborative approach to fact-based drama, combining the art of theater with investigative journalism in order to create new narratives that explore the times in which we live.
"3GT Artistic Director AJ Baker created 3GT Investigates to respond with immediacy to current events that are shaping our lives and infringing the rights of our community. Each script project will be researched and written by a different team of women playwrights/theater-makers who bring diverse ethnic, cultural and socio-political perspectives and experiences to the subject matter."
The first work-in-progress is 3GT Investigates: Birth Rights directed by LisaMarie Rollins. Birth Rights centers around the realities of the current administration's war on the reproductive rights of undocumented women and girls in our country.
Our investigators/writers have written a play based on true stories to present during the New Works Festival, followed by a panel-led discussion by our long-time partner, NARAL Pro-Choice America. The discussion will include activists in the field on what's being done to counter the attacks on women’s reproductive rights.
It has been an honor to be Head Writer for this project with 3Girls Theatre and to have the opportunity to tell these stories.
Catch a public reading of our script!
Saturday June 28 - 7:30pm
3GT Investigates: Birth Rights
3Girls Theatre Company's New Works Festival
Z-Below, San Francisco
And of course, we couldn't be all work and no play. We also enjoyed posing for moody, arty (okay, just poor quality) photos.
3Girls Theatre Company's New Works Festival takes place July 27 through August 5th at Z-Below in San Francisco and will feature a variety of programs such as LezWrites, The Innovators Series, and Girlswright, alongside staged readings of the best plays from our 2017-2018 Salon Reading Series.
July 28 at 7:30pm
3Girls Theatre Company
470 Florida St. SF
Check out the full schedule of events. Tickets on sale soon!
Happy to say that "Factory Farm: A Documentary" and "It Farcely Seems Possible" will be included in B8 Theatre Company's production of ReproRights this Fall!
Factory Farm was written for ReproRights in 2012. Farcely was written for the 2015 show. I look forward to revisiting these pieces on bodily autonomy and reproductive rights.
Congrats to fellow writers! Megan Cohen, Rachel Bublitz, Nicole Jost, Madeline Puccioni, Lorraine Midanik, Elizabeth Flanagan, Naomi Westerman, Jeanie Ngo, Evelyn Jean Pine, and Lola Miller-Henline.
I'm a writer. Keeping it simple in a complicated world.