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Salon Series Finalist: DISRUPTION by AJ Baker

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[Above: Chad Deverman and Courtney Walsh in DISRUPTION]

Staged reading of the second Finalist from the 2016-2017 3GT Salon Reading Series, in competition for the 2017 Festival Prize.

Disruption by AJ Baker.

Who Knew What When? When an anonymous whistle-blower threatens to go viral, visionary CEO Andrea Powell has just one day to save her company — and herself — from a public relations disaster that could destroy them both. But it’s not so easy to make a deal when the circumstances are shrouded in mystery. Who’s behind the threats? What do they really want? Is it all business — or is it something much more personal? Only one thing is clear: if a woman wants to disrupt the status quo, she needs all the friends she can get.

Directed by Louis Parnell. Featuring Courtney Walsh, Nancy Madden*, Heather Gordon*, Louis Parnell* and Chad Deverman*. *Member, AEA.


2017 NEW WORKS FESTIVAL: 3GT Celebrates RADICAL HOPE & THE NEW RESISTANCE

Like so many of our fellow artists (and fellow citizens), all of us at 3Girls Theatre Company felt discouraged and disenfranchised by the results of the 2016 election. Every year we choose a theme for our annual festival to focus our work and help the community rally around important issues. This year's theme, RADICAL HOPE AND THE NEW RESISTANCE, was inspired by an essay by novelist Junot Diaz that was published in the New Yorker last November. Diaz wrote:

"But all the fighting in the world will not help us if we do not also hope. What I’m trying to cultivate is not blind optimism but what the philosopher Jonathan Lear calls radical hope. “What makes this hope radical,” Lear writes, “is that it is directed toward a future goodness that transcends the current ability to understand what it is.” Radical hope is not so much something you have but something you practice; it demands flexibility, openness, and what Lear describes as “imaginative excellence.” Radical hope is our best weapon against despair, even when despair seems justifiable; it makes the survival of the end of your world possible. Only radical hope could have imagined people like us into existence.

We agree! Radical Hope is what drives all of us at 3GT to continue throwing ourselves passionately into making theater that will move and engage you. Our 2017 New Works Festival includes ten days of original events that explore the need for artists to never let go of hope, despite what political forces surround us.


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