First Bite: Lee Brady

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First Bite 4 Playwrights!
Date: April 6, 2021
Playwright: Lee Brady
Piece: Shorty's Wife
Readers: Shirley Nilsen Hall, Suze Allen, Dewey Davis-Thompson
Playwright: Lee Brady

Lee Brady is an award-winning San Francisco playwright who, like everyone else in theatre, wears several hats.   She’s an actor (“Gin Game” in Antigua, Guatemala), “The Oldest Profession,” in San Francisco, CA.  She is a founder/resident playwright for 3Girls Theatre   (, a teacher of playwriting (Monterey Peninsula College), and a theatre critic (Pacific Sun Newspaper).  But writing plays is her first love and seeing them produced is her biggest thrill.  Her plays have been produced in Memphis, New York City, Columbia, Missouri, Edinburgh, Scotland and Valdez and Alaska as well as in San Francisco.

Her latest play, Southern Lights,” had a run at Z Below theater in San Francisco (just before the pandemic!)  

Shirley Nilsen Hall

Shirley Nilsen Hall has been a director and actor in the Bay Area for many years and is pleased to join Suze Allen in this adventure. She is especially delighted to be doing a reading by her favorite playwright, Lee Brady. Some favorite acting roles: Violet Weston in “August Osage County”, Vera in “4000 Miles”, Lady Bracknell in “The Importance of Being Earnest”, Mother Superior in “Nunsense” and Fonsia in “The Gin Game”, which she performed with her husband Norman A. Hall.