Welcome to Three Strands Theatre Company! Three Strands is a nomadic theatre focused on community engagement operating out of the DFW metroplex. We believe theatre happens largely outside of the theatre and are always looking for ways we can influence and change our community for good. Three Strands was founded by Meg Sullivan in 2014.
What is your story? What are you passionate about? What do you want to change?
Three Strands Theatre does a different kind of theatre. We put the story and the themes in your court. What do you want to talk about? We’ll make a show about that.
You don’t have to be a great actor to join our group. We need writers, storytellers, artists, athletes, musicians, people who have something to say, and above all- fun seeking individuals.
Now, we’ll be honest. This requires vulnerability, respect, and focus. This will be a challenge. But aren’t the most challenging things also the most rewarding things?
Care to take that adventure?
Graduated from Baylor University with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance with emphases in Directing, and Marketing for the Arts. She then received her Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance at Arizona State University where she wrote her thesis on devising Faith-Based Theatre. She is an educator, actor, and director who is passionate about theatre for young people, and how it can teach humility, empathy, compassion, and leadership. She is Artistic Director at Three Strands Theatre and a Resident Director and Grant Writer at Genesis Children's Theatre. She and has also taught for Dallas Theatre Center, Shakespeare Dallas, Dallas Children's Theatre, and Childsplay Children's Theatre. Her favorite directing projects include "Dark Lady of the Sonnets" by George Bernard Shaw, and "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare. Her favorite acting roles have included the Baker's Wife in "Into the Woods" (Genesis), Cunningham from "The Last Days of Judas Iscariott" (Stray Cat Theatre), and Deborah from "H20" (ASU). Her absolute favorite role was Lotty Wilton from "Enchanted April" (BU) directed by Steven Pounders. She also had the opportunity to create and perform in world premiers of "POVV" and "The Fall of the House of Escher" with the Punctum Ensemble, and her own one-woman show, "Tamar."
Growing up, I always wanted more out of theatre. For me, its not only an artform. Its a calling, a passion, and a vocation. It's a tool that can be used to heal, to encourage, to mentor, and to bring people together. I found myself largely disatisfied with theatre in the church. Most of the time it didn't move me. Occasionally it made me furious. Every once in a while it was breathtaking. And it was that "every once in a while" that kept me coming back. When I was at Baylor I decided I wanted to start my own company and change faith based theatre, but I didn't know how. My next chapter at Arizona State provided me with devising skills and gave me experience in creating brand new shows and experiences. When it came time to create my Applied Project (my master's thesis), I knew that I had to combine my faith and my art and take steps towards creating work that would feed my spiritual and professional life. I ended up doing three (almost four) separate projects that would allow me to devise new work that included my worldview without shutting the door on people with different worldviews. I worked with a group of middle school students to create a show about judgment. I worked with fellow college aged students to open dialogue about faith in general on a public campus. I wrote a one woman show wrestling with finding hope in a hopeless circumstance. I decided again I wanted to start a theatre that would engage and encourage a community to share, and to learn from each other. This theatre would, yes, work in faith-based circles, but would also work outside the church in the community. It would go to public and private schools. It would encourage students to come together to build each other up and change their own community for the better! It would be a safe place to Question, Discover, and Create. Thus, Three Strands Theatre was born. It started as an idea and a dream and has become a reality.
Thank you for reading my story. Let's work together sometime soon!