About the Crackpot Crones
In the 1970s, they were core members of Lilith, San Francisco’s internationally renowned women’s theater. In 1980, they wrote Dos Lesbos, A Play By, For & About Perverts, which inspired the first anthology of lesbian plays and offended the Pope during World Pride 2000 in Rome.
In 2011, Terry ran for Mayor of San Francisco.
Terry Baum & Carolyn Myers
Terry Baum has had four plays published and produced all over the world. Her work has been translated into French, Dutch, and Swedish. An Italian version of Dos Lesbos offended the Pope during the World Pride 2000 celebration in Rome. Baum has been creating theater in San Francisco since she founded Lilith, the Women’s Theater Collective, in 1974. As a solo performer of her own work, she has toured the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel. Immediate Family, performed by a Dutch movie star, was a stage hit in Amsterdam and filmed for Dutch prime time TV. She has received the Restless Pens Playwriting Award and the KPFA Radio Playwriting Award. Recent productions in San Francisco are: Waiting for the Podiatrist at Venue 9 (2003), and Two Fools at Theatre Rhinoceros (2004) and Baum for Peace at the Marsh (2006), which was selected for the 2007 NY Fringe Festival. Baum has made several short movies, one of which was shown at the 2007 Frameline Gay Film Festival in San Francisco. Baum was the Green candidate for U.S. Congress in San Francisco in 2004. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Carolyn Myers directed her first play at age 8, idealistically (if misguidedly) produced “A Raisin in the Sun” with an all-Caucasian 8th grade cast in junior high, had her first original play censored in high school, majored in drama at UC Santa Barbara, and has been a founding member of four social action theaters: The Gorilla Theater, The Isla Vista Community Theater, Lilith, the internationally renowned women’s theatre of the 1970’s and 80’s, and Mixed Company Theater (in partnership with Dori Appel) in Ashland, Oregon. For fifteen years, with Cil Stengel, she directed Planned Parenthood’s Teen Theatres in Southern Oregon. Her plays “Girl Talk” and “Hot Flashes” (written with Dori Appel) are published by Samuel French, Inc., and “Dos Lesbos” (with Terry Baum and Alice Thompson) was featured in Rome for EuroPride 2000 and banned by the Pope. Her epic poem “She Bop” was made into an animated film by Joanna Priestley and is performed by vocal artists at cultural events around the globe. Currently she is a member of The Hamazons, Warrior Princesses of Comedy.