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Gay Film Weekend

This fall, Pride Films and Plays’ developmental work with writers from around the country continues with Gay Film Weekend for new screenplay development. Five finalists have been named in PFP’s 2016 Great Gay Screenplay Contest, an international contest for screenplays with LGBT characters and themes. The five screenplays will be performed as enhanced staged readings…


LezPlay Finalists and Weekend Schedule Announced

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce the results of our 2016 LezPlay Contest. From nearly three dozen entries, five finalists have been selected to receive staged readings of their scripts during LezPlay Weekend, which runs October 7-9 at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre of Center on Halsted in Chicago. LezPlay enhances the visibility and advances…


Gay Play Weekend Features 5 Enhanced Staged Readings

GAY PLAY WEEKEND features four new plays and one new musical! Performances will be held May 15 to 17 at Hoover-Leppen Theater of Center on Halsted.   Pride Films and Plays has for the last five years celebrated unique voices in the annual Great Gay Play And Musical Contest. And the finalists for 2015 once…


Women’s Work – Contest Entry Starts Today!

It will most likely have a new name and new format soon, but just making sure you save September 19 to 21 for our 2014 Women’s Work Weekend for plays and screenplays with lesbian characters or themes. Once again, Center on Halsted is our host for this important weekend of celebration and new play development…


Gay Play Weekend May 9 to 11, 2014

 PFP’s Gay Play Weekend includes a thrilling musical about a tragedy in gay history, and a historical drama about Michelangelo. You will also see a murder mystery which takes place at a party where everyone is dressed as Joan Crawford, a fun piece about gay dating today, and a drama about abuse and healing.  These…

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Next Planning Meeting for Women’s Work Fest is March 15 at 1:30.

We had a great planning meeting for our Women’s Work Festival.  There was great discussion about programming and planning, audience development, even the name of the event. If you are interested in participating in this event for works by women with lesbian characters or themes, plan to join our next meeting on Saturday, March 15…

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Tonight Is The Night!

Tickets are still left for Sochi: Three Short Plays About Gay Athletes. The box office will open for cash sales at 6 pm tonight in the third floor lobby of the Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted. The performance begins at 7. To order tickets in advance, call 1 800 838 3006, or head here.

Meet the cast of Sochi!

Shaun Baer (Martin, Olympic Fever) is a Chicago actor, born and bred. Film credits include the title role in the short film “Scotty Works Out,” Charles Fleener in the short film “Adieu” and series regular Tyler Linn in the upcoming online series “Dudes.” Favorite stage roles include the title roles in Pippin, (Bohemian Theatre Ensemble)…

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SOCHI: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics

Pride Films and Plays Presents SOCHI: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics Pride Films and Plays is delighted to present two new world premieres and one Chicago premiere dealing with gay athletes in Sochi: Three Plays About Gay Athletes And The Olympics. Commemorative Edition by DC Cathro, Hoya Saxa by Rich Espey, and…